Recent years have seen the gap between the haves and have-nots widen in the Premier League, with the top teams accumulating enormous points totals as they march through the season. While only one side has ever managed to go through the entire season unbeaten, a number have managed winning streaks which go into double figures.
Here we will take a look at the top 7 winning streaks in Premier League history, and doubtless the teams on this list will not come as much of a surprise to anyone who has followed the league in recent years.
1= Manchester City (2017-2018): 18 consecutive wins
Manchester City’s record-breaking run of 18 consecutive wins during the 2017-2018 season was a testament to their exceptional quality and dominance. Managed by Pep Guardiola, the team displayed an impressive blend of attacking flair and tactical astuteness, tearing apart opposition defenses with their intricate passing and relentless pressing. Led by influential players such as Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Agüero, and David Silva, Manchester City’s winning streak propelled them to the Premier League title, finishing the season with a record-breaking 100 points and scoring a record 106 goals along the way.
1= Liverpool (2019-2020): 18 wins
Liverpool’s 18 consecutive wins during the 2019-2020 season played a pivotal role in their journey to becoming champions of England. Under the guidance of Jürgen Klopp, the team displayed an exceptional level of consistency and a relentless pursuit of victory. Known for their high-intensity pressing and dynamic attacking play, Liverpool overwhelmed opponents with their attacking trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, and Roberto Firmino. This winning streak propelled Liverpool to their first-ever Premier League title, marking a historic achievement for the club and its passionate fanbase.
3= Manchester City (2020-2021): 17 wins
Manchester City (2020-2021): Manchester City’s run of 17 consecutive wins during the 2020-2021 season was a display of their relentless pursuit of success. Their winning streak lasted a total of 82 days from December 2020 through to March 2021. In fact it was their traditional foes Manchester United who ended their run, beating City 2-0 at the Etihad to stop them in their tracks.
3= Liverpool (2019-2020): 17 wins
Continuing their dominance in the Premier League, Liverpool embarked on a magnificent run of 17 consecutive victories between March and October in 2019. Records kept tumbling during this incredible season, as the Reds came within 5 games of matching Arsenal’s stretch of 49 games without defeat. Their final point tally of 99 was only ever beaten by their constant rivals, Manchester City.
5. Arsenal (2001-2002): 14 wins
Arsenal’s remarkable run of 14 consecutive wins during the 2001-2002 season is etched in Premier League history. Led by the innovative coaching of Arsène Wenger, the team exhibited a formidable combination of skill, creativity, and solid teamwork. The attacking prowess of Thierry Henry, coupled with the midfield dominance of Patrick Vieira, provided the foundation for Arsenal’s success. Their winning streak helped them secure the Premier League title and complete a domestic double, as they also lifted the FA Cup that season. Arsenal’s style of play and the cohesion displayed during this period left a lasting impression on English football. The majority of the team would make up the famous ‘Invincibles’ side that performed an arguably more impressive feat by claiming the 2003-04 Premier League title without losing a match – the only team to manage this feat.
6. Chelsea (2016-2017): 13 wins
Under the guidance of manager Antonio Conte, Chelsea embarked on a memorable run of 13 consecutive victories during the 2016-2017 season. The team showcased a remarkable defensive solidity, organized in a compact 3-4-3 formation that proved challenging for opposing teams to break down. Alongside their defensive prowess, Chelsea’s attacking prowess was spearheaded by the likes of Eden Hazard and Diego Costa, who consistently delivered goals and assists. Their winning streak paved the way for Chelsea’s Premier League triumph, as they finished the season with a comfortable margin at the top of the table.
7. Manchester United (1999-2000): 12 wins
Manchester United’s 12 consecutive wins during the 1999-2000 season showcased the resilience and winning mentality that defined Sir Alex Ferguson’s tenure at the club. Led by influential figures like Roy Keane and David Beckham, the team exhibited a blend of skill, determination, and never-say-die attitude. Manchester United’s ability to come back from deficits and secure victories showcased their character and desire to win. This impressive winning streak contributed to their successful defence of the Premier League title, as they continued their dominance in English football.