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Premier League Records: Most points in a season

Although the Premier League was initially a 42-game competition, the top seven seasons in terms of points tallies were all within 38 games.

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Most points in a Premier League season

Team (season)Points
Manchester City (17/18)100
Liverpool (19/20)99
Manchester City (18/19)98
Liverpool (18/19)97
Chelsea (04/05)95
Chelsea (16/17)93
Manchester City (21/22)93
Manchester United (93/94)*92
Liverpool (21/22)92
Manchester United (99/00)91
Chelsea (05/06)91
Arsenal (03/04)90
Manchester United (08/09)90

*42-game season

In Pep Guardiola’s second season, Manchester City stormed to the title, becoming the first team in Premier League history to reach 100 points.

Not only did City set the record for the number of points accrued but the number of wins racked up (32).

City drew their second game of the season at home to Everton but won 18 on the bounce afterwards. Losing just twice all season – at Liverpool and at home to Manchester United, City ticked over to 100 points in the 94th minute of the final day of the season at Southampton.

Liverpool are second on the list, one behind Guardiola’s City – rather summing up Jurgen Klopp’s time at Liverpool. After falling agonisingly short the previous campaign with what was the third highest tally in Premier League history, Liverpool ran rampant in the 2019/20 season.

Liverpool won 26 of their first 27 games – drawing the other, and only a late run of mediocre form after the Covid interruption stopped the Reds joining City on 100.

The season after reaching 100 points, City fell two short of the tally, but their 14-game winning run to close the season was enough to keep Liverpool at bay, winning the title by one point.

Prior to the Guardiola-Klopp era, Chelsea were the standard bearers, with Jose Mourinho’s debut season seeing the Blues become the first team to become the first team to reach 95 points and only the third team in the 38-game era to reach 90.

Almost impossible to beat, Chelsea didn’t lose at home all season (losing just once away), and conceded just 15 goals en route to the title.

After picking up the pieces from Mourinho’s second spell, Antonio Conte took Chelsea to a fifth Premier League title and also cleared 90 points. Despite losing five times that season, Chelsea racked up 30 wins to run out comfortable winners.

Manchester City weren’t at their best at the start of the 21/22 season, with just 20 points from their first 10 matches – replicated over a whole season, it’d have seen them just about finish above third-place Chelsea.

But Guardiola’s men picked up speed from there. They won 12 matches in a row heading into the new year, and took 19 points from their final seven games to again hold Liverpool off by one point. It was the second time Liverpool had cleared 90 points in a season and not won the title, and they remain the only team to do so.

On the back of their historic treble win in 1999, Manchester United moved up a gear, with 91 points in the 1999/2000 season, an effort Mourinho matched in his second year with Chelsea.

Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ hit 90 in 03/04, with United’s Champions League runners-up also recording 90 points in 08/09.

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