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The new Premier League season in numbers

Manchester City’s centurions will have to overcome a decade of history if they are to retain their title.

Ahead of the start of the new Premier League season on August 10, Press Association Sport takes a look at the key statistics.

100 – points for last season’s champions Manchester City, one of a host of records they broke.

8/11 – City are odds-on favourites with the bookmakers to win the title again, with Liverpool (9/2) and Manchester United (6/1) viewed as the main challengers.

10 – years since a team last retained the title, a note of caution for Pep Guardiola and his side. Only Manchester United and Chelsea have ever achieved the feat.

6 – winners of the Premier League since its rebranding.

  • 13 - Manchester United
  • 5 - Chelsea
  • 3 - Arsenal, Manchester City
  • 1 - Blackburn, Leicester

30 – the goal landmark reached by Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (32) and Tottenham’s Harry Kane (30) last season. There have now been a dozen 30-goal Premier League seasons by 10 different players – only Alan Shearer has achieved it more than once.

6 – half a dozen clubs have been ever-present in the Premier League since its inception in 1992 – Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham.

30 – points collected by Cardiff in their only previous Premier League season. No team averages fewer points per season, though Swindon’s matching record came in a 42-game season.

4 – Premier League seasons for fellow newcomers Wolves, with two relegations and an average of 34 points.

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Fulham enjoyed success at home and abroad under Roy Hodgson (Dave Thompson/PA)

7 – play-off winners Fulham’s best Premier League finish, in 2008-09. It earned them a place in the inaugural Europa League and Roy Hodgson took them all the way to the final.

6 – Kane shares Steven Gerrard’s record for the most Premier League player of the month awards. Gerrard’s six were spread over 13 years; Kane’s have come since January 2015.

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