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.
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.
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.