The world’s toughest league has seen just six clubs survive since its inception in 1992.

The Premier League is one of the most difficult leagues in the world. It hasn’t been easy for clubs to survive in the English top flight. There are three divisions lower than the Premier League and these 72 clubs battle every day in the hope to reach the top of English football.

Incredibly, Brighton & Hove Albion have also never been relegated since being admitted to the Premier League in 2017. While Premier League was established in 1992, only six clubs have remained untouched by relegation since then. Our focus today is on those impeccable six clubs.


Chelsea is one of the heavyweights of the Premier League and their name should not come as a surprise. The London club has five Premier League titles in their cabinet. Their last triumph was in the 2016/17 season under Antonio Conte’s leadership. Chelsea’s last relegated from the English top division in 1987/88 but returned to it in 1988/89.

Since then, they haven’t looked back and are one of six clubs to never be relegated in the Premier League era. A major turning point occurred in the club’s history when Roman Abramovich purchased it in 2003. He provided the club with much-needed capital. It has been led to new heights by club greats like Jose Mourinho, Didier Drogba, and Frank Lampard.

Tottenham Hotspurs

Premier League clubs that have never been relegated
Gareth Bale is one of the most famous players to play in a Spurs shirt. (Courtesy: The Indian Express)

Tottenham Hotspurs is another club from London on this list. The Lilwhytes were promoted to the English top tier in 1978/79 and have not faced relegation since that time. They may not have been as successful as other clubs but they have always been a strong competitor in the League. 

Spurs have been close to a league title many times, they are still without a title to their collection. The club finished runner-up in the 2018/19 Champions League which is probably one of their biggest achievements in the last decade. Tottenham have nevertheless produced several world-class players, such as Harry Kane, Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, Son Heung-min and many others in recent years.

Manchester United

Manchester United, the biggest football club in English history, follows on the list. Their trophy cabinet includes 20 first-division titles and three European championships. Although reds devils have not been at the same level in recent years, they are still one of the most popular clubs in the world.

Manchester United are the biggest attraction for all players around the world and has also been home to many great players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Eric Cantona, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham and many more come in their never-ending list. It is unlikely that they will be relegated from the Premier League in the near future.


The name Liverpool is also no surprise as they are also one of the Big Six of the Premier League. Liverpool is close to Manchester United in terms of their top-tier titles but has only won once in the Premier League era. They have consistently been one of the top teams in the Premier League and Europe in recent times.

Also, Liverpool is the most successful English club in Europe, having won six titles in total. A lot of the greats in the game have deemed Anfield as one of the toughest places to play, which explains their mind-boggling fan following across the world.


Premier League clubs that have never been relegated
Everton narrowly survived the drop from the Premier League this season. (Courtesy: Everton)

It may come as a big surprise to many fans that Everton are also on the list. But the Toffees have a long history in English football. It may seem like they are a mid-table club, but they have won 9 first-division titles. The Merseyside team has never been relegated from the Premier League and their last relegation came in 1954-55.

Liverpool and Everton share a fierce Merseyside rivalry in the Premier League, which is one of the oldest rivalries in English football. Last season, Everton came too close to relegation but they managed to finished 16th and missed relegation by a whisker. 


Arsenal is the third club in this list from London. As well as they are the oldest Premier League club today. Their stay in the English top-flight dates back to 1919/20 and they are still yet to be relegated. The Gunners have enjoyed a very rich history in the Premier League and have been one of the most prominent sides over the years.

The Gunners are the only Premier League club to have won the league and remained invincible throughout the season. Some of Arsenal’s greatest players include Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Patrick Vieira, and more. Although Gunners are going through a rebuilding phase at the moment, their future looks really bright.

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