The mark of 100 points has been breached only once in the history of the league.
When it comes to football leagues, the Premier League is one of the most popular in world football. It has well-known clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City and others, followed across the globe. Millions of people tune in to watch the English top flight – one of the most competitive football leagues in the world.
Winning the Premier League is very tough and usually requires outstanding effort across the whole season. Manchester City, the 2021-22 champions, is regarded as one of the strongest teams because they have dominated the competition in recent years and scored a lot of points in the process. It is the only team to reach the century mark in the league.
Many iconic teams have scored a lot of points in a single season to complete their objective of winning the title. Here are the top 10 clubs with the most points in a Premier League season.
10. Manchester United (2008-09) – 90 points
Manchester United won the Premier League three times on the spin from 2006 to 2009. Under Sir Alex Ferguson, it was one of the best teams that the competition has ever seen. During the 2008-09 season, the Red Devils scored 90 points to lift the title and maintain their dominance.
9. Arsenal (2003-04) – 90 points
Arsenal were a major force in English football in the early 2000s. The 2003-04 campaign saw the Gunners score 90 points. This was the season when Arsenal did not lose a single game and were called ‘The Invincibles’ for their effort.
8. Chelsea (2005-06) – 91 points
The blues became a strong team in the Premier League after the arrival of the-then new owner Roman Abramovich. The London-based club won the league in 2004-05 and 2005-06 in a convincing manner, breaking the hegemony of Arsenal and Manchester United. They scored 91 points in the second of the two consecutive league wins.
7. Manchester United (1999-20) – 91 points
Manchester United were absolutely sensational in the 1999-20 season. Sir Alex Ferguson’s men also won the league three times in a row from 1998 to 2001 and they scored 91 points to win the league in the second season of the three.
6. Chelsea (2016-17) – 93 points
Chelsea won the Premier League in 2016-17 for the fifth time in their history. In route, the Blues scored 93 points, beating Tottenham Hotspur to the title by seven points. This is also Chelsea’s second highest points total in the league’s history.
5. Chelsea (2004-05) – 95 points
Chelsea truly delivered a world-class performance in 2004-05 under Jose Mourinho by scoring 95 points, which was a Premier League record back then. Furthermore, Chelsea only conceded only 15 goals in the whole league campaign, which is another record that stands till date.
4. Liverpool (2018-19) – 97 points
Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp have evolved into a fabulous team. It truly showed its quality in 2018-19, scoring a massive 97 points in the league. That was a record point total for the club in the Premier League. Despite scoring so many points, the club had to settle for second place.
3. Manchester City (2018-19) – 98 points
The 2018-19 season of the Premier League saw an epic title race between Manchester City and Liverpool. While the Reds scored 97 points, Pep Guardiola’s men went one step better and narrowly won the league with 98 points. They also broke Chelsea’s long-time record of scoring 95 points in a single league season.
2. Liverpool (2019-20) – 99 points
Liverpool were hungry to win the Premier League title after missing out on it by a single point in 2018-19. Therefore, in a season marred by Covid-19 pandemic, the Reds finally won the league after scoring 99 points. They finished 18 points ahead of the Cityzens and finally won the Premier League for the first time ever since its rebranding in 1993.
1. Manchester City (2017-18) – 100 points
Manchester City are the only club to score 100 points in the Premier League. The 2017-18 campaign saw total dominance by the side, finishing 19 points ahead of Manchester United in second. This was City’s third league title and now, the club has six in their locker. For creating history and scoring 100 points, that MCFC team is popularly called ‘the Centurions’.