Another title is likely to be decided this weekend and while there is little doubt that Manchester City have been the best team overall this season where do they compare over a longer stretch?
If the first decade of the new millennium was defined by a clear top four then the 2010’s have seen the emergence of a clear top six. Only the outrageous, impossible and add in any other word you may wish to enter Leicester year of 2015/16 has seen a winner come out with Chelsea or the two Manchester clubs. Liverpool and Tottenham have both come close on occasion to collecting the title and Arsenal for the most part have cemented fourth position as their own.
Looking at an aggregated table from the start of the 2010/2011 season up until now Manchester City have a clear thirty three point gap at the top of the table. Manchester United who haven’t won the league title since the 2012/2013 season are still sitting in second place but have a long way to make up over the next few season if they want to challenge for team of the decade. Even if they were to draw up close to Manchester City on points they are currently lagging a massive 107 behind on goal difference.
The race for third is close and even though Chelsea have had a couple of fallow years over the period they are still sitting fourteen points ahead of Arsenal who predictably sit in fourth place. Arsenal fans can take some solace in the fact that they currently lead all teams bar Man City in terms of goals scored, who said it was boring at the Emirates?
Spurs realistically could catch Arsenal by the end of this league campaign as Harry Kane appears on a one man mission to make sure Salah doesn’t steal his golden boot. Liverpool are quite the distance away from Spurs but with all eyes now fixed on Roma, fans of the Anfield club will tell you they are more interested in European trophies anyway.
Premier League season 2010/11 - April 14th 2018
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What do you read from these stats?