Teams With the Lowest Ever Premier League Points

Sheffield United (2020/21)

Sheffield United were a victim of the no fans during the pandemic and perhaps this was one of the main reasons they fell back into the Championship in their second season back in the Premier League.

When they returned to the top flight after earning promotion in 2018/19, the Blades ended up challenging for the European spots for much of the season after Bramall Lane turned into a bit of a fortress. However, with the season being suspended because of the pandemic, Chris Wilder's men returned in torrid form and the period from June 2020-May 2021, not many teams have ever played worse.

In the 2020/21 campaign where fans could not attend, Sheff United missed their faithful more than anybody else and they ended up finishing the campaign with just 23 points and a -43 goal difference.

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Norwich City (2019/20)

Sticking with a more recent team and we have the evergreen relegation fighters, Norwich City.

Quite infamously, however, in the 2019/20 season when the Canaries were relegated, they actually put up a decent fight. A 3-2 victory over Manchester City to end their unbeaten record and two wins from two at the start - which included a Teemu Pukki hat-trick - gave the club something to shout about in the early stages.

However, Pukki's goals rapidly dried up and injuries up and down the pitch didn't help Daniel Farke's team whatsoever. Now, two years on, not much seems different and Norwich are once again trying to avoid being the worst team in the league.

Farke's side did manage to get 21 points and have a goal difference of -49, which for a team that finished 20th, isn't the worst ever.

Sunderland (2002/03)

Sunderland have experienced a peculiar time in the Premier League the past two decades and it's got so bad that they remain in League One for the fourth season in a row.

The club have fought for mid-table status and even attempted to get into Europe down the years, but at the same time, they've also been relegated a bunch of times, and despite such a great following up at the Stadium of Light, things have got quite ugly for them in the top flight.

Back in 2002/03, however, was almost as bad as it got and the club finished the season with 19 points and a -44 goal difference, setting a Premier League record with 15 consecutive defeats in the process. They did beat Liverpool 2-1 back in December, but this was as good as it got.

Aston Villa (2015/16)

It's quite hard to picture a club like Aston Villa in the second tier and it's even tougher to imagine them racking up just 17 points all season long as both Remi Garde and Tim Sherwood could not get them out of trouble and it looked like they were destined for the drop after just a few games.

It was Villa's 24th season in the Premier League and their 28th and final consecutive season in the top flight of English football and they actually got off to a decent start by beating Bournemouth on the opening day 1-0, which then meant they went 19 games without a win. As well, this meant the Villains won just one game in 2015 as Jordan Ayew became the club's top scorer for the campaign with 17 goals in all competitions.

It'll go down as Villa's worst ever season in the Premier League and one of the worst in history. However, it does seem like it was for the better of the club, as they were able to reset in the Championship and bag millions by winning the play-offs two years after and they're no back as regulars in the big time.

Huddersfield (2018/19)

Huddersfield Town making it into the Premier League was a thing of dreams. The club had consistently stayed outside of the top flight and never got close to getting into the Premier League since its first year back in 1992.

Nevertheless, they ended up surviving by a decent margin in their inaugural Premier League campaign of 2017/18, but this was all they had to shout about as things went from bad to worse the following year.

The Terriers won just three games all year long and lost 28, scoring only 22 and conceding 76. It really was just all a dream for them, and their inability to spend drastic amounts and keep up with the regulars of the Premier League was just too much for them. As a result, they've come nowhere near a return since dropping down.

Sunderland (2005/06)

When we say the 2002/03 era was almost as bad as it got, that was because in 2005/06, the club set a then-new record for the worst points tally in Premier League history with 15.

Sunderland extended their then-record-breaking losing streak to 20 games at the start of the season and by Christmas, they had just one win and seven points on the board and basically had both feet back in the second tier as a result.

In total, the Black Cats won three games, drawn six, and lost 29. They also scored just 26 times and let in 69 in what was a new record across the board back then. A truly horrific campaign.

Derby County (2007/08)

Ask anybody their opinion on the worst Premier League side of all time and if they say anything other than the Derby County team of 2007/08, they are wrong. The most defeats (29), least wins (1), least points (11), least goals scored (20), the earliest Premier League relegation (March), the longest streak without a win (32), and the most goals conceded (89) are just a select few records Derby racked up in that utterly embarrassing year.

Simply put, quite literally, nobody has done it worse. In fact, their only win of the season came within the sixth game, meaning for the remaining 32, they picked up just seven points as they also bagged a draw on the opening day.

Absolutely shambolic.


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