Manchester United was the luckiest team in 2017/18 Premier League season. The Red Devils got a lot of breaks in several crucial matches. According to this report, Jose Mourinho side could’ve finished fourth on the table. This is because they had +0.25 luck which represents six points compared to other clubs. Today, we want to look at six unluckiest clubs last season and how that affected their final position on the table.
5. Stoke City (Relegated): -0.27 Bad Luck
Stoke City has started their Championship campaign for the first time in 10 years. 2018/19 could’ve been their 11th season in Premier League but bad luck meant they had to go down. According to this report, they had negative -0.27 luck last season. The Potters unfortunate season saw them lose four points and 4 goals. This means they could’ve finished above Huddersfield who finished 16th. They now must fight all over again to be promoted back to the top flight.
4. Brighton: -0.32 Bad Luck
Chris Houghton will hope for a better season in terms of luck because his team were -0.32 unlucky last season. In the end, he managed to save Brighton from the dreaded drop in their first season back in the Premier League. They finished the season with 40 points to occupy the 15th place. However, if the lady luck had smiled towards them, the new boys could’ve finished 9th with six more points. This is significant because they could have received £12 million more.
3. Southampton: -0.32 Bad Luck
Mark Hughes was about to set a new record of guiding two relegated teams in a single season. However, the tactician managed to get a valuable win away against Swansea City to secure Southampton place in the Premier League in 2018/19 season. However, the Saints could’ve have finished with six more points to occupy the 13th place on the table. St. Marys witnessed a frustrating 0-0 draw in their first match at home this season against Burnley. They will hope for a better season this year.