Manchester City has already been crowned 2017/18 Premier League champions. Pep Guardiola tiki-taka football has delivered in the World most competitive League in the World. City has broken all-time points record held by Chelsea team of 2005. The 3-1 win against Brighton last Wednesday pushed their tally to 97 points. If they win their last game against Southampton, they will finish the season with a record 100 points. It will be hard to break that record for years to come. Today, we want to look at best points totals for Premier League champions since 1993.
5. Manchester United & Chelsea- 91 Points (2000 & 2006)
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Manchester United was untouchable in 1999/2000 because they had just won the first ever treble in English football in 1998/99 season. The Red Devils stars delivered only the Premier League title by the end of the year 2000. It was their second best points tally since 1994. This time they lifted it with a total of 91 points.
Jose Mourinho continued his dominance in the year 2006 after winning the Premier League title with a record 95 points in 2005. Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger tried to stop him but he still went on to win it again with a points total of 91. The ‘Special One’ was the second foreign manager after Wenger to bring about a revolution in the English game.
4. Manchester United- 92 Points (1994- 42 Games)
Manchester United team of 1994 lifted the Premier League title after garnering 92 points in a 42-game season. It is the year the media criticized Sir Alex Ferguson for selling experienced players only to replace them with academy kids. The Scott proved them wrong by winning the League in style. The class of 92 which included Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Gary and Phil Neville, Nicky Butt among others finally delivered on the big stage.
It was only the genesis of a journey that delivered many titles at Old Trafford. By the time Giggs and Scholes retired together with Sir Alex in 2013, they had won 13 Premier League trophies.
3. Chelsea- 93 Points (2017)
Chelsea didn't let us down in 2017:
2️⃣8️⃣ Premier League wins
8️⃣2️⃣ Premier League goals scored
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— CH375EA (@sharkylammas) January 2, 2018
Antonio Conte had just failed to take Italy passed the quarterfinals in EURO 2016. The former Juventus boss had seen enough in international soccer and he wanted to get back to club football. Premier League was one of his options and when Roman Abramovic made the call. It was an easy decision. The Blues had finished 10th in the previous season after a disastrous start under club legend Jose Mourinho.
The Italian Job was not to challenge for the title. The Blues wanted to be competitive again and at least finish in UEFA Champions League places. Conte delivered more than they required in his first season. He won the League in a dominant fashion garnering 93 points in total. He also reached FA Cup final but Arsene Wenger experience in that competition won the day. The second season has not gone according to plan because his side is currently fifth in the table, 5 points behind the fourth team with only three games to play.