The longest unbeaten starts in the Premier League for every season


Arsenal’s legendary ‘Invincibles’ side are the only team to go an entire Premier League season without losing a single match.

However, there’s a good chance that Liverpool will equal that achievement over the coming months.

Jurgen Klopp’s side remain unbeaten after 25 Premier League fixtures. They’ve won 24 games and drawn once, which means they’ve registered an incredible 73 points from a possible 75.

Over on Reddit, user ‘marcus898’ has created a graphic which shows the longest unbeaten starts for every Premier League season since 1992.

We’ve listed them below, along with the team’s final league position and total number of points.

1992-93: Ipswich Town (8 games)

Ipswich drew six of their opening eight fixtures at the start of the inaugural Premier League campaign before losing 4-2 to Oldham Athletic.

The Tractor Boys ended up finishing the season 16th in the table with 52 points.


1993-94: Coventry City (8 games)

Coventry were a decent team in the mid-90s and they enjoyed a fine start to the 1993-94 Premier League season, winning three of their opening eight fixtures and drawing the others. Their unbeaten start came to an end on September 25 when they lost 2-0 to Leeds United.

The Sky Blues ended that season on 56 points, which left them 11th in the table.

Micky Quinn

1994-95: Nottingham Forest and Newcastle (11 games)

Nottingham Forest won eight and drew three of their opening 11 games, while Newcastle won nine and drew two. However, it was Blackburn Rovers who went on to win the title that season.

Forest finished third on 77 points, while Newcastle sealed 72 points and finished sixth.


1995-96: Nottingham Forest (12 games)

Forest enjoyed another brilliant start the following season, winning six and drawing the other six of their opening 12 games before losing 7-0(!) to Blackburn on November 18.

Their form fell off a cliff over the coming weeks and they eventually came ninth after sealing a disappointing 58 points.


1996-97: Manchester United (9 games)

Man Utd won five and drew four of their opening nine Premier League fixtures during the 1996-97 season before losing three games on the bounce against Newcastle (5-0), Southampton (6-3) and Chelsea (2-1).

But Sir Alex Ferguson’s side recovered from that blip to win the title with 75 points.

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1997-98: Arsenal (12 games)

Arsenal pipped Man Utd to the 1997-98 Premier League title by a single point, thanks in part to their impressive start.

The Gunners went 12 games unbeaten before losing 3-0 to Derby Country on November 1.

Wright Breaks Goalscoring Record

1998-99: Aston Villa (12 games)

Aston Villa’s superb unbeaten start was broken by Liverpool on November 21.

The Villains eventually finished sixth in the table, with 55 points - 24 fewer than champions United.

Stan Collymore

1999-00: Manchester United (9 games)

Man Utd won the 1999-00 title with 91 points and didn’t taste defeat that season until October 3, when they were hammered 5-0 away at Chelsea.

Andy Cole and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

2000-01: Leicester City (8 games)

Leicester’s unbeaten start was eventually ended by Man Utd on 14 October.

The Foxes dropped down the table and ended up finishing 13th with 48 points.

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2001-02: Leeds United (11 games)

Leeds United had a cracking team around this period of time and were capable of beating any team in the league.

They won six and drew five of their opening 11 fixtures before losing 2-0 to Sunderland. They eventually came fifth in the table with 66 points.

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2002-03: Liverpool (12 games)

Liverpool fans must have thought this was their season after watching their team win nine and draw their of their first 12 fixtures.

However, the Reds then went an incredible ELEVEN games without registering a single win. They ended up finishing fifth in the table with 64 points.

Michael Owen of Liverpool celebrates scoring his 3rd goal with Danny Murphy and El-Hadji Diouf

2003-04: Arsenal (38 games)

Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ won 26 and drew 12 of their 38 fixtures, racking up 90 points in the process, in the 2003-04 season.

Are Liverpool about to equal the Gunners’ feat?


2004-05: Arsenal (9 games)

Arsenal remained unbeaten in the league until their 50th fixture against Man Utd on October 24, which they lost 2-0 in a typically ill-tempered clash at Old Trafford.

Arsene Wenger’s side finished second in the league that season, 12 points behind Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea.

Arsenal's French captain Patrick Vieira

2005-06: Chelsea (11 games)

Chelsea sealed back-to-back league titles at the end of the 2005-06 campaign, winning the league with 91 points.

Mourinho’s men won 10 of their opening 11 fixtures and drew the other before losing 1-0 to Man Utd at Old Trafford on November 6.

Chelsea's Hernan Crespo (R) celebrates w

2006-07: Aston Villa (9 games)

Aston Villa went nine matches unbeaten at the start of the 2006-07 season, although six of those games ended in draws.

Martin O’Neill’s side finished 11th in the table with 50 points.

Charlton Athletic v Aston Villa

2007-08: Arsenal (15 games)

Arsenal enjoyed an incredible start to the 2007-08 season and were the heavy favourites to win the title until an infamous 2-2 draw away at Birmingham City on February 23.

The Gunners eventually fell away and ended up finishing third, two points behind Chelsea and four behind Man Utd.

Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur

2008-09: Liverpool (10 games)

Liverpool missed out on the Premier League title to Man Utd in the 2008-09 season, finishing four points behind their fierce rivals, whose 90-point tally was enough to see them crowned champions.

The Reds beat United 2-1 during the opening weeks of the season but their unbeaten start was ended by Tottenham on November 1.

Newcastle United v Liverpool - Premier League

2009-10: Chelsea (6 games)

Chelsea’s winning start to the 2009-10 season was unexpectedly ended by Wigan Athletic on September 26.

The Blues still finished the season as champions, albeit just one point above Man Utd.

Chelsea v Portsmouth - Premier League

2010-11: Manchester United (24 games)

Fergie’s men won 15 and drew nine of their opening 24 games before losing 2-1 away at Wolves on February 5.

The Red Devils won the title that season after finishing nine points clear of second-placed Chelsea.

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2011-12: Manchester City (14 games)

Man City thumped most of their opponents at the start of the 2011-12 season - including a 6-1 win over Man Utd at Old Trafford - before losing 2-1 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on December 12.

This was the season that City won the title on goal difference thanks to Sergio Agueroooooooo(!)’s famous winner against QPR on the final day.

Manchester City v Stoke City - Premier League

2012-13: Manchester City (15 games)

Ferguson’s last season in management, Man Utd won the title by 11 points - but it was City who enjoyed the best start to that particular campaign.

City’s unbeaten start was ended by the Red Devils, who won a 3-2 classic at the Etihad thanks to Robin van Persie’s late free-kick.

Norwich City v Manchester City - Premier League

2013-14: Everton (6 games)

Despite losing David Moyes to United, Everton enjoyed a great start to life under Roberto Martinez, losing just one of their opening 17 games.

The Toffees eventually finished fifth with 72 points.

Swansea City v Everton - Premier League

2014-15: Chelsea (14 games)

Jose Mourinho won his third Premier League league title in his second spell with Chelsea, sealing 87 points from 38 games.

The Blues won 11 and drew three of their opening 14 fixtures before suffering a 2-1 defeat away at Newcastle.

Chelsea v West Ham United - Premier League

2015-16: Leicester City (6 games)

The most remarkable title win in football history, Leicester’s fairytale season will never be forgotten.

The Foxes went six games unbeaten at the start of the campaign before losing 5-2 at home to Arsenal on September 26.

Claudio Ranieri’s legendary team went on to win the title by 10 points.

Leicester City v Chelsea - Premier League

2016-17: Tottenham (12 games)

Tottenham’s first defeat of the 2016-17 season came against Chelsea on November 26.

Spurs eventually finished second in the table with 86 points, seven behind the Blues.

Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

2017-18: Manchester City (22 games)

Man City won 20 of their opening 22 fixtures, drawing the other two games, before losing 4-3 to Liverpool at Anfield on January 14.

Pep Guardiola’s side went on to become the first team to register 100 points in a Premier League season.

Newcastle United v Manchester City - Premier League

2018-19: Liverpool (20 games)

Liverpool’s unbeaten run was ended by Man City, who beat Klopp’s side 2-1 on January 3.

This was a huge moment in the title race. City ended the season with 98 points, which was one more than Liverpool’s tally.


2019-20: Liverpool (25 games)

Liverpool have dropped just two points all season (against Man Utd at Old Trafford) and find themselves 22 points clear at the top of the table.


They’re on course to smash all sorts of records over the next few months and have every chance of cementing their status as the best team we’ve seen during the Premier League era.

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