We’re in the final month of the Premier League season and there’s still so much to play for.
The title race, the fight for European football and the relegation battle are all almost too close to call.
Will Manchester City or Liverpool win the league? Will Tottenham or Arsenal finish in the top-four? Which one of Everton, Burnley or Leeds will be relegated?
But it’s not just league positions left to play for this season. There are still a number of records that can be broken between now and the end of the campaign.
As a result, FourFourTwo have compiled a list of 10 Premier League records that can still be beaten in the final few weeks of the season. If you’re not already invested in the races for the title, the top-four and to avoid the drop maybe you can get excited at the prospect of history being made.
Let’s check out the 10 records that could be beaten in the next few weeks:
1. Most trophies accumulated in one season
The current record-holders: N/A
Of course, trebles have been won previously but Liverpool would be the first ever side to complete a quadruple. This is the latest in the season that the dream is still alive. They’ve already won the Carabao Cup, have one foot in the Champions League final and are in the FA Cup final against Chelsea. They’re relying on Manchester City to slip up in order to win the title, though.
2. Equal-most clean sheets in a season
The current record-holders: Petr Cech, 24
Cech picked up 24 clean sheets during the 2004/05 season, conceding just 15 goals. Liverpool’s Alisson is currently on 20 clean sheets with four matches remaining. If the Reds don’t concede against Tottenham, Aston Villa, Southampton and Wolves, Alisson will equal Cech’s record.
3. Most free-kicks scored in Premier League history
The current record-holder: David Beckham, 18
It’s a question of when, not if, James Ward-Prowse breaks David Beckham’s record of 18 Premier League free-kicks. The Southampton man is currently on 14 with three games remaining this season. It’s unlikely he’ll break the record this campaign but it won’t take long for the 27-year-old to be crowned the most prolific free-kick taker in Premier League history.
4. Smallest-ever title-winning margin
The current record: +8 goal difference, 2011/12
We all remember when Sergio Aguero’s dramatic winner for Manchester City against QPR sealed the 2011/12 title by just eight goals. As things stand, Man City lead Liverpool by one point. The most likely way they will finish on the same number of points is if they lose a match and Liverpool draw. As things stand, City currently have a +63 goal difference while Liverpool have +64.
5. Biggest loss on a Premier League transfer ever
The current record-holder: Fernando Torres, £48m
This is an interesting one. When Chelsea sold Fernando Torres to AC Milan for just £2 million meaning they made a £48 million loss on the striker.
However, if/when Paul Pogba leaves Manchester United at the end of the season on a free, that will result in an £89 million loss for the club. Ouch.
6. Most red cards in a season
The current record-holders: Sunderland/QPR: 9
Sunderland and QPR hold the current record with nine red cards in a Premier League season. Arsenal currently have five in all competitions without European football. Only three of those have come in the league, though, meaning barring a huge fight in the upcoming north London derby it seems unlikely they’ll break this record.
7. Most goals/assists between two players in a season
The current record-holders: Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, 14
The Spurs duo have linked for the most goals in Premier League history having broken the record of assist/goal combinations in a single season last time out. They’ve linked up for eight so far this season so, with four games left, they need to combine for another six to equal that.
8. Most assists in a season
The current record-holders: Kevin De Bruyne and Thierry Henry, 20
The record of 20 assists in a Premier League season looks unlikely to be beaten any time soon. This campaign, Mohamed Salah is on 13 while Trent Alexander-Arnold is on 12.
9. Most managerial changes in a season
The current record: 20 (2017/18)
This season, 14 managers have lost their jobs so we need six more sackings in the final few weeks to equal that statistic. That seems very unlikely.
10. Most points accumulated for a relegated side
The current record-holders: West Ham United, 42
The relegation battle is really heating up with it seemingly being a shootout between Everton, Burnley and Leeds. One must go. Everton are on 32 points with five games left, while Leeds and Burnley are both on 34 with four to go.
All three clubs would have to finish the season strongly if West Ham’s unwanted record is to remain.