8. Man Utd 1998/99 – 79 points
United may have only won this title with 79 points, but they did so under some late pressure form Arsenal and with plenty else on their plate.
Ferguson’s side played two FA Cup ties, a Champions League semi-final second leg in Turin and beat Sheffield Wednesday in the Premier League inside 10 days between April 11-21, managing to go on and win all three trophies.
7. Leicester 2015/16 – 81 points
Future generations may doubt whether Leicester really were as undistinguished as history likes to remember them ahead of this title victory, but it is no exaggeration to say that virtually everybody expected them to struggle to survive in the 2015/16 season.
Instead, Claudio Ranieri, Wes Morgan, N’Golo Kante, Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy and the rest became household names as they batted away several global powerhouses and pulled off arguably the greatest shock in English football history.
6. Man Utd 2007/08 – 87 points
How do you improve an attack featuring Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo? Sign Carlos Tevez and throw him into the mix.
Rooney hit 12 goals, Tevez managed 14 and star man Ronaldo plundered a league-high 31 as United retained their league title as well as the Champions League.
5. Blackburn 1994/95 – 89 points
Making Chris Sutton the most expensive player in English football history in the summer of 1994 signalled Blackburn’s intent to upset English football’s elite.
Sutton’s partnership with Shearer was the key to Rovers’ historic success, with the rest of their team made up of unsung heroes, few of whom hit the same heights anywhere else.
4. Arsenal 2003/04 – 90 points
Still the only side to go an entire Premier League season unbeaten, the Invincibles were clearly the best Arsenal team ever.
Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Robert Pires provided the style, but this side also showed tremendous fortitude, with players like Patrick Vieira and Jens Lehmann bringing the kind of ‘cojones’ that Arsenal sides have lacked ever since.
3. Chelsea 2004/05 – 95 points
Arsenal hit 90 points in the campaign before this, but their campaign felt more like an anomaly than the start of a trend.
This Chelsea team set a new Premier League standard: if you were to win the title, you had to hit the ground running and keep winning.
Just one of the eight title-winners before 2005 had won 27 or more matches in a 38-game season. Twelve of the subsequent 15 champions have managed at least 27 victories, with Chelsea winning 29 in both this campaign and 2005/06.
2. Man City 2017/18 – 100 points
After Pep Guardiola failed to win the domestic title for just the second time in eight seasons as a manager in 2017, it looked like those who had claimed that his preferred style of football could never work in England might have a point.
Manchester City never lost faith, though. Guardiola’s side scored 106 goals, won 32 matches – including a Premier League record 18 in a row – and hit 100 points in the 2017/18 season to justify the effort that the club had made to appoint him.
1. Liverpool 2019/20 – 107 points (projected points per game)
It isn’t Liverpool’s fault that they are the only team on this list not to have been crowned champions.
Their projection of 107 points from a possible 114 sums up a relentless winning machine that has dominated the division like no team before.
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