After similar pieces on League Two, League One and the Championship it seemed apt to do one on the Premier League. The following tables show the Premier League table had the season stretched from 1st January 2011 to 31st December 2011. The first table displays the seventeen teams who spent the entirety of 2011 in the Premier League.
Unsurprisingly it’s the 2010/2011 Premier League champions Manchester United who lead the way with 87 points, closely followed by their “noisy neighbours” Manchester City. It’s interesting to see just how well Spurs performed during 2011, losing only one more time (7) than Manchester United and Manchester City (both 6).
The next table includes the three relegated sides and the three promoted sides of 2011. It gives an indication as to why Blackpool were relegated (an awful second part to the 10/11 season), it’ll be interesting to see whether the three promoted sides (QPR, Swansea and Norwich) experience similar problems heading into the latter stages of the current season.
2011 – a terrible year for teams whose name begins with the letter ‘B’.