Since the Premier League was started in 1992, i.e. after a change of name there has been an abundance of goal scorers take hold of England’s controls. Some world-class strike partnerships have been formed and broken over time and talented midfielders with an eye for goals have hit the sweet spot, with defenders not far behind with their feet and heads as well. Who can say, even goalkeepers have had their share of scoring from the opposite D box to last-minute corners!
Here we take a look at the top 5 teams who have scored the most goals in a season:
Manchester City- 106 goals (2017/18):
The footballing ideology of Pep Guardiola was embedded into the team during his second season at the Etihad. As always Pep had with him his plethora of superstar players, with the likes of Ederson, Kyle Walker and Bernardo Silva joining the Blues. City all in all went crazy with their numbers upfront with the ever-reliable Sergio Aguero scoring 21 and Kevin De Bruyne-David Silva creating several chances which brought the number up. They also broke 12 records and became the first club to reach the 100-point mark.
Chelsea- 103 goals (2009/10):
After Luiz Scolari’s disastrous tenure at Stamford Bridge, Carlo Ancelloti was hired on the back of two Champions League wins with AC Milan. Coming into the team, he didn’t have a lot to spend and only brought in Daniel Sturridge, Nemanja Matic, Yuri Zhirkov and Ross Turnbull. With a midfield of Essien, Lampard and Ballack did wonders with Drogba scoring 29 in the season with the team scoring 68 goals at home, which remains a record.
Manchester City- 102 goals (2013/14, 2019/20):
In 2013, Manuel Pellegrini had just taken over from Roberto Mancini and the former didn’t take much time to settle and get his guns blazing. Yaya Touré’s 20, Sergio Aguero’s 17 and Edin Dzeko’s 16 took the count to 102- with David Silva working from the midfield.
In 2019, Sterling scored 20 in the Premier League with Aguero still at 2nd with 16 goals- just the midfield talisman has changed from David Silva to Belgian maestro, Kevin De Bruyne
Liverpool- 101 goals (2013/14):
Aiming for their first Premier League and a league title since 1990, Liverpool thought they had signed the perfect code. Suarez scored 31 and Daniel Sturridge a beastly 21. Suarez, Sturridge and Gerrard had a combined number of 65 goals and 32 assists. Even though they had scored a century, they still couldn’t win the Premier League.
Defensive frailties lasted long, silly mistakes and a slip from the captain ensured that the Reds didn’t get to sit on their perch that season.
Manchester United- 97 goals (1999/00):
This is the season following the legendary treble-winning season, which made Manchester United the best team in England. The partnership of Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole finished with 39 goals and the current Manchester United gaffer, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also had a contribution of 12 goals, which paved the way for an 18-point lead and a league win, whilst scoring 97 goals.
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