The Premier League is still awaiting a definitive comeback from the Covid-19 pandemic break. Even if the Premier League season doesn’t restart, the team’s currently sitting in the bottom three will be relegated. With the thoughts of clubs potentially going down to the EFL Championship, we look at the clubs with the lowest ever points totals in the Premier League.
- Sunderland – 2002-03 (19 points)
Sunderland picked up five points from their first 12 possible to kick off the 2002-03 season. They would gain just 14 more points during the Premier League season. The Black Cat failed to win a game after Christmas failing to win their final 20 games. Manager Peter Reid was sacked 10 games into the campaign with Howard Wilkinson and Mick McCarthy coming in to take charge without changing the team’s plummet into the second division.
- Aston Villa – 2015-16 (17 points)
Aston Villa finished 20th overall in the 2015-16 season with a meagre 17 points. Four managers took charge of the club during the season as permanent or interim boss. Tim Sherwood started the campaign as manager but was sacked in late October. The Villains no longer had manager Martin O’Neill guiding them, and the club ended up in chaos at Villa Park. Aston Villa failed to win any of their last 13 games in the league.
- Huddersfield Town – 2018-19 (16 points)
After a successful first-ever campaign in the Premier League, things unravelled for David Wagner and Huddersfield Town in season No. 2. The Terriers did not win any of their first 11 games and managed just three overall victories. Wagner had done miracles at Huddersfield Town in the two previous seasons but left in mid-January. Mark Hudson and Jan Siewert came in to manage the club, but failed to rescue the Terriers.
- Sunderland – 2005-06 (15 points)
Sunderland have the misfortune of finishing twice in the category of the five lowest points total in the Premier League’s history. McCarthy started the season as manager at the club. He left in February and was replaced by Kevin Ball. Sunderland managed just three wins over the course of campaign. Twice during the season Sunderland went winless in 14 straight games. The Black Cats did return to the Premier League after a one-year sabbatical in the EFL Championship. Roy Keane led them back but the Black Cats stay didn’t last long.
- Derby County – 2007-08 (11 points)
A single solitary win was all that Derby County managed during their ill-fated 2007-08 season. The Rams were a disaster from the start under Billy Davies, who was sacked in November. Under Paul Jewell the club picked up just five more points. Derby County scored just 20 goals while conceding 89 strikes. Derby County had the misfortune of breaking a number of records over the course of the season. They posted the longest run of games (32) without a win, lowest points total (11) since the introduction of three points for a win, and record for the fewest wins (one) in a Premier League season. Remarkably, they also set the record for being the first team relegated in March.