​It is a subject that football fans can debate for hours. With Liverpool looking as if they could break a number of records this season, it has never been more relevant. What exactly is the best team to have graced the Premier League since its inception in 1992?


Well, 90min are here to help settle the argument. Taking into account points per game and goal difference across individual seasons, we have come up with the 30 best teams to have played in the top flight.


Here we go...


30. Chelsea (2013/14)

Samuel Eto'o

League Position: 3rd

Points Per Game: 2.16

Goal Difference: +44


This was Jose Mourinho's first season back in his second spell at the club. ​Chelsea fans would have hoped he could have the same impact he managed the first time around, but he could only steer the team to third.


Arguably Chelsea's most memorable moment from that season came at Anfield when they won 2-0 to put a major dent in Liverpool's title hopes.


29. Chelsea (2006/07)

Chelsea's Frank Lampard takes a shot at

League Position: 2nd

Points Per Game: 2.18

Goal Difference: +40


Having won the previous two Premier League titles, ​Chelsea had to settle for second place here. It was a rare failure for Mourinho at the time, and one that he was unable to recover from as he left the club in September of that year following a poor start to the subsequent campaign.


28. Manchester United (2002/03)

(FILES) Manchester United captain Roy Ke

League Position: 1st

Points Per Game: 2.18

Goal Difference: +40


By virtue of scoring more goals than the Chelsea side of 2006/07, this United side sneak into 28th place on the list. Arsenal had got the better of United the previous year, but Sir Alex Ferguson's side responded here, sealing the title by five points from their nearest rivals.


27. Arsenal (2007/08)

Gael Clichy,William Gallas

League Position: 3rd

Points Per Game: 2.18

Goal Difference: +43


​Arsenal appeared well set to end their wait for the title heading into the second half of the season. However, their game away at Birmingham in February that season saw the wheels come off as Eduardo suffered a horrible broken leg before Arsenal conceded an injury-time equaliser which left William Gallas inconsolable at the final whistle. They finished the campaign four points behind Manchester United.


26. Chelsea (2008/09)

Luiz Felipe Scolari

League Position: 3rd

Points Per Game: 2.18

Goal Difference: +44


Chelsea actually started this season pretty poorly, which cost Luiz Felipe Scolari his job. Interim manager Guus Hiddink came in and did a fine job in the second half of the campaign, leading the side to third while they also won the FA Cup.


25. Arsenal (2004/05)

Ashley Cole,Sol Campbell

League Position: 2nd

Points Per Game: 2.18

Goal Difference: +51


Despite accumulating 83 points, Arsenal were never really in the title race this year, eventually finishing 12 points behind runaway winners Chelsea. This was also the season their 49 match unbeaten run in the league came to an end, as they lost 2-0 to Manchester United in an ill-tempered game at Old Trafford.


24. Manchester United (1993/94)

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League Position: 1st

Points Per Game: 2.19

Goal Difference: +42


United had ended their 26 year wait for a title the previous season and they followed that up by defending their title with relative ease in 1993/94. ​Eric Cantona finished as the club's top scorer as the Red Devils cruised to their second championship under Sir Alex Ferguson.


23. Liverpool (2013/14)

Luis Suarez

League Position: 2nd

Points Per Game: 2.21

Goal Difference: +51


An excellent season for the Merseyside club that ended in heartbreak. The team won nine straight games between February and April, but a loss at home to Chelsea - with Steven Gerrard infamously slipping over - followed by a draw away at Crystal Palace where they squandered a three goal lead saw Liverpool pipped to the post by Manchester City.


22. Chelsea (2007/08)

Joe Cole

League Position: 2nd

Points Per Game: 2.24

Goal Difference: +39


It had seemed early on in the season that the title was out of Chelsea's grasp when Jose Mourinho departed and was replaced by the little-known Avram Grant. However, Grant got the side back on track, taking the title race to the final game, only for Manchester United to hold their nerve and secure the title by two points.


21. Manchester United (2009/10)

Manchester United's English forward Wayn

League Position: 2nd

Points Per Game: 2.24

Goal Difference: +58


The tables were turned two years later, though. This time Chelsea were in pole position going into the final day, with Manchester United needing Carlo Ancelotti's men to slip up. They did not, meaning United failed in their bid for an unprecedented fourth successive title.


20. Liverpool (2008/09)

Rafael Benitez

League Position: 2nd

Points Per Game: 2.26

Goal Difference: +50


Into the top 20, and it's another plucky runner-up. Liverpool actually won both games against Manchester United during the season, including a famous 4-1 win at Old Trafford. Ultimately it was not enough, as Rafa Benitez's side finished four points short of claiming that elusive Premier League crown.


19. Tottenham (2016/17)

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League Position: 2nd

Points Per Game: 2.26

Goal Difference: +60


Although they went on to make the Champions League final two years later, the 2016/17 season arguably saw ​Tottenham at their best. With the likes of Harry Kane and Dele Alli on top form, Spurs were a joy to watch, achieving their highest points total in the Premier League as they finished second behind Antonio Conte's outstanding Chelsea side.


18. Manchester City (2013/14)

Yaya Toure

League Position: 1st

Points Per Game: 2.26

Goal Difference: +65


Manuel Pellegrini had a tough act to follow as he replaced Roberto Mancini who had led City to their first Premier League title back in 2012. ​Yet the Chilean veteran settled in quickly, seeing his side produce an exciting brand of attacking football as they edged out Liverpool to seal another piece of silverware for the trophy cabinet.


17. Chelsea (2009/10)

Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba

League Position: 1st

Points Per Game: 2.26

Goal Difference:+71


Chelsea entered the final day a point clear at the top, needing to beat Wigan at home to guarantee their third Premier League title. It seemed set to be a nervy afternoon, but instead the Blues turned on the style, winning 8-0 to earn their first championship since 2006 in emphatic fashion.


16. Chelsea (2014/15)

Eden Hazard

League Position: 1st

Points Per Game: 2.29

Goal Difference: +41


Chelsea may have fallen short in Mourinho's first season back at the helm, but they were not to be denied second time around. With Eden Hazard at the peak of his powers, the south London club stormed to another league title, ending the campaign eight points clear of Manchester City.


15. Arsenal (2001/02)

Robert Pires,Thierry Henry

League Position: 1st

Points Per Game: 2.29

Goal Difference: +43


The Gunners had won their maiden Premier League title in 1998, but had seen Manchester United lift the trophy in the three years since. In 2001/02, they got things right again. Thierry Henry won the Golden Boot, netting 24 times as Arsenal wrapped up their second championship under Arsene Wenger.


14. Manchester United (2007/08)

Cristiano Ronaldo (2L) of Manchester Uni

League Position: 1st

Points Per Game: 2.29

Goal Difference: +58


A period that United fans will remember fondly. With Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez leading the line, Sir Alex Ferguson's side held off Chelsea in the league and then beat the same opponents on penalties in the Champions League final to secure an impressive double.


13. Manchester United (2012/13)

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League Position: 1st

Points Per Game: 2.34

Goal Difference: +43


Fergie's swansong. Having suffered final day heartbreak the previous season, United responded in devastating fashion. They made a statement of intent by signing Robin van Persie from Arsenal and the Dutchman finished as the league's top goalscorer as Ferguson left the club with a 13th league title to his name.


12. Manchester United (2006/07)

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Fergu

League Position: 1st

Points Per Game: 2.34

Goal Difference: +56


United entered this season in unfamiliar territory, having not won the league since 2003 with Arsenal and Chelsea winning the last three championships between them. Just as it seemed that Jose Mourinho's Chelsea may be about to dominate the domestic scene, the Old Trafford club hit back in style, accumulating 89 points to finish six points clear at the top of the table.


11. Manchester United (2011/12)

Manchester United's Bulgarian striker Di

League Position: 2nd

Points Per Game: 2.34

Goal Difference: +56


The best title race since the Premier League began, with the two Manchester clubs neck and neck throughout the season. United managed to open up an eight point lead in the closing stages of the season, but defeats to Wigan and Manchester City either side of a draw at home to Everton saw them miss out on another championship in agonising fashion.


10. Manchester City (2011/12)

Manchester City's Belgian captain Vincen

League Position: 1st

Points Per Game: 2.34

Goal Difference: +64


City hosted United, sitting three points behind their rivals with three games to go. Vincent Kompany scored the winner, and a further ​win against Newcastle saw Roberto Mancini's side enter the final day knowing that a win over QPR would seal City's first league title in 44 years. 


However, it nearly went so wrong, as QPR were 2-1 up heading into added time. City levelled through Edin Dzeko before Sergio Aguero wrote his name into Premier League folklore by scoring the winner with the last kick of the game.


9. Manchester United (2008/09)

Cristiano Ronaldo

League Position: 1st

Points Per Game: 2.37

Goal Difference: +44


Looking for their third successive title for a second time in the Premier League era, United were pushed hard by arch-rivals Liverpool for much of the season but had enough in the end to get the job done in Cristiano Ronaldo's final year at the club.


8. Arsenal (2003/04)

Arsenal's L to R Lauren , Jose Antonio R

League Position: 1st

Points Per Game: 2.37

Goal Difference: +47


The Invincibles. Arsenal went an entire season unbeaten, the only team to achieve such a feat during the Premier League era. Led by Patrick Vieira, Arsenal romped to their third and final league triumph under Arsene Wenger, but 12 draws across the campaign means that they finish just eighth on this list.​


7. Chelsea (2005/06)

Arjen Robben

League Position: 1st

Points Per Game: 2.39

Goal Difference: +50


Mourinho's Chelsea had dominated their opponents the previous season and showed it was no fluke by doing the same again in 2005/06. Conceding just 22 goals all season, Chelsea wrapped up the title by beating their nearest rivals Manchester United 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.


6. Manchester United (1999/00)

Nicky Butt and Roy Keane

League Position: 1st

Points Per Game: 2.39

Goal Difference: +52


Many remember Manchester United's treble winning side from 1998/99 more fondly, but it was the following year that United put an even bigger gap between themselves and the chasing pack. In truth, there was not much of chase on at the turn of the millennium as United defended their crown by finishing a staggering 18 points ahead of Arsenal.


5. Chelsea (2016/17)

Diego Costa

League Position: 1st

Points Per Game: 2.45

Goal Difference: +52


Chelsea had finished tenth in 2015/16, leaving the incoming Antonio Conte with a tough task on his hands to turn the club's fortunes around. The Italian settled into life in the capital swiftly though, and with no European distractions to contend with the team racked up 30 league wins to secure an unexpected league title.


4. Chelsea (2004/05)

Jose Mourinho

League Position: 1st

Points Per Game: 2.50

Goal Difference: +57


The year that Jose Mourinho proved that he truly was 'the Special One'. He had thrived in his homeland, leading Porto to the Champions League trophy in 2004, but delivering the goods in England was expected to be a tougher challenge. That was not the case, as Chelsea lost just one game all season on their way to their first championship in 50 years.


3. Liverpool (2018/19)

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Liverpool FC - Premier League

League Position: 2nd

Points Per Game: 2.55

Goal Difference: +67


The best runners-up ever. It is a tag that Liverpool won't be best pleased with after they produced a remarkably consistent campaign that saw them come within a whisker of claiming their first title since 1990. Despite winning their final nine league games, they finished one point behind Manchester City, but did pick up their sixth European Cup the following week to cap a fine season.


2. Manchester City (2018/19)

Nicolas Otamendi,Kyle Walker,Raheem Sterling

League Position: 1st

Points Per Game: 2.58

Goal Difference: +72


Pep Guardiola's side had to play second fiddle to Liverpool for much of the first half of the campaign, and shock defeats against Crystal Palace and Leicester in December had left the team reeling. However, they responded like true champions, winning their final 14 games to nick the title by a point. They also won the Carabao Cup and FA Cup to seal a domestic treble.


1. Manchester City (2017/18)

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League Position: 1st

Points Per Game: 2.63

Goal Difference: +79


The only team to reach 100 points in a single season. For now. Guardiola's first season had not gone to plan in 2016/17, as City finished third, a distant 15 points behind Chelsea. Yet the side gelled into a formidable force the following year, scoring a stunning 106 goals in total. Gabriel Jesus scored with the final kick of the season to take City to the 100 point mark and cement their place as the greatest Premier League team to date.