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The worst home records in Premier League history

Jamie Spencer
Jan 3, 2021, 9:00 PM GMT
Aston Villa had a dreadful home record in 2015/16
Aston Villa had a dreadful home record in 2015/16 / James Baylis - AMA/Getty Images
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Brighton went 14 long years without a home until the Amex Stadium was opened in 2011. But, this season, the Seagulls have struggled to get results on their own turf.

Nine games into 2020/21, Brighton are winless at home and have only five points to show for themselves at the Amex. Sheffield United, who are the worst team in Premier League history at this stage of a season, are the only other club that is yet to win a single home game.

As things stand, Brighton have taken 0.55 points per game at home, while Sheffield United have averaged just 0.13 points at home so far. West Brom have at least won a game at home this season, although they too are averaging 0.55 points per game on their own pitch.

18. Clubs with 19 points at home

The following 14 clubs all recorded 19 points at home during the stated season. In a 38-game season, that equates to an average of one point per game at home, but Swindon in 1993/94 actually played 21 home games because the Premier League had 22 clubs prior until 1995.

Swindon (1993/94) - 22nd (relegated)
Bolton (1995/96) - 20th (relegated)
Charlton (1998/99) - 18th (relegated)
Watford (1999/00) - 20th (relegated)
Bradford (2000/01) - 20th (relegated)
Coventry (2000/01) - 19th (relegated)
Derby (2001/02) - 19th (relegated)
Blackburn (2003/04) - 15th (survived)
Leicester (2003/04) - 18th (relegated)
Wigan (2006/07) - 17th (survived)
Blackburn (2011/12) - 19th (relegated)
Aston Villa (2011/12) - 16th (survived)
Burnley (2014/15) - 19th (relegated)
Southampton (2017/18) - 17th (survived)

17. Clubs with 18 points at home

Nine clubs in Premier League history have taken 18 points at home in a season. That number includes Portsmouth in 2009/10, although they were deducted 10 points overall after going into administration.

Ipswich (1994/95) - 22nd (relegated)
Nottingham Forest (1996/97) - 20th (relegated)
Watford (2006/07) - 20th (relegated)
Portsmouth (2009/10)* - 20th (relegated)
Wigan (2012/13) - 18th (relegated)
Fulham (2013/14) - 19th (relegated)
Sunderland (2013/14) - 14th (survived)
Middlesbrough (2016/17) - 19th (relegated)
West Brom (2017/18) - 20th (relegated)

16. Nottingham Forest - 16 points (1998/99)

Points per game at home: 0.84
Overall points tally: 30
Final league position: 20th (relegated)

Nottingham Forest took only 16 points at the City ground in 1998/99, contributing to their second relegation in three years.

15. Leicester - 16 points (2001/02)

Points per game at home: 0.84
Overall points tally: 28
Final league position: 20th (relegated)

Leicester dropped out of the Premier League with a whimper in 2001/02, finishing 12 points adrift of safety in their final year at Filbert Street.

14. Bolton - 16 points (2011/12)

Points per game at home: 0.84
Overall points tally: 36
Final league position: 18th (relegated)

Bolton's longest spell in the Premier League came to an end in 2011/12 and they haven't been back since. But they were better away from home.

13. Manchester City - 15 points (2000/01)

Points per game at home: 0.79
Overall points tally: 34
Final league position: 18th (relegated)

Less than a decade before Sheikh Mansour's billions came into play, Manchester City were relegated in their first top flight season since 1996.

12. Norwich - 15 points (2019/20)

Points per game at home: 0.79
Overall points tally: 21
Final league position: 20th (relegated)

Norwich got the vast majority of their points at home in a season where naivety and inexperience was their big weakness.

11. West Brom - 14 points (2002/03)

Points per game at home: 0.74
Overall points tally: 26
Final league position: 19th (relegated)

West Brom's first spell as a Premier League club didn't last beyond a single season in 2002/03, although they weren't the worst club that year.

10. Hull - 14 points (2008/09)

Hull's away form kept them up in 2008/09
Hull's away form kept them up in 2008/09 / Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Points per game at home: 0.74
Overall points tally: 35
Final league position: 17th (survived)

Hull only managed three home wins in the entirety of 2008/09, their first ever top flight season, but did enough away to actually stay up.

9. QPR - 14 points (2012/13)

QPR went 16 games without a win to begin 2012/13
QPR went 16 games without a win to begin 2012/13 / GLYN KIRK/Getty Images

Points per game at home: 0.74
Overall points tally: 25
Final league position: 20th (relegated)

QPR fans waited until the 17th game of the 2012/13 campaign before they saw their team win for the first time that season.

8. Sunderland - 14 points (2016/17 )

Sunderland couldn't escape again in 2016/17
Sunderland couldn't escape again in 2016/17 / Stu Forster/Getty Images

Points per game at home: 0.74
Overall points tally: 24
Final league position: 20th (relegated)

Following several years of narrow escapes and late surges to safety, Sunderland finally gave up the ghost as a Premier League side in 2016/17.

7. Wolves - 12 points (2011/12)

Wolves ran out of steam as a top flight club in 2011/12
Wolves ran out of steam as a top flight club in 2011/12 / Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Points per game at home: 0.63
Overall points tally: 25
Final league position: 20th (relegated)

Wolves took fewer than half of their overall points tally at Molineux in 2011/12 and it helped end their three-year Premier League stay.

6. Crystal Palace - 11 points (1997/98)

Crystal Palace were actually good away in 1997/98
Crystal Palace were actually good away in 1997/98 / Phil Cole/Getty Images

Points per game at home: 0.58
Overall points tally: 33
Final league position: 20th (relegated)

Bizarrely, Palace's first six Premier League wins in 1997/98 were away from home. They didn't win at Selhurst Park that season until mid-April.

5. Sunderland - 11 points (2002/03)

Sunderland were the first to fall short of 20 points overall
Sunderland were the first to fall short of 20 points overall / Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Points per game at home: 0.58
Overall points tally: 19
Final league position: 20th (relegated)

The 2002/03 season saw Sunderland set a new Premier League record for the lowest ever points tally, failing to hit 20 for the first time.

4. Aston Villa - 11 points (2015/16)

Aston Villa were let down by poor recruitment in 2015/16
Aston Villa were let down by poor recruitment in 2015/16 / Stephen Pond/Getty Images

Points per game at home: 0.58
Overall points tally: 17
Final league position: 20th (relegated)

Aston Villa were woeful in 2015/16, having spent big in the transfer market on predominantly inexperienced and unprepared players.

3. Huddersfield - 9 points (2018/19)

Huddersfield fell apart in 2018/19
Huddersfield fell apart in 2018/19 / Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Points per game at home: 0.47
Overall points tally: 16
Final league position: 20th (relegated)

Having survived against the odds in the Premier League in 2017/18, Huddersfield failed to get double figures points at home in 2018/19.

2. Derby - 8 points (2007/08)

Derby got almost all of their 2007/08 points at home
Derby got almost all of their 2007/08 points at home / PAUL ELLIS/Getty Images

Points per game at home: 0.42
Overall points tally: 11
Final league position: 20th (relegated)

Despite being the worst team in Premier League history to date, Derby in 2007/08 surprisingly don't actually have the very worst home record.

1. Sunderland - 7 points (2005/06)

Sunderland lost 14 Premier League home games in 2005/06
Sunderland lost 14 Premier League home games in 2005/06 / Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Points per game at home: 0.37
Overall points tally: 15
Final league position: 20th (relegated)

The all-time low bar for home points in a Premier League season is a measly seven set by Sunderland in 2005/06 - one win, four draws, 14 defeats.

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