Thursday 19 July 2018

Question nobody asked this year?

What Premier League teams are unbeaten

The decade is only a month old, but surprisingly there are only three teams who, in all competitions, have managed to retain their unbeaten record.

Given that the most any club has played in the league is five times (Arsenal), it's unsurprising that there are still seven teams who haven't lost in the league in January, but the shock value of the FA Cup means that only three teams haven't been beaten in 2010.

Everton, Chelsea, Liverpool and Aston Villa all kept up their unbeaten league record with victories on Saturday, as did Manchester United yesterday, while West Ham's draw means they are in the same category in 2010. Surprisingly, it took until yesterday for Portsmouth to lose their first match this year.

The number of shocks in the FA Cup accounted for the first defeats of Manchester United, Arsenal, Everton and Liverpool.

That leaves just Chelsea and Aston Villa, who both retained their unbeaten records with victory on Saturday. Stoke complete the trio who haven't lost this decade ahead of tonight's game against Sunderland.

Irish Independent

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