It's been an utterly miserable season for the Blades

Where Sheffield United rank in the worst-ever Premier League teams by goal difference

Sheffield United’s relegation from the Premier League was confirmed back in April after they suffered a 5-1 defeat to Newcastle.

The club have ended the campaign rock bottom of the table, with a miserable goal difference of -69. Throughout the season, they’ve only managed to score 35 goals and have conceded 104 themselves.

We’ve checked out the other Premier League sides with the worst-ever Premier League goal difference to see where Sheffield United rank among them.

5. Huddersfield Town – 2018-19 (-54)

Huddersfield defied the odds when they avoided the drop in 2017-18, but the following season turned out to be absolutely brutal for the Terriers.

Following some mistakes in the transfer market, the club quickly found themselves rooted to the bottom of the table. They only won three games all season and finished the campaign with a miserable 16 points.

In total, they scored 22 goals and conceded 76, giving them a woeful goal difference of -54. A season to forget for Huddersfield fans.

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4. Ipswich Town – 1994-95 (-57)

Ipswich fans probably won’t have many fond memories of this season. Back in 1994-95, 22 teams competed in the Premier League which gave opposition sides even more of an opportunity to score against the Tractor Boys.

They conceded a total of 93 goals and unsurprisingly, finished rock bottom of the table with a miserable goal difference of -57. Ouch.

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3. Norwich City – 2021-22 (-61)

The Canaries have built a reputation for themselves as a yo-yo side over the last few years, but the 2021-22 campaign was the last time we saw them in the top flight.

Having smashed the competition in the Championship the previous year, they were unprepared for what was about to hit them in 2021-22.

Daniel Farke’s side lost their first six matches of the season and it quickly became apparent that they weren’t up to the standard required.

Their heaviest loss of the campaign came at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea put seven goals past them with relative ease. In the end, they finished rock bottom of the table with a goal difference of -61.

=1. Sheffield United – 2023-24 (-69)

Plenty of people tipped Sheffield United to go down at the beginning of the campaign, but most of us thought they’d at least be competitive.

That’s not turned out to be the case as the club have been relegated with a measly 16 points to their name. Blades fans will be thrilled to see the back of this season, after a number of miserable statistics going against them – not least the worst-ever Premier League defensive record of 104 goals conceded.

Back in March, they became the first side in Premier League history to lose three successive home games by five or more goals.

Their fate was sealed as Newcastle blitzed Chris Wilder’s side 5-1 at St. James’ Park. Things didn’t pick up in the final few weeks of the season either as the Blades lost seven consecutive league matches.

After losing 3-0 to Tottenham on the final day, Sheffield United ended the campaign with a goal difference of -69. The joint-worst in Premier League history. At least they’d have finished ahead of Derby on goals scored…

=1. Derby County – 2007-08 (-69)

Derby’s dismal record of 11 points is in safe hands for now. It soon became clear that they weren’t cut out for the level and they were the victims of plenty of hammerings that year.

Throughout the campaign, Liverpool, Chelsea, Aston Villa and Arsenal all managed to put six goals past the Rams as their goal difference regularly took a battering.

As things stand, they still have the worst goal difference in Premier League history, although their record has been matched by Sheffield United.

Craig Fagan

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