Comparing every Premier League club’s point & goal tallies to 2020-21

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Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes during the Premier League match v Southampton at Old Trafford. Saturday February 12, 2022.

The dust has settled on the 2021-22 Premier League season and the likes of Liverpool and Brighton will look back on a campaign of progress, although the same cannot be said for Manchester United and Everton.

Manchester City won the league title for a second consecutive season but they needed a few extra points to get over the line on this occasion.

Despite deciding not to replace Sergio Aguero with a new No.9 last summer, Pep Guardiola’s side still scored more goals. We expect them to score even more in 2022-23 following Erling Haaland’s arrival.

Liverpool had a difficult 2020-21 but were back to their best in 2021-22. Their forwards were firing on all cylinders once again and Virgil van Dijk’s return from injury unsurprisingly helped tighten up their defence.

Tottenham and Arsenal made progress and moved back into the European places, although Mikel Arteta’s side will have to settle for the Europa League instead of the Champions League.

Manchester United brought in some big-name signings last summer but their results and performances have taken a huge downturn. They picked up 16 points fewer than they did in 2020-21, scored fewer goals and also conceded a lot more.

Leeds and Everton also took quite a few steps backwards as they were comfortable in mid-table in 2020-21 but narrowly avoided relegation to the Championship in 2021-22.

We’ve compared every Premier League club’s points and goal tallies from 2021-22 to their respective figures from 2020-21. Note: newly-promoted teams have not been included.

1. Manchester City
Points: +7
Goals for: +19
Goals against: -6
Position: 0

2. Liverpool
Points: +23
Goals for: +26
Goals against: -16
Position: +1

3. Chelsea
Points: +7
Goals for: +18
Goals against: -3
Position: +1

Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola embrace, Manchester, Etihad Stadium, 10 April 2022.

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4. Tottenham
Points: +9
Goals for: +1
Goals against: -5
Position: +3

5. Arsenal
Points: +8
Goals for: +6
Goals against: -7
Position: +3

6. Manchester United
Points: -16 
Goals for: -16
Goals against: +13
Position: -4

BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand before the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium, London, May 2019.

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7. West Ham
Points: -9
Goals for: -2
Goals against: +4
Position: -1

8. Leicester City
Points: -14
Goals for: -6
Goals against: +9
Position: -5

9. Brighton
Points: +10
Goals for: +2
Goals against: -2
Position: +7

10. Wolves
Points: +6
Goals for: +2
Goals against: -9
Position: +3

11. Newcastle
Points: +4
Goals for: -2
Goals against: 0
Position: +1

Eddie Howe manager of Newcastle United celebrates the 2-1 win over Leicester City, St. James Park, Tyne and Wear, 17 April 2022.

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12. Crystal Palace
Points: +4
Goals for: +9
Goals against: -20
Position: +2

14. Aston Vlla
Points: -10
Goals for: -3
Goals against: +8
Position: -3

15. Southampton
Points: -3
Goals for: -4
Goals against: -1
Position: 0

16. Everton
Points: -20
Goals for: -4
Goals against: +18
Position: -6

Frank Lampard speaks to Alex Iwobi during Everton's match against Brentford, Goodison Park, Everton, May 2022

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17. Leeds United
Points: -21
Goals for: -20
Goals against: +25
Position: -8

18. Burnley
Points: -4
Goals for: +1
Goals against: -2
Position: -1


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