Premier League dominance in numbers
Ahead of this Sunday’s showdown, we’ve taken a look at the incredible numbers behind Manchester City and Liverpool’s recent dominance in the Premier League…
City host Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium for one of the most anticipated fixtures of the season.
With just one point separating the two teams at the top of the Premier League, the outcome of this weekend’s clash could prove vital in the outcome of this season’s title race.
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At a recent press conference, Pep Guardiola has reiterated that both teams have set a new standard in the English top flight over the past five years.
City have won three of the last four Premier Leagues with Liverpool the only team to break that hegemony and with both sides currently sitting 12 points clear of the chasing pack it is likely that record will extend another year. additional year.
Silverware aside, Guardiola’s assessment of ours and Jurgen Klopp’s side’s domestic dominance is backed up by stunning stats since we won our first title under the Catalan’s management in 2017/18.
Check out the extent of City and Liverpool’s dominance over the Premier League roost below…
Premier League Points
Given that both sides have won each of the last four Premier League titles and are in contention for this season’s title again, it’s no surprise to learn that they’ve both earned more points than any another English top flight team. the last five years.
Since the 2017/18 campaign, Guardiola and Klopp’s men have claimed 438 and 412 points respectively in 182 appearances – in City’s case, that’s 100 more than any other Premier League side.
City and Liverpool are also the only two teams to average more than two points per game during this period (2.41 for City, 2.26 for Liverpool) with Manchester United and Chelsea their nearest rivals at a rate of 1, 86 and 1.85.
Once again, both sides are leading the way in terms of attacking output, both registering over 400 goals in the last five Premier League seasons.
City’s 456 strikes translate to an astonishing 2.51 per game, while Liverpool’s average stands at an impressive 2.21 from 403 goals.
Tottenham’s 322 goals, at 1.77 per game, are third among the English top flight, but still 134 less than Pep Guardiola’s men.
Catching goals is one thing, but stopping the opposition at the other end can be just as vital to winning the Premier League title.
City and Liverpool are also favorites in this regard, conceding 135 and 155 goals in 182 appearances since the start of the 2017/18 campaign.
Both teams have also faced the fewest shots on target during this period, with City hitting 455 while Liverpool’s rate of 544 is 26 less than third-placed Chelsea.
Ahead of Sunday’s clash, Guardiola and Klopp’s sides are the only two in the Premier League to concede fewer goals than they have played in matches in the past five years.
City stand out once again in terms of overall Premier League wins since the 2017/18 campaign, winning an incredible 140 of our 182 games.
We’ve dropped points in just 42 games, while Liverpool’s tally stands at 125 wins, 37 draws and 20 losses.
Indeed, the two teams’ combined defeats in the Premier League (44) would still put them third among other English top-flight teams to have been involved in the last five campaigns.
Only Manchester United (38) and Chelsea (43) are able to do better than this total.
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on the ball
Guardiola’s men have averaged 67.7% possession per game in the Premier League since 2017/18 – a stat 5% higher than any other side.
We are also the only team to have completed over 100,000 successful passes during this period, with a current total of 113,897.
Liverpool again rank second in both categories, averaging 62.3 per cent on the ball in their 182 league appearances, while they also completed 95,620 passes, 411 more than nearest rivals Chelsea .
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