Looking at the league table at the end of each mention season below in English premier league, it was totally difficult to determined who will be relegated at the end of the season. Compared to this season, shelfield united already know their fate after a lost to wolves yesterday.
5. Manchester City, 2008/09
If it was the year that changed everything, it was an inauspicious start for City. Sheikh Mansour’s takeover and Robinho’s arrival catapulted them into the ranks of the super-rich and summer signings Pablo Zabaleta and Vincent Kompany would become club legends, but Mark Hughes played the Belgian in midfield and they spent Christmas in the relegation zone. A 10th-place finish felt flattering for a club with just two away wins and underwhelming after a then-whopping £74 million was spent in the summer, and a further £40 million in January. Cup exits to Brighton and Nottingham Forest were further lows.
4. Newcastle 1997/98
An early season injury to Shearer meant Newcastle finished in 13th position in the 1997/98 season but only four points above the relegation zone. It wasn’t all doom and gloom for fans though, Newcastle made an appearance in the FA Cup final after a rather favourable run of fixtures in earlier rounds – their first since 1973/74 – but Arsenal completed the League and Cup double by beating Dalglish’s men 2-0 in the final.
3. Leeds United 1992/93
Going back to the first ever season of the Premier League , we have Leeds United.Off the back of their First Division triumph in 91/92, the Yorkshire side had a nightmare start, winning just two of their opening nine. Things didn’t improve quickly, and they found themselves inside the relegation zone for six weeks before eventually finishing in 17th place – just two points clear of the drop.To make matters worse, French forward Eric Cantona departed halfway through the season for bitter rivals Manchester United. Cantona would later help the Red Devils to four titles, becoming a club legend in the process.
2. Manchester United 2013/14
Man United won the Premier League title by a convincing 11 points in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season in charge, however the year after proved a difficult season at Old Trafford. David Moyes was appointed as Ferguson’s successor but failed to meet expectations and was eventually sacked as the Red Devils finished 22 points behind title-winning neighbours Manchester City. United are still yet to win a Premier League title since Ferguson left, with their second place finish in 2018 the closest they have come so far.
1. Chelsea 2015/16
Chelsea’s defence would begin in torrid fashion, losing seven of their opening 12 Premier League fixtures as the relationship between Mourinho and his players deteriorated. The Portuguese would leave the club in December, though the appointment of Guus Hiddink on an interim basis would do little to stop the rot as the club finished an embarrassing 10th in the division, behind the likes of Stoke, West Ham and Southampton. Such was their poor form they would finish on just 50 points, a huge 37 less than the previous season and 31 points adrift of surprise champions Leicester.
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