unbeaten streaks

Unbeaten streaks are not paid any attention until they gather a level of frequency. One of the longest of such streaks came to an end when Watford decimated Liverpool in a resounding 3-0 victory. A Liverpool team that had the regular trio of Firmino, Mane and Salah could not even find the back of the net against a Watford side team embroiled in the relegation battle at the bottom of the Premier League table.

No one was more joyful than Arsenal fans who were happy to still hold on to their record of the longest unbeaten streak in the history of the Premier League and also the only team to win the Premier League undefeated. This piece is about how the top unbeaten runs in the Premier League ended.


This is the record Liverpool painfully fell short of by five matches. The Gunners won the Premier League in 2003/2004 without losing a single game. They carried the same form into 2004/2005 by remaining unbeaten after 11 games till Manchester United showed up. Wayne Rooney was instrumental in ending the streak as Arsenal lost 2-0.


Liverpool etched their name into the list of Premier League’s unbeaten streaks in what was looking like an invincible 2019/2020 season for the Reds. They were undefeated 26 games into the 2019/2020 and in 18 from 2018/2019. They were stopped in their strides by the unlikeliest of opposition in Watford who defeated them by 3-0 on matchday 27.

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2004/2005 was the golden era for Chelsea in the Premier League. The Blues won the Premier League in 2004/2005 not losing a single game at home and bagging 95 points. It was Jose Mourinho’s first season in the Premier League. They carried the unbeaten run into 2005/2006 before it was cut short at 40 matches against Manchester United.

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Arsenal were champions of England at the end of 2001/2002 and it was the dream of Arsene Wenger to see his team end the season unbeaten. They had not lost since December of 2000 and on one of the many unbeaten streaks in the Premier League before their nemesis Wayne Rooney scored a delightful winning goal for Everton at Goodison Park.


Manchester City established multiple records in the 2017/2018 season. They amassed a record 100 points, a record of 50 away points, 32 wins, and an 18-match winning streak. They also became one of the teams with unbeaten streaks with a 30-match rollercoaster before they were defeated by Liverpool in a 4-3 scoreline.


1998/1999 was a memorable time for Manchester United. The famous class of ’92 established themselves as one of the best winning a treble of the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League. They established one of Manchester United’s unbeaten streak that began in the second half of the season and ended in October 1999. It was ended by Chelsea in a 5-0 win.


Unbeaten streaks are not for everyone which is why there are not a host of different teams on this list. The Blues were second best in major competitions in 2008 which included the Premier League, Champions League, and the League Cup. After a loss to Arsenal in December 2007, they were undefeated in 29 matches until Liverpool stopped them in 2008. Xabi Alonso scored the winner in that game.


It is the Red Devils on the list of unbeaten streaks again. The 2010/2011 season saw United win another Premier League trophy but not without drama. They were unbeaten in the last 5 games of 2009/2010 and added a further 24 games to that run in 2010/2011. They were halted by a determined Wolve’s side who held on to a 2-1 win. George Elokobi was particularly impressive in that game.


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