Which teams have had best starts to a Premier League season?

25 Sep 2023
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As Man City claim sixth straight win against Forest, see where this start ranks in competition's history

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Manchester City are showing no signs of slowing down following their historic Treble-winning season as they begin the 2023/24 campaign with six consecutive wins, after a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest on Saturday. But where does such a perfect start rank in Premier League history and for the club themselves?

This is the second time Man City have won their opening six matches of a Premier League campaign, doing the same in the 2016/17 season under Pep Guardiola

They have yet to win their first seven league matches in a season, with only two teams achieving this feat.

Chelsea hold the record for the best start ever to a Premier League season, winning their first nine matches in 2005/06. This run, managed by Jose Mourinho, included victories over Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, and Liverpool. It was brought to an end following a 1-1 draw against Everton.

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are the only other team to pass the six-win mark at the start of a season, taking all 24 points from their opening eight matches in their 2019/20 title-winning campaign.

Longest winning starts to a PL season
Season Team Matches
2005/06 Chelsea 9
2019/20 Liverpool 8
1994/95 Newcastle 6
2009/10 Chelsea 6
2016/17 Man City 6
2018/19 Liverpool 6
2023/24 Man City 6*

*winning run still ongoing



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