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Five Premier League records shattered in 2023/24 season

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The 2023/24 Premier League campaign saw several records shattered, though not all milestones were celebrated. Here’s a look at some of the  records set by top-flight teams, as some reached new lows last season.

Manchester United – Most Defeats in a Premier League Season (Club Record)
Manchester United’s FA Cup success provided some solace in an otherwise disappointing campaign. The team experienced a group-stage exit in the Champions League and finished 8th in the league—their lowest position in the Premier League era and since the 1989-90 season.

Erik ten Hag’s squad set a new unwanted club record with 13 Premier League losses. Additionally, the 58 goals conceded were the most Manchester United had allowed in a Premier League season.

Sheffield United – Most Goals Conceded in a Premier League Season
Sheffield United’s return to the Premier League was disastrous, ending in immediate relegation. With just three wins and a total of 16 points, they became one of the worst top-flight teams ever. The Blades were the first team in English football history to concede 5+ goals in three consecutive home games across all competitions.

They also became the second team in Premier League history to concede 100 goals in a season, finishing with a record-breaking 104 goals against and a goal difference of -69. Their 57 home goals conceded also set a new record, surpassing Aston Villa’s 1935-36 season.

Chelsea – Most Goals Conceded in a Premier League Season (Club Record)
Chelsea, once known for their defensive prowess, conceded a staggering 63 goals in the 2023/24 season, more than four times the record low of 15 goals they conceded when winning the Premier League title previously.

Heavy defeats to Newcastle, Liverpool, Wolves, and Arsenal punctuated their season, which ended with a top-six finish and European football. Despite this, it was not enough for Mauricio Pochettino to retain his job.

Crystal Palace – 11 Consecutive Seasons in Mid-Table
Crystal Palace completed their 11th straight campaign in the top flight, consistently finishing between 10th and 14th place with points totals ranging from 41 to 49. While this represents stability at the highest level, it has also been a source of frustration for fans hoping for more ambitious progress. A strong finish under new manager Olivier Glasner has raised hopes for the future, provided the squad remains intact over the summer.

Luton – First Team to Lead at Half-Time Five Times but Lose
Luton had bright moments during the season but ultimately faced relegation. They made unwanted history by becoming the first team in Premier League history to lose five games in which they led at half-time.
Despite leading Manchester City (H), Liverpool (A), Bournemouth (A), Tottenham (A), and West Ham (A) at the interval, Rob Edwards’ side ended each of these matches with no points.