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The worst teams away from home in Premier League history


With just two points from a possible 39, Fulham have been quite simply terrible away from home this season.

The Cottagers have leaked an eye-watering 32 goals in 13 games on their travels, scoring just eight in reply and have looked more like the Keystone Cops than a squad with a market value of £228.6m.

Claudio Ranieri’s side are in serious danger of finishing the season with the worst away record in Premier League history, but the west Londoners are by no means the first to flounder away from their home comforts, nor will they be the last.

Here at Squawka, we’ve listed the six worst Premier League away records since 38-game seasons began to see which group of players suffered from the greatest bout of homesickness.

6. Aston Villa (2015/16)

Away wins: 1

Away points: 6

Final league position: 20th

After years of decline and close shaves, the curtain finally came down on Aston Villa’s time in the Premier League as they finished rock bottom of the table in 2015/16.

Although they only finished with a total of 17 points, their pathetic six-point haul away from Villa Park undoubtedly dented their confidence and was a massive factor in their fall from grace.

A record of 13 goals in 19 away games was symbolic of Villa’s lack of firepower that season and the Midlands club are yet to return to the top flight since.

5. Hull City (2016/17)

Away wins: 1

Away points: 6

Final league position: 18th

A 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday in the 2015/16 play-off final saw Hull make an unlikely return to the Premier League, only for the Yorkshire side to drop straight back down at the first attempt.

A solitary away win at Swansea City on matchday two left the Tigers top of the table on six points, although that proved to be a false dawn as Mike Phelan and, later, Marco Silva could only manage another 28 points from their next 36 games, as they ultimately finished the season with just six points away from home.

4. Hull City (2009/10)

Away wins: 0

Away points: 6

Final league position: 19th

After their miraculous survival in their first-ever Premier League season in 2008/09, many Hull fans were filled with optimism heading into the 2009/10 campaign.

That optimism was soon replaced with anguish, though, as the Tigers finished 19th without a single away win and just six points on the road.

The only positive for the brave Hull fans that travelled up and down the country that season was avoiding a repeat of Phil Brown’s famous on-the-pitch team talk at the Etihad stadium.

Then again, that could have provided more entertainment than the 12 goals Hull scored in their 19 away games.

3. Watford (1999/00)

Away wins: 1

Away points: 5

Final league position: 20th

A 1-0 win at Anfield in their third game of the season suggested Watford could defy all the odds and hold on to their Premier League status in 1999/00.

Unfortunately, that was one of the few high points for the late Graham Taylor as the Hornets finished bottom of the league with a grand total of 24 points, with only five of those coming away from Vicarage Road.

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2. Burnley (2009/10)

Away wins: 1

Away points: 4

Final league position: 18th

In 2009/10, Burnley became the first newly promoted club to chalk up four successive home victories at the start of a Premier League season. Their away form, however, was far less impressive as the Clarets failed to score a single goal in their first four away games, losing all of them.

The Lancashire outfit finished the campaign with just four points on the road, with a late-season victory at relegation buddies Hull and a draw at the Etihad the only points secured away from Turf Moor.

Luckily for them, there was already an even more embarrassing away record in the Premier League, which meant they were safe from setting a very unwanted record.

1. Derby County (2007-08)

Away wins: 0

Away points: 3

Final league position: 20th

Here it is, the worst ever Premier League away record, brought to you by the worst Premier League team of all time.

The Rams finished the season with a pitiful 11 points, while Newcastle United, Birmingham City and Fulham should each be given a medal for donating an away point to the beleaguered Midlanders as they were relegated with just eight goals away from Pride Park.

The sight of Dean Leacock and Co. pretending to be Premier League footballers is surely overdue an Oscar for ‘best comedy performance’.

Host Jake Entwistle is joined by Sam Long and Will Hall for this week’s Squawka Talker to discuss Man City 3-1 Arsenal, the Bundesliga title race, Gonzalo Higuain’s start to life at Chelsea, the best of the rest beyond the ‘Big Six’ and the upcoming El Clasico.



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