Most Goals Scored in a Single Premier League Season by a team

In the 2006-07 season, Manchester City scored 106 goals which is still holds the record for the most goals scored in a season in Premier League history.
Most goals in a premier league season by teams | Manchester City 2017-18 | Sportz Point
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Most Goals Scored in a Single Premier League Season by a team

In the 2006-07 season, Manchester City scored 106 goals which is still holds the record for the most goals scored in a season in Premier League history.
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Football fans enjoy seeing attacks and goals. They’re better if they come in bunches. These teams burst onto the Premier League scene with their attacking brilliance, amassing more league goals than anyone else. While their campaigns didn’t always triumph – three of the top 10 goal-scoring sides finished second – they were very memorable.

Let’s see who the most prolific team in a single Premier League season has been. We’ll start with the following:

#1 Manchester City 2017-18 (106 goals, finished 1st, +79 goal difference, 100 points)

Most goals in a premier league season by teams | Manchester City 2017-18 | Sportz Point
Manchester City after winning the 2017-18 Premier League.
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As expected, Manchester City took home the award for the most Premier League goals scored in a single season. Pep Guardiola made up for his trophyless first season as a coach with a bang, leading Manchester City to become the first side ever to score 100 goals and win the Premier League. Pep’s team scored more than Southampton, Burnley, and Swansea combined.

Their goal difference of +79 is the best in history. They conceded just 27 goals all season and had a 32-win record at the end of it. And it was yet another team-oriented Pep masterclass, with four players scoring ten or more goals and four players contributing ten or more assists.

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It appeared for all the world like City would fall short of the 100-point threshold until Gabriel Jesus scored a 94th-minute winner against Southampton on the final day of the campaign to send them over the line.

#2 Chelsea 2009-10 (103 goals, finished 1st, +71 goal difference, 86 points)

Most goals in a premier league by a team | Chelsea 2019-10 | Sportz Point
Chelsea after winning the 2009-10 Premier League

It’s a historic season for Chelsea, and it doesn’t have to do with José Mourinho? This distinction belongs to legendary Italian Carlo Ancelotti’s debut campaign as Chelsea manager. His attacking mentality resulted in 103 goals, and it was all about the home performances – their 68 goals at home are more than any other team has ever achieved.

Looking back at the top scorers reminds us of how dangerous this team was: Didier Drogba (29 goals), Frank Lampard (22), Florent Malouda (12), and Nicolas Anelka (11). In particular, the partnership of Drogba and Lampard was involved in 68 of Chelsea’s 103 scores.

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Chelsea ended the season in style, winning their fifth league title with a convincing 8-0 victory over Wigan at Stamford Bridge on the campaign’s final day to break the 100-goal barrier. Despite winning the domestic cup, Carlo Ancelotti’s team could not win the European Cup when it faced eventual winners Inter Milan in the Champions League.

A second-place finish and 69-goal campaign were not enough to keep Ancelotti in the position a year later, but what a season it was.

#3 Manchester City 2019-20: (102 goals, finished 2nd, +67 goal difference, 81 points)

Most goals in a premier league by a team | Manchester City 2019-20 | Sportz Point
Manchester City after winning the 2019-20 Premier League. Image – The Top Flight

Manchester City were the league’s top scorers in a season dominated by Liverpool’s 30-year wait for a Premier League title. In City’s new style, five players scored more than 10, with Raheem Sterling (20), Sergio Agüero (16), Gabriel Jesus (14), Kevin De Bruyne (13), and Riyad Mahrez (11) all scoring.

To put it another way, if City didn’t win the title and finish second in the table, they would be only the fourth team to fail to finish first since Everton did so in 1984-85. This was also a vintage season for Kevin De Bruyne, who matched Thierry Henry’s record of 20 assists.

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Despite their scoring dominance, Manchester City lost nine games (the most of any club on the list), and Liverpool ultimately won the championship.

#4 Manchester City 2013-14: (102 goals, finished 1st, +65 goal difference, 86 points)

Man City after winning the Premier League 2013-14 | Sportz Point
Manchester City after winning the 2013-14 Premier League. Image – Bacuna Morata

The ‘noisy neighbors’ were now aiming to show that they were the major Manchester club, with Sir Alex Ferguson retired from Manchester United. Indeed, that is precisely what they did, overcoming a free-scoring Liverpool outfit to win their second Premier League crown in three years. This Man City side managed to score 102 goals under the stewardship of Manuel Pellegrini.

City’s leading goal scorer is Yaya Touré, who has 20 goals in all competitions this season. Sergio Agüero? Edin Dzeko? No… Yaya Touré is the marauding midfield player. He had a fantastic season with four free-kicks, six penalties, and nine assists. Salah, meanwhile, has scored 19 goals in all competitions for Liverpool this season. In the process of doing so, he became just the second midfielder in Premier League history, after England’s Frank Lampard in 2009-10, to score 20 times in a single campaign.

These are merely a few of the achievements that Agüero and Dzeko have achieved together. They were crucial in City winning Pelligrini’s single Premier League title – alongside Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, and Diogo Jota for Liverpool in 2021-22 – which remains the only instance in history where a club has had three 15+ goal scorers.

#5 Liverpool 2013-14: (101 goals, finished 2nd, +51 goal difference, 84 points)

Liverpool 2013-14 season | Sportz Point
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Jürgen Klopp’s impact has somewhat softened the pain of Liverpool’s 2013-14 Premier League campaign, which was marred by managerial upheaval. Despite its flaws, many supporters will appreciate this Brendan Rodgers’ “just outscore the opponent” Liverpool team.

One of the most successful team in English football, Liverpool, propelled by Luis Suárez (31 goals) and Daniel Sturridge (21 goals), scored 101 times in the 2016-17 season. Comparing these totals to predicted goals (xG) becomes even more incredibl.

Their combined xG was 20.9, which was exceeded by 14.6 goals in just one season. Suárez and Sturridge outperformed their combined xG of 20 by 14.6 purposes, having a season they would never forget.

In the end, the term was not meant to be for Liverpool. It’s not good for aspiring champions to give up 50 goals (including four own goals from Martin Skrtel). No team has ever conceded more than 45 goals and won the championship.

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