The bottom teams in the Premier League are woefully out of form

28 February 2024 12:55
The six clubs at the foot of the table have won just four of their last 36 games combinedBy Ben McAleer for WhoScoredTeams battling to beat the drop strive to reach the magic 40-point mark as a season wears on. Fans can breathe a sigh of relief once the landmark figure has been achieved, content that they are safe for another campaign in the Premier League. Although, with so many of the best players stockpiled by clubs at the top of the table, where the points tallies are getting higher and higher, the teams at the bottom increasingly do not need to earn 40 points to stay up. Bournemouth, Nottingham Forest and Everton beat the drop last season without reaching 40 points. A number of clubs could do the same this season – perhaps even the same clubs.West Brom set a record when they stayed up with just 34 points in the 2004-05 season. They beat Portsmouth 2-0 on the final day of the campaign, pulling off the greatest of escapes and consigning Southampton, Norwich and Crystal Palace to relegation. That total remains the fewest earned by a side that has avoided relegation. It could be challenged this season. Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian