Liverpool next? Ranking the easiest title wins in Premier League history

first_img 6 AFP Getty Images – Getty Man United – 1999/2000 – Won by 18 pointsThey may have been forced to sign three goalkeepers across the season – Mark Bosnich, Massimo Taibi, and Fabien Barthez – but they still romped to the title.It was a fantastic follow up to the Treble as they lost just three times and scored a stunning 97 goals.They were so good in attack that three different players scored hat-tricks – Andy Cole, Paul Scholes, and Dwight Yorke.If they had the right shot-stopper between the sticks, they could easily have gone unbeaten and in better style than Arsenal’s Invincibles. 6 AFP and licensors Chelsea (2004/05) – Won by 12 pointsJose Mourinho arrived at Chelsea with a swagger and arrogance which hadn’t been seen in the Premier League before – and his team reflected his character.The Blues overcame Manchester United in his first league game in charge and lost just one match all season.They amassed 95 points – then a Premier League record – and remarkably only conceded 15 goals.Mourinho led Chelsea to their first title in 50 years and it was sealed by a Frank Lampard brace at Bolton in late April. 6 AFP or licensors Getty Images – Getty Man City (2017/18) – Won by 19 pointsPep Guardiola’s rampant side did what no other team has done before and amassed 100 points.‘The Centurions’ won the league by a whopping 19 points – another record – and also recorded the most wins in the competition’s history.Sergio Aguero netted 21 league goals, while Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sané also got double figures.Many now regard this team as the greatest team in Premier League history – and it’s hard to disagree with the claim. Man United (2012/13) – Won by 11 pointsSir Alex Ferguson didn’t have the most flashy, star-studded team but the signing of Robin van Persie was all that was needed to make them title winners.Ferguson knew he needed to sign someone who would score goals and he did that, with the Dutchman netting a 26 goals to scoop the Golden Boot and the Player of the Season accolade.The Red Devils won the league title by 11 points – which was a remarkable achievement given the little resources available to the legendary manager at the beginning of the season.The title victory would be Ferguson’s last in management – and arguably his greatest achievement. 6center_img The season is only eight matches old but Liverpool fans all over the country are struggling to contain their excitement that this could actually be their year.Jurgen Klopp’s men are already eight points clear of Manchester City and, despite it being very early on in the campaign, the Reds have a great chance of claiming their first title in almost three decades. Arsenal went the whole season unbeaten in the 2003/04 season Ferguson won the title in his last season in charge Man United celebrate in style Getty – Contributor Man City smashed all sorts of records under Guardiola Chelsea conceded just 15 goals in Moutinho’s first season 6 Last season, Liverpool remarkably amassed 97 points but were still pipped to the Premier League crown by City.Having won eight out of eight matches so far they will know that any dropped points at all will give their title rivals a chance to get back into the race.In light of Liverpool’s storming start, talkSPORT.com has identified five other Premier League champions who have blitzed the division and made winning the title seem like a walk in the park…Arsenal (2003/04) – Won by 11 pointsThe Gunners became the first side in Premier League history to go unbeaten and this feat doesn’t look like it will be repeated anytime soon.Arsene Wenger’s men trailed Manchester United going into into 2004, but after a win over Aston Villa, the Red Devils suffered a shock defeat to Wolves and Arsenal moved to the top of the table.And that’s where they stayed, eventually winning the title by 11 points with French striker Thierry Henry winning the Golden Boot, having found the net 25 times. 6 Will Klopp deliver the title at Anfield this season? last_img read more