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The worst home records in Premier League history

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Brighton spent 14 long years without a home until the Amex Stadium opened in 2011. But this season the Seagulls have struggled to deliver results on their own ground.

Nine games in 2020/21, Brighton are winless at home and have just five points to show themselves at Amex. Sheffield United, which are the worst side in Premier League history at this point in the season, are the only other club not yet to win a single home game.

As it stands, Brighton have taken 0.55 points per game at home, while Sheffield United have averaged just 0.13 points at home so far. West Brom have won at least one home game this season, though they too are averaging 0.55 points per game on their own field.

The following 14 clubs have all registered 19 points at home in the season shown. In a 38-game season that equates to an average of one point per game at home, but Swindon in 1993/94 actually played 21 home games because the Premier League had 22 clubs before 1995.

Swindon (1993/94) – 22nd (relegated)
Bolt (1995/96) – 20th (relegated)
Charlton (1998/99) – 18th (relegated)
Watford (1999/00) – 20th (relegated)
Bradford (2000/01) – 20th (relegated)
Coventry (2000/01) – 19th (relegated)
Derby (2001/02) – 19th (relegated)
Blackburn (2003/04) – 15th (survived)
Leicester (2003/04) – 18th (relegated)
Wigan (2006/07) – 17th (survived)
Blackburn (2011/12) – 19th (relegated)
Aston Villa (2011/12) – 16th (survived)
Burnley (2014/15) – 19th (relegated)
Southampton (2017/18) – 17th (survived)

Nine clubs in Premier League history have won 18 points at home in one season. That number includes Portsmouth in 2009/10, although they were deducted from 10 points in total after taking office.

Ipswich (1994/95) – 22nd (relegated)
Nottingham Forest (1996/97) – 20th (relegated)
Watford (2006/07) – 20th (relegated)
Portsmouth (2009/10) * – 20th (relegated)
Wigan (2012/13) – 18th (relegated)
Fulham (2013/14) – 19th (relegated)
Sunderland (2013/14) – 14th (survived)
Middlesbrough (2016/17) – 19th (relegated)
West Brom (2017/18) – 20th (relegated)

Points per home game: 0.84
Total points: 30
Final position in the league: 20th (relegated)

Nottingham Forest took just 16 points from the City field in 1998/99, contributing to their second relegation in three years.

Points per home game: 0.84
Total points: 28
Final position in the league: 20th (relegated)

Leicester dropped out of the Premier League with a moan in 2001/02, finishing 12 points adrift of safety in their final year at Filbert Street.

Points per home game: 0.84
Total points: 36
Final position in the league: 18th (relegated)

Bolton’s longest spell in the Premier League ended in 2011/12 and they have not returned since. But they were better off far from home.

Points per home game: 0.79
Total points: 34
Final position in the league: 18th (relegated)

Less than a decade before Sheikh Mansour’s billions kicked in, Manchester City were relegated to their first high-flying season since 1996.

Points per home game: 0.79
Total points: 21
Final position in the league: 20th (relegated)

Norwich got the vast majority of their points at home in a season where naivety and inexperience were their great weakness.

Points per home game: 0.74
Total points: 26
Final position in the league: 19th (relegated)

West Brom’s first stint as a Premier League club lasted no more than a season in 2002/03, although they weren’t the worst club that year.

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Hull’s away form kept them in place in 2008/09 | Christopher Lee / Getty Images

Points per home game: 0.74
Total points: 35
Final position in the league: 17th (survived)

Hull only managed three home wins in 2008/09, his very first top-flight season, but did enough to stay put.

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QPR played 16 games without a win to start 2012/13 | GLYN KIRK / Getty Images

Points per home game: 0.74
Total points: 25
Final position in the league: 20th (relegated)

QPR fans waited for the 17th game of the 2012/13 campaign before seeing their team win for the first time this season.

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Sunderland couldn’t escape in 2016/17 | Stu Forster / Getty Images

Points per home game: 0.74
Total points: 24
Final position in the league: 20th (relegated)

After several years of narrow escapes and late surges to safety, Sunderland finally ditched the ghost as a Premier League club in 2016/17.

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Wolves burned out as a top club in 2011/12 | Jamie McDonald / Getty Images

Points per home game: 0.63
Total points: 25
Final position in the league: 20th (relegated)

Wolves took less than half of their point total at Molineux in 2011/12 and that helped end their three-year stay in the Premier League.

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Crystal Palace was really good in 1997/98 | Phil Cole / Getty Images

Points per home game: 0.58
Total points: 33
Final position in the league: 20th (relegated)

Strangely enough, Palace’s first six Premier League wins in 1997/98 were far from home. They didn’t win at Selhurst Park that season until mid-April.

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Sunderland was the first to miss 20 points in total | Ross Kinnaird / Getty Images

Points per home game: 0.58
Total points: 19
Final position in the league: 20th (relegated)

The 2002/03 season saw Sunderland set a new Premier League record with the lowest points on record, failing to reach 20 for the first time.

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Aston Villa disappointed with poor recruitment in 2015/16 | Stephen Pond / Getty Images

Points per home game: 0.58
Total points: 17
Final position in the league: 20th (relegated)

Aston Villa have been dismal in 2015/16, having spent a lot in the transfer market with mostly inexperienced and unprepared players.

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Huddersfield collapsed in 2018/19 | Jan Kruger / Getty Images

Points per home game: 0.47
Total points: 16
Final position in the league: 20th (relegated)

Surviving against all odds in the Premier League in 2017/18, Huddersfield failed to secure double points at home in 2018/19.

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Derby have obtained almost all of their 2007/08 points at home | PAUL ELLIS / Getty Images

Points per home game: 0.42
Total points: 11
Final position in the league: 20th (relegated)

Despite being the worst team in Premier League history to date, Derby in 2007/08 surprisingly did not have the worst home record.

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Sunderland have lost 14 home matches in the Premier League in 2005/06 | Laurence Griffiths / Getty Images

Points per home game: 0.37
Total points: 15
Final position in the league: 20th (relegated)

The all-time low bar for home points in a Premier League season is a skinny seven set by Sunderland in 2005/06 – one win, four draws, 14 losses.

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