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EPL stats: Which clubs have hit the woodwork the most in Premier League this season?

It does not get closer than to hit the woodwork of a goalpost for any attacking side. In a league such as the English top flight, the challenge is already massive to break down a packed well-oriented defence. Keeping that in mind, it becomes heart-breaking for any team to strike the post after navigating their way through an opposition defence. There is also nothing more painful for a player than to strike the frame of the goal. Let us take a look at the clubs that have hit the woodwork the most number of times in Premier League this season.

Which club has hit the woodwork the most in 2022-23 Premier League season?

The team that has rattled the woodwork the most number of times in the Premier League this campaign is Aston Villa and Newcastle United. They have each struck the woodwork a total of 18 times. Both clubs are enjoying inspired seasons by outperforming their expectations. After going through a torrid start to the campaign, which saw Villa sack former manager Steven Gerrard, they have been a team on the rise. It is all thanks to their manager Unai Emery.

Under his guidance, the club has moved away from possible relegation fear to currently fighting for European places. It is an incredible transformation within a span of few months by Emery and his coaching staff. Likewise, Eddie Howe deserves plenty of credit for turning Newcastle United into a real force. At one point last season, they were battling relegation and now they are favourites to finish in Champions League places. Howe has to be praised for making Newcastle one of the most consistent teams in the league.

Where do the heavyweights rank?

Liverpool are next up in the list, level on places with Fulham in this table. They both have hit the woodwork 15 times each. Notably, they both have experienced contrasting seasons this time around. Fulham have done really well to be where they are and have clearly punched above their weights. The same cannot be said for Liverpool, who are languishing closer to mid-table positions. Out of all the cup competitions, it would need a miracle for Jurgen Klopp’s side to even finish in the top four positions.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have hit the woodwork 14 times and Tottenham Hotspur have done the same on 13 occasions. Current Premier League leaders Arsenal, defending champions Manchester City and their neighbours Manchester United have struck the woodwork 12 times each. Bournemouth have hit the woodwork the least number of times with four this campaign. Find out more about the clubs that has rattled the woodwork the most in 2022-23 Premier League season.

SL No.ClubEPL PositionWoodwork
1Aston Villa618
2Newcastle United318
3Fulham915
4Liverpool715
5Chelsea1114
6Tottenham Hotspur513
7West Ham United1313
8Arsenal112
9Manchester City212
10Manchester United412
11Leicester City1711
12Brentford1010
13Crystal Palace1210
14Brighton & Hove Albion89
15Nottingham Forest199
16Southampton209
17Leeds United166
18Wolverhampton Wanderers146
19Everton185
20Bournemouth154

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