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EPL stats: Which clubs have lost the maximum number of matches in Premier League history?

It goes without saying that Premier League is the most difficult league in all of Europe. The English top flight might not be known for its technical brilliance, however, the quality on display in the division is fearsome. With plenty of money being invested in the league, clubs are able to spend big in transfer windows by acquiring quality international players. This increases the competition level of the league. There are no easy matches in the division, as the clubs have to work hard even against teams sitting at the bottom half of the table.

Not to mention that the game is also being played at a breath-taking speed in the division. The ball keeps moving from one end of the pitch to another quickly, making it an exciting watch for the supporters. Add to it the physical style of play, which makes it difficult for any side to dominate the 50-50 battles. As a result, some players struggle to deal with such an approach. In order to survive in the division, clubs must have the right mix of players capable of handling such demands. However, not every club is capable of doing it.

Which club has lost the most number of matches in Premier League era?

The club that has lost the maximum number of matches in Premier League history is Everton. The blue half of Merseyside has been an ever-present in the division. However, it does not necessarily mean that they have been doing well in the league. Everton have often stayed in mid-table positions and at times have punched above their weights to reach European football. However, there have been several occasions when they have found themselves on the wrong side of the table and have simply fought to remain in the division.

This inconsistent approach has been the reason behind Everton not establishing themselves as a heavyweight in the league. They have lost 431 times in the Premier League history till now – the most in the division. Followed closely at the second spot is West Ham United. The London club are not far behind at 425. They have also been unable to consistently maintain their place at the top half of the table and as a result have had several inconsistent campaigns.

Which big clubs have a place in this list?

Third in the list is Aston Villa with 400 defeats to their name in the Premier League history. Villa have been another strange club in the division, who have had their memorable highs and unbelievable lows. Among others, Newcastle United have suffered 392 defeats, while Tottenham Hotspur have lost 381 times. Defending league champions Manchester City and Merseyside giants Liverpool also have a place in the list. Check out the table below to find out which clubs have lost the maximum number of matches in Premier League era.

SL No.ClubLosses
1Everton431
2West Ham United425
3Aston Villa400
4Southampton393
5Newcastle United392
6Tottenham Hotspur381
7Sunderland296
8Manchester City283
9Liverpool270
10Fulham268

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