It is an art to score goals from freekicks. Not every player is capable of doing it on a consistent basis. Hence, clubs try to get those players who are capable of not only scoring goals but making the team a threat from set pieces. Some clubs are very good in achieving that hence the opposition will be careful not to concede fouls in their defensive third. In this article, we will take a look at the teams that have scored the maximum number of goals from freekicks in the Premier League history.
Which clubs have scored the most goals from freekicks?
There are multiple teams sharing the top spot on this elite list. Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United have all scored 33 goals each from freekicks in the Premier League era, as per the premierleague.com (some stats are only available since 2006-07 season). All three clubs have been a major force in the league at various points over the last few decades. Chelsea rose to prominence in mid-2000s and have since been a side to fear. They have had several set-piece specialists hence it is no surprise to see them at the top of this list.
Manchester City’s dominance started about a decade ago and since then City have been a team to keep an eye out for. In this short period, they have undoubtedly been the most successful side in the division. City’s dominance has not just been limited to the domestic success but it has also translated to impressive performances in Europe. They are currently the defending champions in Premier League and Champions League.
Meanwhile, Manchester United are the most successful side in the history of the Premier League. No side in the English top flight has enjoyed similar success as the Red Devils over the last few decades. It has all been thanks to former manager Sir Alex Ferguson. He has been the reason behind United enjoying unprecedented success in the division. However, the Red Devils have struggled to replicate that same level since Ferguson’s departure.
Liverpool are not far behind
Liverpool have scored a total of 30 goals from freekicks in the Premier League era. The Reds have always been a side to fear in the division but they were not able to challenge the big boys for long periods. However, Jurgen Klopp has did well to change that in recent years. Read the table below to know more about the clubs that have scored the maximum number of goals from freekicks in Premier League history.
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