10 worst Premier League sides ever after Norwich’s Chelsea thumping

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Chelsea’s emphatic 7-0 win over Norwich City on Saturday at Stamford Bridge means Daniel Farke’s side have just two points from their first nine games of the season, putting them on course for one of the Premier League's most humiliating records.

The Canaries look destined to make another swift return to the Championship following their abysmal start, which has seen them score a measly two goals and concede 23, leaving them with a goal difference of -21 already.

Time is also running out for Farke too, with the German boss now looking over his shoulder following their biggest defeat of the season

But Norwich are not the only team to have started the season in such bad shape. In fact, there are some sides who have fared even worse in the top flight.

With that in mind, Daily Star Sport takes a look at the 10 worst teams in Premier League history…

Derby County (2007-08) – Points: 11, Goal Difference: -69

The award for the single worst team in Premier League history goes to Derby County after their horrendous season in the top flight.

The Rams registered just 11 points in total and managed just one league victory against Newcastle in their 38 games.

Billy Davies was sacked by November and Paul Jewell came in to replace him, but there was nothing either of them could do to prevent Derby from breaking the unwanted record.

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Sunderland (2005-06) – Points: 15, Goal Difference: -43

When you set a landmark as bad as Sunderland did in 2005-06, many fans thought they would have been carrying it around with them for a long time.

However, they were relieved when Derby took their unwanted record away two seasons later. But holding it for two years would have, at least, felt a lot longer than it was.

The Black Cats managed just three wins and scored just 26 times, compared to the 69 they conceded at the other end.

Sunderland ended the campaign 15 points behind 19th placed West Brom and 23 adrift of Portsmouth in 17th.

Huddersfield – (2018-19) – Points: 16, Goal Difference: -54

Huddersfield’s second season in the Premier League was a classic case of ‘second season syndrome.’

After David Wagner had worked minor miracles to keep the Terriers up in their first season in the Premier League, they blew it the second time around.

The Yorkshire outfit never looked like saving themselves and were relegated by March with just 16 points, after only taking five points in the league post-Christmas.

Aston Villa – (2015-16) – Points: 17, Goal Difference: -49

After having lost Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph the previous summer to Liverpool and Manchester City respectively, Villa were always going to be up against it.

Tim Sherwood’s first full campaign as Villa boss ended in him being sacked by October, while Remi Garde lasted until March.

Villa ended the campaign with caretaker boss Eric Black in charge knowing it was too late to save themselves, and down they went with just 17 points, 22 worse than Sunderland in 17th.

Sunderland – (2015-16) – Points: 19, Goal Difference: -44

It’s bad enough featuring once on this list, let alone twice.

Sunderland did almost as badly as they did in 2006, only this time they managed to gain four more points.

Three managers, 15 consecutive defeats and just four wins later for the entire season and they were back in the second tier.

Norwich – (2019-20) – Points: 21, Goal Difference: -49

While Norwich have not yet made it here twice, they could well plummet to the bottom of the pile if their current form continues.

It had all begun so well, with two wins in their opening five league games, but things quickly turned sour for the Canaries.

Finishing bottom was almost to be expected given their lack of spending in the summer window.

While Farke’s side played attractive football at times, they never looked capable of staying up, although they got back in the Premier League at the first attempt.

Sheffield United – (2020-21) – Points: 23, Goal Difference: -43

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In the season that seemed to breezepast in an instant as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Chris Wilder’s side recorded one of the lowest totals in Premier League history.

It’s hard to believe that the Blades could do such a thing given they finished ninth in the previous campaign, but true it is.

The Blades, like so many, also fell victim to a shoddy second campaign after setting a new Premier League record of failing to win a game in their opening 17 matches.

Watford – (1999-00) – Points: 24, Goal Difference: -42

After back-to-back promotions under Graham Taylor, Watford were way out of their comfort zone in the Premier League.

The Hornets would go on to win just five league games, despite causing a few upsets by beating the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea along the way.

With just 24 points, Watford set the Premier League’s lowest-ever points total… for a few seasons at least.

Sunderland – (2016-17) – Points: 24, Goal Difference: -40

Sunderland clearly weren’t satisfied with only being in the Premier League record books for the lowest number of points twice.

After Sam Allardyce had left for the England job, David Moyes was faced with the difficult task of keeping the Black Cats in the division.

But it proved to be a stretch too far for Moyes and Sunderland, who were forced to wait for their first league win until March and were relegated by April.

Not even 15 league goals from Jermain Defoe could save them.

Fulham – (2018-19) – Points: 26, Goal Difference: -47

Despite splashing the cash on more than £100million worth of talent, it all went so horribly wrong for Fulham and Slavisa Jokanovic.

Fulham conceded a mouth-watering 81 goals in total and sifted through three managers in Jokanovic, Claudio Ranieri and Scott Parker.

But there was nothing that any of them could do, Fulham were gone and ended up ten points off survival.

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