Chelsea bought the fruit by spending more than 100 million pounds
|Lesley Ugochukwu of Chelsea is treated for injury during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea FC at Molineux on December 24, 2023 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom(Image-Getty)
American billionaire Todd Bowley bought Chelsea in May last year. After that, he poured more than 100 million pounds into the transfer market to increase the strength of the squad. If you believe the popular saying 'money doesn't matter' without keeping up to date with the club at Stamford Bridge, you'd think that Chelsea must be turning the ball around. It is! If, say, out of the 20 teams playing in the English Premier League, no other team has lost more league matches than Chelsea in 2023—then? Then, of course, it may seem that money is not everything!
No other team in the English Premier League has lost more matches than Chelsea in 2023, according to football statistics-related 'X' account 'Squaka'. "Transfermarket" informs, even if the information is correct, Chelsea is not alone in this record of shame. The matter can be explained a little more. Chelsea have lost 19 matches in the Premier League in 2023. In the same period, there are three other Premier League clubs who have lost the same 19 matches as Chelsea - Bournemouth, Fulham and Nottingham Forest. In other words, in 2023, no team in the Premier League has lost more matches than Chelsea; However, this list of highest rates is not exclusive to one member.
The overall picture can be found if the win-loss statistics of these four teams are explained a little more. Chelsea topped the list of the highest defeats in 2023 with a 2-1 defeat at Wolves' ground in the Premier League last night. It was Chelsea's 41st league match this year. 10 wins, 12 draws and 19 losses for Chelsea in 41 matches. They are tenth in the league table this season. Bournemouth, two places below them, have won more than Chelsea in 2023 with 38 matches played. 13 wins, 6 draws and 19 losses. Fulham played 39 matches. The club, who are next to Bournemouth in the league table (13th), have lost 19 matches against 14 wins and 6 draws.
Nottingham Forest, who rocked European football in the late seventies and early eighties, are in a miserable position in the league table this season. The 18th-placed club is just one step away from the relegation zone. Nottingham, who won the European Cup (Champions League) twice in a row in 1979 and 1980, played 40 matches this year. 9 wins along with 12 draws and 19 losses. However, Chelsea, Fulham, Bournemouth and Nottingham still have 2 matches left this year. Everton lost 18 games in 39 matches this year.
There is also the question of which of the Premier League teams have lost the fewest matches in the competition this year. Can say, who is Manchester City!
The answer is correct, but not completely. And it's the same with Chelsea - City aren't the only team to have lost the fewest matches in the Premier League this year. Liverpool also lost 6 matches equal to Pep Guardiola's team. Arsenal lost 7 matches and Aston Villa lost 8. Only these four teams in the Premier League have not allowed their losses to reach double digits this year. However, City is on top of all in the number of match wins. Last season's 'treble' winners got 27 wins in 39 matches. Aston Villa are second with 25 wins in 40 matches. Arsenal are third with 24 wins in their equal matches.
City have the most points in the Premier League this year in terms of points. Guardiola's team picked up 87 points. Aston Villa is second with 82 points and Arsenal is third in this list with 81 points. City is ahead in goal scoring this year as well. Citizens scored 90 goals. In contrast, 37 goals have been digested. No other team in the Premier League has been able to take home 90 goals this year. Arsenal scored the second highest with 84 goals. Liverpool is third in this list with 79 goals and Brighton, who is ranked ninth in the league table this season, has risen to fourth with 78 goals. However, Brighton's goal post was also a 'chicking gap' this year - the club conceded 60 goals.
According to football statistics-focused 'X' account 'Opta Joe', three teams in Europe's top five leagues have lost more matches than Chelsea this calendar year. La Liga club Almeria have lost 24 matches. Bundesliga team Werder Bremen has lost 20 matches. Italian Serie A side Empoli have lost the same 20 matches as Bremen.