5 Worst Ever Teams in Premier League History
Since it's launch in 1992 there have been 45 clubs to grace the Premier League; some have fared a lot better than others.
Relegation is part and parcel of English football, and every year three teams face the dreaded drop to the Championship.
However there have been five teams over the last 18 years that have been so bad it is difficult to understand how they ever got to the Premier league in the first place.
Here are the very worst...
5) Leicester City 2001-2
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After a disastrous start to the season, Peter Taylor was fired after just two months and replaced by Dave Bassett— it didn't get much better.
Five wins and 20 losses at an average of 0.74 points per game was never going to get them into the Champions League places and they were relegated by April.
The Foxes certainly did not live up to their name, and at one stage went winless for four months.
Mickey Adams became the third manager in the season when he took over just before relegation was confirmed.
They finished with 28 points from 38 games.
4) Swindon Town 2003-4
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Swindon promised to entertain the Premier League following their shock promotion to the Premier League back in 1993. One year later, they had set plenty of new records for all the wrong reasons.
They were relegated by April and have never returned to the top flight since.
After losing then player manager Glen Hoddle to Chelsea, John Gorman was left with the task of keeping the club in the division - he failed spectacularly.
Compared to Brazil for their playing style, they produced plenty of entertaining moments and scored a respectable 47 goals in the season. Unfortunately, they conceded 100 - an unwanted record that still stands today.
They spent the whole season rock bottom and will be remembered fondly by the strikers at every other club.
3) Watford 1999-2000
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Ex-England manager Graham Taylor was at the helm for this disastrous campaign.
Things looked so promising after early wins against Liverpool and Chelsea but it proved a false dawn as The Hornets only managed six wins compared with 26 losses!
The club were relegated with then-lowest total points in Premier League history.
Many observers predicted Watford to stabilise after their relegation and return again the following year — they didn't.
They averaged 0.63 points per game.
2) Sunderland 2005-6
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Too good for the Championship, definitely not good enough for the Premier League.
They managed 15 points all season only winning three games, one at home.
Anthony Le Tallec was the club's top scorer with three goals as the Black Cats crashed out of the division in spectacular fashion.
Then manager Mick McCarthy failed to last the season with the final straw being a 4-1 loss to derby-rivals Newcastle United.
They lost 29 of 38 games averaging just 0.38 points per match.
1) Derby County 2007-8
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Three Chairmen, two managers, and just ONE win all season makes Derby County's 2007-8 Premier League campaign the worst ever.
Promoted following a play-off win over West Brom, Derby did not make funds available for new transfers and that ultimately cost The Rams their place in the division before it had even begun.
They were officially relegated on 29 March making them the only club in Premier League history to be relegated in March.
They also accumulated the league's lowest ever points total with 11 at an average of just 0.32 points per game following an astonishing 25 defeats from 34 games.
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