Firstly of this decade, Manchester United had been Premier League champions, Portsmouth had been in the head flight, Frank Lampard used to be a Chelsea player and the document switch rate paid by a British club used to be £32.5m.
A lot has came about since.
The Premier League trophy is quiet held by a Manchester club – but it is some distance in the fingers of City, who safe averaged a share of silverware a three hundred and sixty five days since 2010. Portsmouth are in League One, following three relegations and a promotion. Lampard is now Blues manager. And Paul Pogba’s chase to Manchester United has added bigger than £50m to the document switch rate that used to be space by Robinho’s change to Etihad Stadium.
A total of three,802 video games were played, 10,461 aspects earned, 10,392 goals scored and bigger than £10bn spent by high-flight clubs on gamers in pursuit of largely unrealised glory.
Because the 2010s plot to a shut, BBC Sport casts an spy abet to identify the foremost names and numbers and paint a statistical image of the past 10 years of the Premier League.
Man City upward thrust to prominence
|Who acquired what in England?|
|Premier League||FA Cup||League Cup|
|2010-eleven||Manchester United||Manchester City||Birmingham City|
|2012-13||Manchester United||Wigan Athletic||Swansea City|
|2013-14||Manchester City||Arsenal||Manchester City|
|2015-sixteen||Leicester City||Manchester United||Manchester City|
|2017-18||Manchester City||Chelsea||Manchester City|
|2018-19||Manchester City||Manchester City||Manchester City|
It has been an increasing number of Manchester City’s decade on the pitch.
The Blues entered the last decade having not acquired the head-flight title since 1968 and without a primary trophy since 1976, but with severely enhanced prospects following the 2008 takeover of the club by the mega-smartly to assign Abu Dhabi United Community.
They lifted the FA Cup in the first corpulent season of the 2010s and safe veritably ever regarded abet, winning the first of their four Premier League titles in 2012 under Roberto Mancini, the 2nd under Manuel Pellegrini in 2014 and also in the past two seasons with Pep Guardiola responsible.
Of the past six foremost domestic trophies on offer – Premier League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup – City safe claimed five of them, only failing to raise the 2018 FA Cup.
On the opposite hand, while they’re going to shut the last decade as champions, they’re going to not close it on high of the table, with leaders Liverpool 14 aspects sure of them – and 13 above 2nd-placed Leicester City.
The principle opponents to City’s 2010s success are Chelsea, who acquired the double in the first three hundred and sixty five days of the last decade and added five more trophies over the following nine.
Diversified groups had major moments – Sir Alex Ferguson would shut his glittering Manchester United reign with two more Premier League crowns in 2011 and 2013, while Leicester panicked all individuals to pause arguably primarily the most extraordinary league triumph of all of them in 2015-sixteen.
The Foxes had been one among only four sides rather then Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United to raise a primary domestic trophy all over the 2010s. Wigan, Birmingham and Swansea had been the others, and all of them suffered for his or her temerity with relegation to the Championship.
There used to be also success in Europe for English clubs – Chelsea (2012) and Liverpool (2019) acquired the Champions League, while the Blues (2013 and 2019) and Manchester United (2017) acquired the Europa League.
Manchester City’s dominance is mirrored in the total Premier League table of the 2010s. They sit high, are the one facet to safe earned bigger than two aspects per sport and safe an unmatched hold share of sixty five.88%.
Their Three-zero hold at Arsenal on Sunday took their aim distinction to 503, with 845 goals scored – A hundred thirty bigger than nearest opponents Chelsea and Liverpool.
|Total Premier League table of the last decade|
|Manchester City||381||251||sixty five||sixty four||503||818||2.147|
|Manchester United||380||220||87||seventy three||313||740||1.966|
|Liverpool||379||206||ninety two||eighty one||314||710||1.873|
|Leicester City||210||86||Forty nine||seventy five||31||307||1.462|
|Southampton||286||ninety four||eighty one||111||-24||363||1.269|
|Stoke City||323||Ninety nine||ninety four||A hundred thirty||-102||391||1.211|
|Crystal Palace||248||eighty one||fifty three||114||-60||296||1.194|
|West Ham||341||104||Ninety one||146||-a hundred and one||403||1.182|
|West Brom||304||eighty five||87||132||-ninety||342||1.100 twenty five|
|Wolves||151||Forty two||Forty two||sixty seven||-sixty three||168||1.113|
|Blackburn Rovers||ninety four||27||22||45||-Forty two||103||1.096|
|Bolton Wanderers||Ninety six||28||19||Forty nine||-50||103||1.073|
|Watford||172||50||38||Eighty four||-seventy nine||188||1.093|
|Burnley||a hundred ninety||fifty three||Forty two||95||-ninety eight||201||1.058|
|Brighton||95||24||27||45||-Forty nine||Ninety nine||1.042|
|Wigan Athletic||133||33||39||61||-eighty five||138||1.038|
|Sunderland||284||sixty nine||Eighty four||131||-100 twenty five||291||1.025|
|Birmingham City||fifty six||12||21||23||-32||Fifty seven||1.018|
|Aston Villa||266||sixty four||seventy five||127||-a hundred and fifty five||267||1.004|
|Norwich City||172||Forty two||45||eighty five||-111||171||zero.994|
|Cardiff City||76||17||13||forty six||-sixty nine||sixty four||zero.842|
|QPR||114||22||26||66||-Eighty four||ninety two||zero.807|
|Huddersfield Town||76||12||17||forty seven||-Eighty four||fifty three||zero.697|
There are few surprises at the bottom, where Huddersfield – one among eight sides clocking in with not as much as a level per sport – prop up the rest. The Terriers’ disastrous 2nd season in the head flight largely undermined all the proper they did in their first.
Steady above them are two sides that lasted right a season every – Middlesbrough and Reading – and Portsmouth, whose relegation at the head of the 2009-10 season used to be right a model of the further pains to procedure abet for them.
Six into four can also not chase
The last decade began with a ‘huge four’ – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United – but it ends with a ‘huge six’, with Manchester City and Tottenham pulling up a chair to sit down down at the head table.
The recognition of this crew is borne out in the total table, with a sizeable gap in aspects earned per sport between them and Everton in seventh, while they are the one groups with a aim distinction in credit score to the tune of three figures all over the last decade.
Interestingly, and presumably a stamp of the rising disparity in England’s high division, only Everton, Leicester and Sheffield United join the head six in having a determined aim distinction – even supposing the Blades safe only played 20 video games.
The reality only one club can hold the title, and four qualify for the Champions League, has ended in a couple almighty jockeying for popularity amongst the nation’s premier six sides over the past 10 years.
And there are a few necessary strands to capture at.
City’s aspects-per-sport upward thrust over the last decade is nearly the inverse of Manchester opponents United’s tumble, with the latter steadily dropping from an close-of-Ferguson-technology excessive and the former building to a Guardiola-inspired high.
There used to be a primary tussle for superiority in north London. In the first seven closing tables of the last decade, Arsenal accomplished above Tottenham – and by only one popularity in the first four.
Nonetheless the past three seasons safe seen a Spurs resurgence, culminating in them sneaking sooner than the Gunners by right zero.007 aspects per sport over the total 10 years.
Most stylish Premier League leaders Liverpool’s running aspects-per-sport total dropped as diminutive as 1.489 at the head of 2011-12, sooner than Sir Kenny Dalglish made procedure for Brendan Rodgers as manager.
Below Rodgers, and especially his successor, Jurgen Klopp, the Reds’ aspects-per-sport tally has improved severely to 1.873. And their dazzling fabricate over their first 19 suits of this season has seen them claim a popularity in the head four with right a few video games of the last decade to head.
With Manchester City primarily the most winning facet of the last decade, it is some distance not any shock to fetch one among their chief architects topping the manager charts.
Guardiola, winner of 20 foremost trophies in his occupation – collectively with five in England – can add an further (albeit minor) feather to his cap, courtesy of an unrivalled high-flight hold share of 74.sixty three% and aspects per-sport haul of 2.366.
Few other bosses procedure shut, with Ferguson’s sixty nine.70% hold share and just a few.273 aspects per sport the following very best.
Klopp is third on the record, having moved narrowly sooner than former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte in the last few video games of the last decade.
Arsene Wenger managed in primarily the most video games all over the 2010s (323 for Arsenal) and claimed primarily the most aspects (608), but his document leaves him eighth in the total aspects-per-sport record of these to were in charged for a minimum of a season’s value of suits, in the abet of the aforementioned managers and a trio of title-winning bosses – Mancini, Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho.
The underside of the total record is populated with a host of managers who didn’t clock up a season’s value of video games, collectively with rotten figures comparable to Pepe Mel, who took right 15 aspects from his 17 video games as West Brom boss, Remi Garde, who managed right 12 aspects from 20 video games at Villa, and terrible Jan Siewert, who accumulated only five aspects from his 15 video games at Huddersfield.
On the opposite hand, Siewert is spared being bottom of the pile by Frank de Boer, who didn’t hold a single point at Palace sooner than his four-sport stint as boss used to be ended.
Of the managers to safe taken charge of a minimum of a season’s value of video games, Avram Grant (with Portsmouth and West Ham) has the dishonour of possessing the worst hold share this decade (right 18.18%), which is ever so a diminutive worse than one other Huddersfield boss, David Wagner (18.33%), and Alex McLeish (19.sixty four% from his stints at midlands opponents Birmingham and Aston Villa).
Grant did assemble marginally more aspects per sport than Wagner, although – zero.855 to zero.eight – with Neil Warnock (QPR and Cardiff) ending the bottom three on zero.892.
Jordan, James and Jamie
Jordan Henderson has been unduly maligned at a quantity of junctures in his occupation, but he can also merely quiet be doing one thing factual attributable to he has played more Premier League video games than any other player in the 2010s – 308 of them for Sunderland and then Liverpool.
There could be barely a sport in it, although, with Henderson’s Reds crew-mate and former Aston Villa and Manchester City midfielder James Milner clocking up 307 video games, all over which he has potentially played in every popularity with the exception of goalkeeper.
Unsurprisingly, three keepers produce manufacture the head 10 – Ben Foster, David de Gea and Petr Cech – with only one man on the record, Manchester City midfielder David Silva, what that you have to also describe as an attacking player.
Foster’s 306 video games safe integrated a decade-excessive 996 saves, Cech has kept primarily the most tremendous sheets – 107 in his 274 suits – while Silva has some distance and away primarily the most assists (89 – 27 bigger than next-very best Christian Eriksen) and probabilities created (his 768 thoroughly eclipsing the 595 fashioned by 2nd-placed Eden Hazard).
The leading goalscorer chart for the last decade gifts few surprises – with Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero out entrance, adopted by Tottenham’s Harry Kane. Wayne Rooney and Romelu Lukaku are the opposite two with over 100 high-flight goals in the 2010s.
Of all the gamers on this record, Jamie Vardy has presumably primarily the most exciting interior most chronicle.
He began the last decade playing for Stocksbridge Park Steels in the Northern Premier League – the seventh tier of English football – but ends it because the leading goalscorer in the head flight this season, and having earned 26 England caps and a Premier League winners’ medal.
He’ll also emerge from the 2010s with the strongest statistical claim to being primarily the most lethal striker in England, possessing an unmatched high-flight conversion charge of 23.Three%.
Vardy’s nearest opponents, and the one two other gamers to safe 50 goals to their title and a conversion charge above 20%? Aguero? Nope. Kane? Nah. Make a selection up a bow… Javier Hernandez and Diego Costa.
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Because the amount of tv revenue spent on Premier League rights has dramatically risen, so has the spending by high-flight clubs.
The three-three hundred and sixty five days domestic and international broadcasting affords struck in 2010 had been value an estimated £Three.2bn. The most contemporary affords, which started in August 2019 and can merely close in 2022, are anticipated to interrupt the £9bn barrier.
It just will not be any shock then that clubs safe ploughed this money into gamers they hope will retain them where the money is at, regularly unsuccessfully. For every Virgil van Dijk there is an Andy Carroll.
For the sake of comparability, the blended switch windows (both sooner than and all over the season) for 2009-10 noticed £480m spent by clubs, in accordance to knowledge equipped by Deloitte’s Sports Industry Community. Ten seasons on, the summer season window alone comprised over £1.4bn value of affords.
As previously mentioned, Robinho’s £32.5m chase to Manchester City used to be the document incoming switch in English football history firstly of the last decade.
The first £50m chase came when Fernando Torres left Liverpool to join Chelsea in January 2011. This rate used to be surpassed in August 2014 when Manchester United paid Staunch Madrid £59.7m for forward Angel di Maria.
United topped the lot in August 2016, although, after they spent a then world document rate of £89m to bring midfielder Paul Pogba abet to the club from Juventus.
Assisted by ever-rising revenues, which this three hundred and sixty five days hit a up to date excessive of £627m, United are accountable for the three biggest incoming transfers in English football history, with the have interaction of Pogba sooner than last summer season’s £80m deal for defender Harry Maguire and the July 2017 £75m signing of striker Lukaku.
On the first day of the 2020s, a up to date switch window opens and groups will originate spending huge portions of cash again in pursuit of more goals, more aspects and more trophies.
To quote one among primarily the most rotten phrases of the Premier League in the 2010s: we chase again.
The stats on this share had been updated following its contemporary newsletter on 18 December.