What does a Premier League fan expect from a game? Goals, goals, and even more goals.
And in all honesty, the Premier League has provided just that since its inception in the 90s.
Every team is filled with matchwinners that can turn a game on its head in no time at all.
So knowing all that, let us celebrate the Top 10 Highest Scoring Premier League Teams of All Time.
These are clubs that brought their A-game to the table and performed terrifically throughout the season to get to some incredible numbers. Let’s get going.
10. Arsenal 2004/05
Exactly a season after going an entire campaign undefeated, Arsenal flexed their attacking muscles by having their best Premier League goal-scoring season.
Thiery Henry was once again the star of the show as he scored 25 Premier League goals for the Gunners. On the other hand, Robert Pires and Freddie Ljungberg also chipped in with crucial goals for the side.
While they could not win any silverware this season, they entertained everyone with their free-flowing style.
9. Manchester United 2001/02
After the summer Manchester United had, many expected United to do the treble again. After all, the signings of Juan Sebastian Veron and Ruud Van Nistelrooy will definitely get you excited as a United fan.
Even though they didn’t manage to replicate that, they were able to win the Premier League again. Van Nistelrooy showed exactly why Sir Alex Ferguson paid top dollar to get him, as he scored 23 Premier League goals in the season.
Soljskaer and Beckham were the other two main contributors to that side scoring freely.
Had Veron turned out to be the superstar United thought they were buying, this group might have been higher on the list.
8. Manchester City 2011/12
The 2011/12 season is music to the ears for the Manchester City supporters. In arguably the finest Premier League title race of all time, Manchester City edged out their local rivals Manchester United on goal-difference on the final day.
After humiliating Manchester United 6-1 at Old Trafford, Sir Alex Ferguson considered City as ‘noisy neighbors’.
The ‘Aguero’ moment against Queens Park Rangers meant that the ‘noisy neighbors’ were bound to make a lot of noise in the next decade. And so it proved.
The former Atletico Madrid striker obviously had a huge role to play in that season. However, apart from him, Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotelli also joined in with crucial goals for the side.
7. Manchester City 2018/19
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City became the third team after Chelsea and Manchester United to defend the Premier League. Considering their defensive frailties, they have their attack to thank for ensuring it.
Sergio Aguero managed to cross the 20-goal landmark once again. He was helped out by Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane, who also bagged goals at pivotal moments.
Manchester City looked dead and buried after consecutive losses against Newcastle and Crystal Palace. However, their win against Liverpool at the Etihad changed their fortunes.
In arguably the finest Premier League title race since 11/12, City managed to outscore almost every team in the second half of the season. The Premier League title got decided by one point.
6. Manchester United 1999/2000
Just a season after their famous treble win, Manchester United secured their best Premier League season in terms of points and goals.
Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole were the center of attention for the Red Devils, as they scored 20 and 19 goals respectively.
Apart from them, Ole Gunnar Soljskaer, the current Manchester United manager, also crossed double-figures in terms of Premier League goals in that season.
In the last 11 Premier League games, Manchester United scored 3 or more goals on 9 occasions. That includes a 7-1 exhibition against West Ham United.
5. Liverpool 2013/14
The 2013/14 season is something that Liverpool fans would love to forget. If you are a Liverpool fan, the phrase ‘So close yet so far’ matches really well to this season.
After winning in the final minutes against Manchester City, many expected Liverpool to break their 25-year league drought. However, a defeat against Chelsea at Anfield changed everything.
What makes it even more frustrating is that Chelsea never considered it as an important match as they had Atletico Madrid waiting for them in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final.
Now, as Liverpool did win the League 7 years later, Liverpool fans can reflect on how good their attack was in 2013/14.
Luis Suarez was the star of the show throughout the season. The Uruguayan was prolific throughout the season as he scored goals consistently for the Merseyside club. Suarez scored 31 Premier League goals in 2013/14.
Apart from Suarez, Daniel Sturridge enjoyed his greatest Premier League campaign for the Reds. Even though he was never the same after this season due to injuries, the Liverpool fans would know how dangerous a fit Sturridge was to any opponent team.
4. Manchester City 2019/20
It is strange that Manchester City equaled their second-best goal-scoring campaign under Pep Guardiola but still finished 18 points behind the champions in 2019/20.
Even though Liverpool were the best team in the country, City showed their attacking powers throughout the season.
In their last 7 games, Guardiola’s men scored 4 or more goals in five of those matches. In that span, they assaulted the new champions, Liverpool by a scoreline of 4-0.
Raheem Sterling scored 20 Premier League goals for the first time in his career. Apart from him Aguero, Mahrez, Jesus, and De Bruyne also joined the double-figure goal mark in that season.
Although City didn’t defend the Premier League title, they were able to defend the Carabao Cup in that season.
3. Manchester City 2013/14
In 2013, Manchester City appointed former Real Madrid manager, Manuel Pellegrini as the successor for Roberto Mancini.
With Jose Mourinho returning to Chelsea, and David Moyes becoming the new Manchester United manager, it looked to be an exciting season.
The Blues lost twice to Chelsea and looked to be dead and buried in the Premier League race after they lost 3-2 to Liverpool in April.
However, Liverpool losing to their London rivals brought City back in the title race.
They did the double over their local rivals, Manchester United, and regained their Premier League title in May.
Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko scored 17 and 16 goals respectively. However, the catalyst of that City side was Yaya Toure who scored goals for fun that season.
The tall midfielder, from Ivory Coast, enjoyed his best goal-scoring campaign. Toure scored 20 Premier League goals in the season, leaving both the City strikers behind him in the goal-scoring charts.
2. Chelsea 2009/10
When Jose Mourinho came to Chelsea in 2004, he brought more than just the two Premier League titles to Stamford Bridge.
He created an impression that Chelsea were hard to beat and were a strong unit. However, Carlo Ancelotti brought a flair within the London side.
If Jose Mourinho was the master of the dark arts, the Italian was the master of flair and finesse. In his first season in the Premier League, Chelsea became champions for the third time in the league’s history.
Most importantly, the analysts were surprised to see the way Chelsea transformed themselves into one of the best attacking teams in the world.
Two players stood out for Chelsea’s third league-winning campaign i.e. Drogba and Lampard.
The Ivory Coast striker was prolific once again as he scored 29 goals. On the other hand, Lampard continued to show his instinct for goal-scoring as he crossed the 20 goal-mark once again.
Malouda and Anelka were the two other players to have scored double-figure goals in the Premier League.
Even though Anelka didn’t hit the heights of the previous season, he chipped in with crucial moments to ensure Chelsea get over the line.
1. Manchester City 2017/18
Let’s be honest. How would you feel managing a team of Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling with David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne supplying them?
You would find your managerial role the easiest, won’t you? These players were the core of Manchester City’s side that reached triple figures in points.
The former Atletico Madrid striker reached 20+ goals in the Premier League. On the other hand, we saw three more players reaching double figures in the Premier League goal-scoring charts i.e. Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus, and Raheem Sterling.
The Premier League title was basically wrapped up at Old Trafford when the Blues beat their local rivals 2-1 in December. That win opened up an 11 point gap at the top. With Guardiola’s free-flowing attacking football, City managed to outscore every team even if their defense had an off day.
They had Fabian Delph playing as a left-back who had never played in that position previously. However, considering the fluidity within the side, City were able to hide their weakness in the Premier League season and secure the title in April.
As you can see, in most cases, if you score the most goals in any season, you are bound to win the title.
And so more teams are moving towards strengthening their attacks so that they outscore their opposition even if they leak a few at the back.
And we aren’t complaining! We get to see the best talent in the world playing the most entertaining football. So, happy watching!