It turns out quite a lot has happened in the Premier League over the past decade.
We’ve had it all, from Alan Pardew nutting David Meyler, to Alan Pardew calling Manuel Pellegrini an “Old c***.”
Each season has it’s weird and wonderful moments, but which season was the least thrilling? And which was the very best over the last ten years?
Here is the countdown from worst to best:
10 – 2012/13
At the bottom of this list is a season that included: Luis Suarez taking a chunk out of Branislav Ivanovic, Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement and a Geordie punching a horse.
The beautiful game sets high standards.
Fergie retired with a 13th Premier League winner’s medal after a non-existent title race.
Gareth Bale was named as PFA Player of the Year as he guided Spurs to *checks notes* fifth.
There can’t be too many rows over this one, a fairly forgettable season in the grand scheme of things.
9 – 2014/15
Jose Mourinho won his third title at Chelsea amongst cries of ‘Boring, boring Chelsea.’
On the final day the relegation places were effectively sorted, the title was won and the top four spots were nailed on. Yawn.
Frank Lampard provided the moment of the season when he scored against Chelsea in a 1-1 draw at The Etihad.
Steven Gerrard saw red after 38 seconds against Man United and Southampton won 8-0 against Sunderland in a fairly vanilla year of Prem action.
8 – 2017/18
A West Ham fan and a corner flag, Man United’s derby day turnaround at The Etihad and Burnley ending up in Europe.
A weird year.
Pep Guardiola’s Man City became the first side to reach 100 points in the Premier League while the top four and relegation spaces were effectively decided ahead of the final day.
While City’s point total was impressive, it didn’t make for a great season.
We waved goodbye to Arsene Wenger after 22 long years with Arsenal and countless protests.
7 – 2010/11
Wayne Rooney’s bicycle kick against Man City is the moment that lives longest in the memory from this season.
Sir Alex won his nineteenth title with ease, finishing nine points clear of Chelsea.
The Blues broke the British transfer record on Fernando Torres while Cheick Tiote scored a last minute winner in a 4-4 draw with Arsenal.
The final day of the season keeps this above 2015, 2013 and 2018 as 15th and 19th were separated by just one point heading into the final day.
Blackpool, Birmingham and West Ham ultimately went down.
Antonio Conte beat Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola to the Premier League title in his first season, despite Chelsea sitting in tenth towards the end of September.
Arsenal dropped out of the top four for the first time in 20 years as the club reached its peak banter era.
Eden Hazard took the Player of the Year award ahead of Harry Kane who won the Golden Boot.
Dimitri Payet was a bit good and Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Olivier Giroud both scored scorpion kicks while Marcos Alonso was everyone’s favourite Dream Team player.
5 – 2009/10
Chelsea and Man United battled it out until the last day of the season with Carlo Ancelotti’s side thrashing Wigan to win the title in his first season at the club.
Harry Redknapp’s Spurs beat Man City at The Etihad to clinch fourth spot and take them to the Champions League.
The beach ball incident was arguably the most memorable moment of the season, that or Emmanuel Adebayor sprinting the length of the pitch to banter the Arsenal fans.
Top level sh*thousery.
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4 – 2018/19
Vincent Kompany’s rocket against Leicester all but secured consecutive Premier League titles for Man City for the first time.
In one of the most tense, but least exciting title races Man City pipped Liverpool by a single point.
Both Liverpool and City won their last nine games with The Reds finishing second on 97 points.
Andros Townsend blew everyone’s minds with worldie at The Etihad and Neil Warnock went full Liam Gallagher in front of a Sky Sports camera.
Divock Origi wrote his name into Merseyside folk-law with the weirdest derby day winner you are likely to see.
3 – 2013/14
Steven Gerrard’s famous slip ultimately cost Liveprool in what was one of the very best title races.
Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool all had realistic title aspirations heading into May.
The Ba goal and ‘Crystanbul’ broke Liverpool’s hearts and meant they would have to wait for their first Premier League title.
Pardew didn’t cover himself in glory when he headbutted Meyler on the touchline and Asmir Begovic scored a goal in the first minute of a game.
2 – 2015/16
There was debate in the office over the top two but Leicester’s title winning season only gets the silver medal.
Chelsea faced relegation after a Mourinho meltdown while Man City beat United on goal difference to make it to the Champions League.
The final day of the season saw Arsenal finish second above Spurs… cue the dressing room photo.
The glory of this season belongs to The Foxes, who were responsible for possibly the greatest story in the history… but it’s only second in this list.
1 – 2011/12
“Aueroooooo. I swear, you’ll never see anything like this again.”
Martin Tyler provided the voice for what is possibly the most iconic moment in Premier League history.
Thierry Henry returned to The Emirates and Mario Balotelli’s ‘Why Always Me?’ celebration was unearthed in Man City’s 6-1 win against Man United.
Fernando Torres missed a sitter at Old Trafford, Newcastle finished above Chelsea and Liverpool while final day drama saw Villa and QPR just about stay up.
Aguero’s goal was just the icing on the cake.
Here’s to ten more.
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