Sky Sports Ultimate League 2021/22: Every club’s true standing over past 50 years revealed

Which is the highest membership within the land? Which groups are punching above their weight and which historic powerhouses languish within the decrease divisions? This 12 months’s Ultimate League has arrived…

The Ultimate League elements every club’s common league place over the past 50 years and consists of each membership that has featured in England’s high 4 tiers for a minimum of 10 seasons throughout that interval.

Liverpool stay England’s high membership with a exceptional common place of three.3 over the final half a century, whereas (*50*) United stave off Arsenal narrowly for runners-up spot.

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Tottenham full the half-century high 4, with the Gunners edging their north London rivals – in contrast to the case within the remaining Premier League standings this time period, with Antonio Conte’s aspect claiming the ultimate Champions League spot.

Everton final received the English top-flight title in 1987

Everton’s steady top-flight presence in the course of the interval, which got here underneath risk in the course of the relegation battle this season, along with title-winning campaigns within the early ’70s and mid ’80s, locations the Toffees in fifth spot.

Chelsea and reigning champions (*50*) City have loved appreciable success in latest years, ensuing within the groups surging into sixth and eighth spots, respectively. Indeed, City had slipped into the third tier 24 years in the past.

Aston Villa rank above Pep Guardiola’s dominant juggernauts, regardless of solely securing promotion again to the highest flight three years in the past after three seasons within the Championship.

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Meanwhile, present top-flight golf equipment West Ham, Newcastle, Southampton, Leeds and Leicester additionally rightfully reside in England’s high tier, in keeping with their historic league success.

A raft of second-tier sides are amongst England’s high 20 golf equipment, together with Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest, West Brom, Ipswich and QPR, in addition to freshly-relegated Norwich and Derby – who had been relegated to League One after being hit with a 21-point deduction this time period.

Wayne Rooney's Derby did not keep away from the drop to League One after being hit with a 21-point factors deduction

Ipswich, Derby, West Brom, Middlesbrough, QPR and Everton are the largest underachievers within the high 20 – all ranging between 37 and 11 positions beneath their historic common.

Biggest underachievers

Oldham are England’s largest underachievers, languishing 45 locations beneath their 50-year common, after struggling relegation from the Football League for the primary time in 115 years, adopted by Notts County (-44) – one of many authentic founding members of the league in 1888.

However, County face Grimsby within the National League play-offs on Monday in an effort to rejoin the Football League after dropping into the fifth tier two years in the past.

Oldham final appeared in England's high division in 1994, when in addition they reached the FA Cup semi-finals

In addition to Grimsby (-32), Southend (-38) and York (-34) additionally dropped out of the highest 4 tiers and are critical underachievers primarily based on historic stature – however League One play-off winners Sunderland (-28) and Charlton (-26) additionally belong among the many increased rungs.

Other critical underachievers embrace Chesterfield (-27), Bradford City (-25), Walsall (-24), Swindon (-22), Bolton and Barnet (each -21).

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Biggest overachievers

In distinction, Accrington are punching a chart-topping 38 locations above their 50-year common, with Wycombe (+35), Burton (+33), Fleetwood (+32) and Cheltenham (+31) all outperforming their historic standings.

The present Accrington Stanley was fashioned in 1968, two years after the collapse of the unique group, which performed within the Football League from 1921 to 1962

Premier League quintet Brentford (+37), Brighton (+29), Bournemouth (+27), relegated Burnley (+17) and Wolves (+14) all rank amongst England’s high groups for latest success.

Other notable overachievers embrace Fulham (+12) after the Cottagers secured promotion to the highest flight this time period and Crystal Palace (+11) – who loved a renaissance marketing campaign to complete twelfth within the Premier League underneath Patrick Vieira.

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