Ten Seasons Of Division One History And What It Means For Season 11


Barcelona look certain to win an unprecedented third successive title, if history tells us anything.

Barcelona’s awesome record

The minimum points total needed to win D1 is, on average, 91 points.

Only two clubs in Top 100 have ever finished the season with 91 points or more in D1: Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

D1 points totals for 1st and 2nd place

Bayern’s recent fall from grace suggests that they will not challenge again this season, either.

Can Bayern arrest their recent fall down the points table?

That said, Chelsea’s second place last season was achieved with the equal lowest points haul ever, and their third place in S9 was the lowest third pace total until Liverpool went lower in S10!

2nd and 3rd place points totals on a downward trend?

Still, Chelsea look to be the only team that could realistically put up a challenge, based on historical points tally, and are certain to finish in the top four.

Can Chelsea push on and challenge for the title?

What about the Juventus, who arguably have the strongest squad? A bit of a cup team, Juve’s record is relatively poor and disappointing in the league. Third place in S7 is their best placed finish, and they really should do better. They look certain to finish in the top four, at least.

Has Juve’s league record suffered due to cup successes?

Of the promoted teams, PSG look like they could have the squad, manager and momentum to make a challenge for the top 4.

PSG – Top 100’s great underachievers?

Dortmund don’t quite have the same D1 pedigree, but the way they won D2 with a record points haul suggests they could also challenge this season.

Dortmund’s record-breaking season

A bit like Juventus, Arsenal have historically underachieved. Could this be their season?

The Gunners will be aiming for a top half of the table finish, at the very least

Liverpool have just finished S10 with their best ever points tally and league position – can they continue that vein of from?

The Reds look a good bet to finish in the top ten again

Real Madrid, whose manager Sir Stephen Beddows has already ruled out a title challenge, have never finished outside the top ten, and are famously now the only team in Top 100 history to have finished above Bayern Munich twice and not won the title.

Madrid haven’t finished in the top four since Beddows took over

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