We have seen plenty of teams who looked out of their depth in the Premier League, but there have been some clubs who have gone down in flame as the worst ever as they tried their luck in the top flight.
In this post, you will find the worst performing teams in Premier League history.
In 1997, Watford were member of the third tier of English football, but two successive promotions enable them to upgrade to the Premier League. However, the top flight seemed to be a step too far.
Graham Taylor’s side managed to win over both Liverpool and Chelsea early-season which led many people to believe they could survive in the division, but things didn’t turn out as expected.
Watford had just six wins all season, ended up with a total of 24 points, which was the lowest points ever recorded by a Premier League at the time. Icelandic forward Heidar Helguson ended up as the team’s top scorer with just six goals, in a season which many fans would want to forget.
Matching Watford’s total of 24 points, Sunderland endured a difficult time during the 2016/17 season, and the Black Cats has yet to fully recovered.
Sunderland quickly found themselves drop to the bottom of the table, and they did not find their first victory until the match against Bournemouth team in November. That win was one of six prestigious victories which the team managed all season, and they ended up a total of 16 points from survival.
Jermain Defoe and Jordan Pickford were two critical members of David Moyes’ side, but the expensive arrivals of Papy Djilobodji and Didier N’Dong did not bring much value to the club, who now find themselves in League One after suffering relegation from the Championship for a long time