The Premier League has been hugely entertaining over the years due to its immense competition. The traditional ‘Big 6’ clubs are often challenged by clubs historically below them like West Ham United, Leicester City and many other teams.
However, the Premier League trophy has been shared by Manchester and Merseyside-based clubs over the last decade. London clubs apart from Chelsea, who have won the league twice in the last 10 years, have not necessarily dominated proceedings.
Manchester City have had sort of a monopoly in the Premier League over the last five years, winning the title four times with Liverpool winning the other.
The Jurgen Klopp-led Reds and Pep Guardiola-led Citizens have enjoyed success.
However, London clubs have shown considerable progress in the last five seasons as well. Although some have portrayed more grit than others, there is little doubt over the biggest club in London, at least in recent history.
On that note, let’s take a look at the four London clubs who have won the most points in the Premier League since the 2017-18 season.
#4 West Ham United – 254/570 points
West Ham United v Olympique Lyon: Quarter Final Leg One – UEFA Europa League
Manager David Moyes has turned around the fortunes of West Ham United since being reinstated in December 2019.
Although he was hugely unpopular at Manchester United, the Scottish manager has been quite a success at the London Stadium. He has got the Hammers to play an attractive brand of football and has often encouraged his side to go toe-to-toe with the biggest clubs in the land.
The 2017-18 season was a topsy-turvy campaign as West Ham only managed to secure 42 points and a 13th place finish.
The following campaign, they secured a top-half finish (10th) under new boss Manuel Pellegrini, only to sack him mid-way through the 2019-20 season.
Although they had a poor 2019-20 campaign under Moyes, they were largely affected by Covid-19 issues. The Hammers managed a measly 39 points and finished 16th, narrowly avoiding relegation.
Regardless, the East London side bounced back in the 2020-21 season with 65 points to their name and a sixth-place finish in the league.
David Moyes was reappointed West Ham manager on this day in 2019.
-Managed 93 league games (W43, D19, L31)
-46.2% win rate
-Qualified for Europa League
-West Ham’s highest ever Premier League points tally
Here’s to many more success!