As we close in on the start of the Premier League season, we have decided to look at some of the worst starts clubs have made to a campaign over the past three decades.
There are various circumstances that lead to a poor start. Newly promoted sides who have not invested in improving their squads is usually the main culprit, but a change in manager and poor morale have also been major contributing factors.
It isn’t easy to regain momentum once you’ve had such a disastrous beginning to a campaign, so winless runs tend to mount up and teams appear all but condemned to relegation.
Press the next page as we list five of the worst starts clubs have made to a Premier League season.