Scoring goals in the Premier League can be very complicated at times. One might think that since the EPL promotes attacking football, it should be easy to score goals. But the truth is that because of the elite levels of defending among the clubs, it can be very difficult to score goals easily.
It took 17 years since the EPL's inaugural season for a club to break the jinx of not scoring 100 or more goals. Based on that, we will be taking a look at five times that EPL teams have scored, at least, 100 goals in a season.
#5 Liverpool - 101 Premier League goals (2013-14)
Liverpool's 2013-14 season was quite a bittersweet experience for them as they were on the verge of winning their maiden EPL title. That was until the famous 'Gerrard slip' (Steven Gerrard missed a pass and then slipped while going to retrieve the ball) that led to Demba Ba's goal for Chelsea.
It saw the Reds relinquishing their lead against Manchester City on matchday 36, two match days before the season concluded.
Liverpool took consolation in scoring at least 100 goals for the first time ever in an EPL season. The goals were headlined by Luis Suarez (31) and Daniel Sturridge (21) who played pivotal roles in the success of the club. Suarez finished with the Premier League Golden Boot and European Golden Shoe awards that season.
Liverpool's biggest win of the season came against Cardiff City in a nine-goal (3-6) away victory.
#4 Manchester City – 102 Premier League goals (2013-14)
Manchester City broke the century-mark for the first time in the 2013-14 season, just like Liverpool. But the only difference is that Manchester City won their second EPL title under the guidance of Manuel Pellegrini.
Yaya Toure, Sergio Aguero, and Edin Dzeko were a major force, scoring 20, 17, and 16 goals respectively. It was the first time an EPL team had three of its players scoring at least 15 goals each. Yaha Toure ended up as the Manchester City Player of the Year.
City's biggest win of the season came against Norwich in a 7-0 triumph. They won 17 out of their 19 home matches and finished with 86 points.
#3 Manchester City – 102 Premier League goals (2019-20)
Defending champions Manchester City tied their number of goals from six years ago in the 2019-20 season. But this time around, the reverse was the case as they finished second behind Liverpool, who won their maiden Premier League title.
Raheem Sterling was City's top scorer in all competitions (31) including the EPL, where he netted 20 goals. Sterling did score two EPL hat-tricks against West Ham United and Brighton & Hove Albion FC in identical 5-0 away scorelines.
Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus scored 16 and 14 goals respectively. City's biggest win of the season came against Watford in an 8-0 home victory.
#2 Chelsea – 103 Premier League goals (2009-10)
Chelsea have the honor of being the first EPL team to score at least 100 goals in a season. Chelsea's record of the most goals scored in the EPL lasted for nine years before it was obliterated.
Dider Drogba led the pack of goalscorers both in his club and the league in general, scoring 29 goals, which earned him his second and final Golden Boot. Frank Lampard was the other with at least 20 goals, netting 22.
Chelsea's biggest win came in their last game of the season, where they trashed Wigan Athletic 8-0. They also scored seven goals against Sunderland, Aston Villa, and Stoke City. Chelsea won the EPL title by narrowly edging Manchester United by just a point.
#1 Manchester City – 106 Premier League goals (2017-18)
Manchester City came up with a historic performance in the 2017-18 season that saw them shatter Chelsea's long-lasting record for the most goals scored in the Premier League. As if that wasn't enough, City went on to lift the 'domestic double' of the Premier League and the EFL Cup.
The Cityzens were comfortable winners of the league. They had won by a mammoth margin of 19 points ahead of arch-rivals Manchester United, which was a record league difference. They also shattered many other league records that season - most points (100), most wins (32), most away wins (16), best goal difference (79) and most consecutive victories (18).
Sergio Aguero was City's top scorer with 20 EPL goals, followed by Raheem Sterling, who scored seven goals. City's biggest win came against Stoke City in a 7-2 home victory.