6 longest winning streaks in the Premier League
Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table following a 1-0 win at the Stadium of Light against Sunderland. With the victory on Wednesday, they scripted their 10th successive win in the league and are on the threshold of creating a new record for the longest winning streak in the Premier League history.
After the 3-0 drubbing at Arsenal, Antonio Conte changed Chelsea’s style of play by shifting to a 3-4-3 formation. The change seems to have worked wonders for the Stamford Bridge side as they have won every single game since then.
In a busy December schedule, Chelsea will face the likes of Crystal Palace, Bournemouth and Stoke City before the end of 2016. However, even if they manage to win all the remaining games of the year they will still not have broken the Premier League record. On that note, here we take a look at the longest winning streaks in Premier League history.
11 wins - Chelsea (April to September 2009)
Guus Hiddink took over the reigns as the interim manager when Luis Felip Scolari was sacked by Roman Abramovich. The Australian manager was successful in his short tenure as the Blues boss leading his side to a Champions League semi-final.
Towards the end of his spell, Hiddink enjoyed a winning streak of five games winning against West Ham, Fulham, Arsenal, Blackburn and Sunderland and guided Chelsea to a third-place finish in the Premier League.
Carlo Ancelotti was appointed as Chelsea’s boss at the start of the next season. The Italian boss tasted success immediately after joining the London-based side and stitched together six consecutive wins to start the Premier League campaign. Atlas, the winning run came to an end when Wigan notched up a surprise victory, but Chelsea went on to win the league.