By News Team
14th October 2020
There are plenty of fiercely contested derbies in the Premier League, but our research has revealed that none are more one-sided than the West London and Merseyside derbies.
Everton welcome Liverpool to Goodison Park this weekend for the latest instalment of the Merseyside derby, with the Toffees having picked up just one win from 23 matches against the Reds over the last 10 years – a win rate of just 4% – with Liverpool possessing a win rate of 48% with 11 victories.
And our research looking at 10 key Premier League derbies – analysing matches from all competitions over the last 10 years – has revealed that only the West London derby is more one-sided than Liverpool and Everton’s rivalry.
Fulham have failed to register a single victory over Chelsea in the past 10 years from 11 matches – a win rate of 0% – with the Blues boasting a 64% win rate, having racked up seven victories. That dominance for Chelsea sits them clear of Liverpool’s 44% Merseyside majority.
The data also revealed that no team secured more straight wins over their rivals over the last 10 years than Chelsea did against Fulham with five consecutive victories. And of all the teams analysed, Fulham had the lowest goals-per-game record against their opponent, with just an average of 0.36 from their West London derby clashes with the Blues.
Next in line when it comes to the Premier League’s most one-sided derby is the South Coast derby between Southampton and Brighton, with the Saints having won 45% of the games to the Seagull’s 9% for an advantage of 36%.
The Yorkshire derby between Sheffield United and Leeds follows, with respective win rates of 67% and 33% giving the Blades a 34% edge. Rounding off the top five is the Black Country derby – West Brom boast a 50%-win rate to Wolves’ 25% for a 25% advantage.
The North West derby between Manchester United (42% win rate) and Liverpool (29%) is a 13% split in the Red Devils’ favour, Crystal Palace (38%) edge the M23 derby with Brighton (31%) by 7%, while West Brom (35%) have a 6% majority over Aston Villa in the West Midlands (29%) derby.
Just 4% splits the Manchester derby with Manchester City on 46% and Manchester United on 42%, while the North London derby is a perfectly even matched affair – with Arsenal and Spurs both on 35% win rates.