If you want to win the Premier League, a dominant home record is pivotal.
Title winning teams over the years have been built on remarkable results at their home grounds, with the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool all earning silverware at their fortresses in recent years.
With that in mind, here are the top home runs of the Premier League era.
The Manchester United team at the turn of the century under Sir Alex Ferguson was quite good.
The 1998/99 campaign saw them become the first side in the history of English football to pick up a Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League treble, and they followed that up with another league title the following season.
They were unstoppable at their best at the time, with the likes of Paul Scholes, David Beckham and Roy Keane running the show in midfield and Andy Cole banging them in at the top end.
That quality certainly shone through in their home form. They lasted two years without suffering defeat at Old Trafford, before Liverpool eventually showed up and spoiled the party thanks to a spectacular Danny Murphy free-kick on 17 December 2000.
Manchester City’s 2017/18 ‘centurions’ will go down in history for their record-breaking feats, but it’s worth remembering that Roberto Mancini’s side achieved a thing or two back in the day.
The wider picture is often forgotten, but the famous Sergio Aguero goal against QPR that clinched them the league in the last seconds of the season in 2012 came during a frighteningly impressive run of home form that saw them go two years without defeat at the Etihad.
It marked the beginning of the most successful period in the club’s history, and gradually over the next ten years they would go from strength to strength, developing into the powerhouse of the Premier League we know today.
Given how supporters of Liverpool and United often define themselves in comparison to one another, Reds fans will be happy to know they have absolutely trounced their bitter rivals in this one.
The likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota have run riot at Anfield in recent years, often producing scorelines more suitable to a cricket match.
They won games at an excellent rate at Anfield between 2017 and 2021, though that came to an end when Ashley Barnes scored a winner for Burnley.
Way out in front and ruining the game for everybody is Chelsea’s quite frankly ridiculous run of 86 league games at Stamford Bridge without defeat. What chance have you got?
The only thing surprising about the four-year run is it only spawned two league titles, back-to-back in 2005 and 2006, but it was a period that really established them as the new challengers to United’s dominance as Arsenal began to falter.
Again, it was Liverpool who mercifully brought that run to an end with a 1-0 win.