Ranking the Premier League’s Big Six clashes from closest to most one-sided…

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag, Arsenal's Mikel Arteta and Man City boss Pep Guardiola. Credit: Alamy
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag, Arsenal's Mikel Arteta and Man City boss Pep Guardiola. Credit: Alamy

Arsenal are holding off Manchester City at the top of the Premier League but the Dog & Duck has as many points against Pep Guardiola’s side as the Gunners have in their last 10 matches…

Here’s how all of the Big Six rank in terms of points against each other over their last 10 meetings, from closest to most one-sided:


=14) Man Utd v Man City – City +3
Man Utd 13; Man City 16
GD: City +6
Top scorer: Anthony Martial (5)

The overall derby record is a lot closer than you’d expect given the gulf between City and United in recent years. Anthony Martial doesn’t turn up for many things these days but he seems to make an exception for City.


=14) Man City v Tottenham – Spurs +3
Man City 16; Tottenham 13
GD: even
Top scorer: Riyad Mahrez (4)

Tottenham are one of the few teams that seem to enjoy facing City, with Guardiola’s side losing five of their last seven against Spurs.


=11) Chelsea v Man Utd – Man Utd +6
Chelsea 7; Man Utd 13
GD: Man Utd +6
Top scorer: Anthony Martial (4)

Chelsea haven’t beaten United in the Premier League since Bonfire Night 2017. Though they came mighty close earlier this season and seven of the last 10, including the last five, have been draws.



=11) Liverpool v Man City – City +6
Liverpool 10; Man City 16
GD: City +8
Top scorer: Mo Salah (6)

City against the Reds has generally been a lot closer than their most recent meeting while they’ve slugged it out at the top of the Premier League, though City’s last two wins have both been by a 4-1 scoreline.


=11) Arsenal v Tottenham – Arsenal +6
Arsenal  17 points; Tottenham  11 points
GD: Arsenal +3
Top scorer: Harry Kane (7)

North London is red.


10) Liverpool v Chelsea – Liverpool +7
Liverpool 17; Chelsea 10
GD: Liverpool +5
Top scorers: Sadio Mane (4)

Not since Thiago invented talking in September 2020 have Liverpool beaten Chelsea in the Premier League…

=8) Man Utd v Tottenham –  United +9
Man Utd 19; Tottenham 10
GD: even
Top scorers: Marcus Rashford, Harry Kane, Cristiano Ronaldo (4)

United have won their last four games against Spurs even if the hilarious 6-1 pumping at Old Trafford in October 2020 has kept Spurs level on goal difference.


=8) Arsenal v Man Utd – Arsenal +9
Arsenal 18; Man Utd 9
GD: Arsenal +5
Top scorers: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Cristiano Ronaldo (3)

Their 3-1 win earlier this season and a 3-2 triumph last term represent United’s only joy against Arsenal in almost five years.


=4) Chelsea v Tottenham – Chelsea +12
Chelsea 20; Tottenham 8
GD: Chelsea +7
Top scorer: Harry Kane (3)

Only two wins for Spurs in their last 10 against Chelsea and their overall record at Stamford Bridge is even worse, having won only once in 38 matches.


=4) Arsenal v Chelsea – Arsenal +12
Arsenal 20; Chelsea 8
GD: Arsenal +4
Top scorers: Eddie Nketiah, Tammy Abraham, Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka, Marcos Alonso (all 2)

The last four meetings between the London rivals have gone the way of the away team, with Arsenal having won their last three at Stamford Bridge.

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=4) Chelsea v Man City – Man City +12
Chelsea 9; Man City 21
GD: City +9
Top scorer: Kevin De Bruyne (4)

Seven of the last 10 have been settled by one goal – though there is also a 6-0 pumping in there for Chelsea too. Raheem Sterling was the second-highest scorer behind KDB when he swapped sides in the summer.


=4) Arsenal v Liverpool – Liverpool +12
Arsenal 8; Liverpool 20
GD: Liverpool +15
Top scorers: Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah (6)

This season’s 3-2 win was Arsenal’s only triumph over Liverpool in the last 10 other than a 2-1 victory in July 2020 when the Reds had long since been confirmed as champions.


3) Liverpool v Man Utd – Liverpool +15
Liverpool 21; Man Utd 6
GD: Liverpool +21
Top scorer: Mo Salah (10)

United’s 2-1 win early this season is their only victory in the last 10 over their biggest rivals. Liverpool were ruthless in taking their revenge.

 Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

2) Liverpool v Tottenham – Liverpool +21
Liverpool 24; Tottenham 3
GD: Liverpool +4
Top scorers: Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah, Harry Kane (5)

Not since October 2017, when Dejan Lovren had his pants pulled down at Wembley, have Spurs beaten Liverpool in the Premier League.


1) Arsenal v Man City  – Man City +30
Arsenal 0; Man City 30
GD: Man City +23
Top scorers: Raheem Sterling (5)

It’s a whitewash, with Arsenal having scored one goal against City since February 2019. You have to go back to April 2017 since they last earned a point, and Christmas 2015 since they actually beat City.

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