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EFL: 2016/17 #SeasonStats

11 July 2017

Although the 72 EFL clubs are turning their attention to the new campaign, it's time to rewind back to last season, and take a look at some of the #SeasonStats from the previous campaign.

Which teams dominated on home soil, who enjoyed life on the road, and who racked up the most impressive figures across the board? Let's take a look...


Brighton & Hove Albion's dominant home form was key as they secured promotion from the Sky Bet Championship, and it was they – along with Sheffield United – who led the way with 17 home wins apiece.

Losing play-off finalists Reading registered 16 wins at the Madejski to stand alone in third, before a clutch of sides notched three points on 15 and 14 occasions. That list included promoted sides Newcastle United, Huddersfield Town, Doncaster Rovers and Portsmouth.

Those wins contributed to Brighton and the Blades sharing first place in terms of accumulating points at home, too. Both sides picked up 54 points, one more than Jaap Stam's Royals.

Bradford City were the only side to go unbeaten at home all season, winning 11 and drawing 12 of their 23 matches at Valley Parade. Reading were next on the list with two losses, while a host of clubs lost three times on home soil.

Despite falling short of a place in the play-offs, Norwich City led the way for home goals, netting 55 times at Carrow Road – six more than Newcastle United did at St James' Park.

Oldham Athletic were involved in the Sky Bet League One relegation battle for much of the season, and their defence played a major part in securing their survival. The Latics topped the charts for most home clean sheets, keeping out their opponents on an impressive 13 occasions.


Newcastle set a club record 14 away wins on their way to clinching the Championship crown. Sheffield United continued their season of dominance with 13 three-point hauls on their travels, a feat matched by Devon duo Plymouth Argyle and Exeter City.

Chris Wilder's champions registered the fewest away defeats, losing only three times in League One. Plymouth and Luton Town came next on the list, with just two losses. And the top scorers on the road? That was the Blades, too, with half a century of strikes away from Bramall Lane.

Newcastle and Portsmouth claimed their divisional crowns after keeping 11 clean sheets apiece, while Fleetwood Town, Milton Keynes Dons and Southend United were among the five clubs to keep out their opponents nine times.

Unsurprisingly, the two sides picking up the most away points were Newcastle and Sheffield United, with their tallies of 46 points one more than the promoted Pilgrims picked up in Sky Bet League Two.


Making a point in 2016/17 were Bradford, drawing 19 of their 46 matches, an EFL high. AFC Wimbledon and Charlton Athletic were next with 18 stalemates.

The most stubborn of defences belonged to Brighton, who edged out Fleetwood 21 to 20.

Sheffield United then dominate the figures, racking up the most wins (30), fewest defeats (six), most goals scored (92), and sharing the highest goal difference (+45) with Newcastle.

No one gained more points than the Blades either; registering 100 in total, taking Wilder's tally to 199 points gained in two seasons.

We round off the #SeasonStats with an individual accolade, and it's Sheffield United on top again – Billy Sharp topping the goalscoring charts with 30. Chris Wood was next, hitting 27 goals for Leeds United, while League Two pair John Akinde and John Marquis were next in line with 26 each.

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