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Youngest team to win the Premier League

Arsenal are on course to win their first Premier League title since 2004.


Arsenal are sat eight points clear atop of the Premier League with 10 games left to play.

And whilst they are by no means guaranteed to lift the trophy come May, they are certainly in with a great chance of doing so.

What makes Arsenal’s potential title triumph even more impressive is the age of their current squad.

The Gunners have been out of the title race for several years now but in that time, Mikel Arteta has been afforded the chance to rebuild and mould a young group of players into one of the most dominant sides in the Premier League.

The north Londoners have promising young talent all over the pitch, with defensive midfield the only real area Arsenal look to for experience on a regular basis.

At present, Arsenal have the third youngest starting line-up in the English top-flight this season at age 24 and 1 month. Only Leeds (23 years and 8 months) and Southampton (23 years and 7 months), currently have a younger starting XI, and those sides are in the midst of a relegation battle.

For context, Manchester City – the other side competing for the crown this campaign – have an average starting eleven age of 28 years and 8 months.

But which team was the youngest to actually win the Premier League before this season?

The answer to that question is Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea. The Blues won their first PL title in 2004/05, whilst also setting the record for fewest goals conceded in one season (15).

Chelsea’s average starting XI age in that campaign was 25 years and 250 days old.

So, whilst the record for fewest goals will not be broken in 2022/23, Arsenal are on course to become the youngest team to win the Premier League.

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.


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