A surprising team with the longest unbeaten run in the Premier League

It might not be the first guess for many, but Brentford are the best team in the entire Premier League after extending their impressive unbeaten run with a win over Fulham on Monday.

Wasps took the lead after five minutes to secure a 3-2 win at the Community Stadium, which moved them within a point of their seventh-placed west London neighbours.

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The result also means that Thomas Franck’s side have gone 12 games in the Premier League since they last tasted defeat on October 23 last year – the longest active streak of any club in the top flight.

It’s not like the fixtures have been particularly kind to Brentford: they’ve faced Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and even league leaders Arsenal in their last 10 matches, picking up a total of eight points from those four opponents. Chelsea at the start of the season. Overall, the Bees have won six and drawn six of their last dozen games; Scored 22 goals, conceded 11 goals and scored 23 points.

The top flight this season still belongs to Newcastle, who went 17 games unbeaten between September and February, but that run ended with a 2-0 defeat against Liverpool at St James’ Park last month.

Indeed, of the so-called ‘big six’, only Arsenal can claim to have improved Arsenal’s current run of 13 matches unbeaten for months. Brentford finished with 1-0 defeats to Everton on 18 September and 4 February.

Defending champions Manchester City are on a nine-game unbeaten run since the start of the season, starting with a win over West Ham United on the opening day (August 7) ​​and ending with a 1-0 loss to Liverpool on October 16. Pep Guardiola’s team. Last season, they played the last 12 league games without defeat.

Spurs went seven games unbeaten from the opening day to 7 September, while despite a poor campaign, Chelsea managed to go six games unbeaten between the start of September and the end of October. Meanwhile, both Manchester United and Liverpool are on a five game unbeaten run at the top so far this season.

To put Brentford’s run into further context, Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund and Ligue 11 side Reims are the only other teams in Europe’s top five divisions to avoid a league defeat in 2023.

Along with their team results, Brentford can boast the most consistent penalty taker in the Premier League. Ivan Toni converted to maintain his 100% record in the league with a 3-2 win over Fulham, his side having scored all 10 penalties since joining the top flight last season.

Only former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has a better record than 100% penalty kicks in the Premier League, scoring all 11 of his shots in the competition.

In fact, Toney has converted all 22 penalties he has taken in all competitions since first signing for the Wasps in August 2020. The 26-year-old striker has also scored 27 Premier League goals in 55 games since his team’s promotion. Top flight for the 2021-22 campaign.

Phenomenal levels of consistency throughout. Second season syndrome be damned!

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