Most Improved Premier League Clubs in 2023/2024 Season, Liverpool, Aston Villa Lead

Most Improved Premier League Clubs in 2023/2024 Season, Liverpool, Aston Villa Lead

Martin Moses
updated at February 22, 2024 at 6:02 AM
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  • Liverpool leads the list of the most improved teams of the 2023/2024 season
  • Jurgen Klopp will be hoping to win a second Premier League title in his last campaign
  • Sports Brief takes a look at the top five most improved sides after 25 rounds of action

The 2023/2024 Premier League season is set to be an intriguing one, with three teams locked in the battle for the title.

With 13 games left, Manchester City have repeatedly shown their intent to become the first club to win four consecutive four titles.

Pep Guardiola's side have Arsenal and Liverpool for company this season, with Mikel Arteta looking to right the wrongs of last year. Meanwhile, the latter will try to send off their manager on a high.

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Pep Guardiola issues instructions to his players during their game against Brentford on February 21. Photo by Chris Brunskill.
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Most improved Premier League teams

Amid the three-way race for the title, Manchester United's rising ascendancy for the Champions League spots among other factors, we take a look at the most improved teams pointwise. We have compared their points tally at that stage last season after 25 games.

The list was compiled before Liverpool completed a comeback against Luton Town on February 21.

5. Bournemouth - +7 points

The Cherries' decision to hire Andoni Iraola just a few weeks before the start of the Premier League season appeared to have backfired in the initial games of the season.

Iraola failed to win any of his first nine Premier League games before getting off the mark against Burnley in late October. He, however, turned around the club's season, embarking on a seven-match unbeaten streak which included one draw and six wins.

They now have seven points more than last season and have improved six places.

4. Wolverhampton Wanderers - +8 points

Wolves benefitted from Bournemouth sacking Gary O'Neill but have been hard done by several VAR calls. O'Neill has, however, managed to craft a competitive side, completing doubles over Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur to help them have eight more points.

They have also scored 20 more goals than last season, with two of their forwards ranking highly on the top scorers charts.

3. West Ham United - +13 points

Coming off from a high season that saw them win the UEFA Conference League, David Moyes' side lost their most-prized possession as Declan Rice moved North for a club record fee. The money was reinvested in signing Edson Alvarez, Mohamed Kudus and James Ward-Prowse.

At one point, the Hammers led the Premier League table and are still in contention for European spots next season thanks to the 13 more points from last season.

They haven't won any of their last six games, though, which could curtail the gains made.

2. Liverpool - +15 points

Last season, Jurgen Klopp's side did not look like the side that had gone toe to toe with Manchester City for the title in the past seasons.

The inconsistent results finally cost them a place in the Champions League. This seemingly jolted them back into reality, with the Reds only losing twice this season - one a controversial VAR loss to Tottenham in North London.

With 15 more points than last season, they are in the driving seat to break the Manchester City dominance in Klopp's last season.

1. Aston Villa - +15 points

Unai Emery took Aston Villa from the peripheries of relegation and turned them into league contenders in the span of one year.

Aston Villa's steam might have gone cold in recent weeks, but they are still firmly in charge of the last Champions League spot. They have scored 21 more goals and shot up seven places.

On the other end, Brentford (-13), Fulham (-10) and Newcastle United (-7) are the teams that have lost the most points compared to last season, according to stats compiled by Planet Football.

Five contenders to replace Klopp at Liverpool

Sports Brief has previously shortlisted a list of five coaches who could replace Klopp at Liverpool. The German head coach will leave Anfield after nine years in charge.

Bayer Leverkusen's manager, Xabi Alonso, is the frontrunner after his fantastic work in the Bundesliga has propelled the side to the top of the table.

Alonso played for Liverpool between 2004 and 2009, winning the 2005 Champions League.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)
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