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The Champions League has a negative impact on English clubs in their subsequent Premier

League fixtures, a Sky Sports study in association with HPE has found.
Arsenal, Leicester, Manchester City and Tottenham were all victorious in their domestic
fixtures after the first round of Champions League games, but recent history suggests that is
unlikely to hold true for the rest of the season, with Premier League teams competing in
Europe's elite club competition often suffering a knock-on effect from their midweek
exertions.
Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea have taken part in the last five Champions League
competitions and over that period average a worse points-per-game return in Premier League
fixtures taking place after Champions League rounds.
City have suffered more than most, with their points-per-game haul in the Premier League
dropping from 2.18 when they haven't played in the Champions League earlier in the week,
to 1.76 when they have. That's a 19 per cent decrease.
Interestingly, City's neighbours Manchester United have proved to be the exception to the
rule. Over the past five years, in which United have participated four times in the Champions
League, the Old Trafford side actually have a better record in Premier League matches played
after those European games.

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick against Borussia


Monchengladbach

United have taken an average of 2.09 points per game in the Premier League following
Champions League action but that figure drops to 2.01 points per game when they haven't.
However, while their five-year average points return demonstrates a drop-off after
Champions League action, City, Arsenal and Chelsea have each had individual seasons where
they've picked up more points per game after European action.

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In 2012/13, City won 1.8 points per game after Champions League fixtures, compared to 1.16
at other times. Arsenal (in 2013/14 and 2014/15) and Chelsea (2011/12 and 2013/14) have
experienced similar trends.
In 2014/15, Liverpool had a better record after not playing in the Champions League. Under
Brendan Rodgers, the Reds took 1.7 points per game when they hadn't previously played in
the Champions League compared with 1.17 when they had.

Man Utd, Man City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool CL


records since 2011/12
Club
Arsenal

PL record after CL
games

Seasons in CL
11/12, 12/13, 13/14,
14/15, 15/16

PL record in non-CL
week

P46 W26 D6 L14 (1.83 P144 W82 D38 L24 (1.97


pts per game)
pts per game)

Chelse 11/12, 12/13, 13/14,


a
14/15, 15/16

P46 W26 D5 L15 (1.8


pts per game)

Man
City

11/12, 12/13, 13/14,


14/15, 15/16

P38 W19 D10 L9 (1.76 P152 W102 D25 L25


pts per game)
(2.18 pts per game)

Man
Utd

11/12, 12/13, 13/14,


15/16

P 32 W21 D4 L7( 2.09 P120 W73 D22 L25 (2.01


pts per game)
pts per game)

Liverpo
14/15
ol

P144 W77 D39 L28 (1.88


pts per game)

P6 W2 D1 L3 (1.17 pts P32 W16 D7 L9 (1.7pts


per game)
per game)

Europa League impact


While there is a clear overriding trend among Premier League clubs in the Champions
League over the last five years, the impact of the Europa League is more mixed.
In eight of the 12 Europa League campaigns by Premier League clubs since 2011/12, those
teams have averaged more points after their European fixtures than in other league games.
In fact, during the 2011/12 season Tottenham, Stoke and Fulham averaged considerably more
points in Premier League games after Europa League fixtures.

Liverpool have averaged fewer PL points per game after Europa League ties over
the past five seasons

That season, Tottenham averaged 2.25 points per game after their Europa League ties,
compared with 1.7 points per game in other Premier League matches. Stoke (1.78 points per
game compared to one point per game) and Fulham (two points per game and 1.2 points per
game) also responded well to Europa League competition.

However, the overall record of Tottenham and Liverpool - who have played a high number of
Europa League games over the past five years - shows they have taken fewer points from
Premier League games which take place following a Europa League tie since 2011/12.

Tottenham, Liverpool, Everton, Swansea, Newcastle,


Stoke, Fulham records since 2011/12
Club

Seasons in EL

PL record after EL
games

PL record in non-EL
week

Tottenha 11/12, 12/13, 13/14,


m
14/15, 15/16

P45 W24 D6 L15


(1.73pts per game)

P145 W76 D38 L31


(1.83pts per game)

Liverpool 12/13, 15/16

P19 W6 D9 L4 (1.4pts
per game)

P57 W26 D16 L15 (1.65


pts per game)

Everton 14/15

P10 W4 D2 L4 (1.4 pts P28 W8 D9 L11 (1.18 pts


per game)
per game)

Swansea 13/14

P8 W2 D3 L3 (1.13 pts P30 W9 D6 L15 (1.1 pts


per game)
per game)

Newcastl
12/13
e

P13 W5 D1 L7 (1.23
pts per game)

Stoke

11/12

P9 W5 D1 L3 (1.78 pts P29 W6 D11 L12 (1 pts


per game)
per game)

Fulham

11/12

P8 W5 D1 L2 (2 pts
per game)

P25 W6 D7 L12 (1 pt per


game)

P30 W9 D9 L12 (1.2 pts


per game)

Europa League play-offs played before the start of the season are not included, nor are
European fixtures played before cup games or, in the case of Wigan in 2013/14 and
Birmingham in 2011/12, Championship games.
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