THE Premier League’s best and worst starters have been revealed with a shock team bottom of the pile.
Manchester City kick the 2023/24 campaign off with a trip to Burnley on Friday night.Man City have the best opening day record[/caption] Newcastle tend to struggle in their first games of the season[/caption]
Ahead of the first whistle, BonusCodeBets have taken a look at what sides have the best and worst results in the opening gameweek across the last ten seasons.
City come out on top, having won nine of their last ten first games.
Their only defeat came at the hands of Tottenham two years ago.
Liverpool are also used to a flying starts and are the only undefeated side.
They last lost their first game in 2012 when they were shocked 3-0 by West Brom.
Manchester United on 24 points, Chelsea and Spurs both with 22 also enjoy fantastic opening day records.
Luton head to Brighton for their first ever Premier League game and the Seagulls must not underestimate them as they are the sixth best starters.
Towards the wrong end of the table, shockingly Newcastle have the worst first game results.
Over the last ten years the Toon have only claimed seven points on day one of the season.
That is not much worse than Sheffield United on eight and Crystal Palace on nine.
Meanwhile, West Ham are also slow starters and have the worst goal difference in opening gameweek fixtures on -13, conceding 22 goals in the process.
The Hammers have faced horror fixtures to begin over the years against the likes of Man City, Chelsea, Man Utd.
They met Erling Haaland on his Prem debut last season when he scored twice in a 2-0 win.
Other notable placements see Arsenal sit ninth after mixed results with five wins and five losses.