The 9 Premier League Clubs Who Have Conceded 1,000 Goals or More

​For all the joy that scoring a goal brings to the player, team and fans, there is an equal amount of anguish to those on the receiving end.

It’s the name of the game, although some teams have had to experience it more than others.  


Since the inception of the ​Premier League in 1992, no fewer than nine teams have conceded 1,000 goals or more, with Chelsea the latest to join the list during their disappointing draw with Burnley.

The ‘1,000 club’ could jump to 11 members by May, if ​Manchester City concede a further 26 goals this campaign (highly unlikely) and ​Manchester United concede a further 77 goals (probably the likelier of the two). 

As for now, here are the nine sides with 1,000 in the goals conceded column… 


Chelsea – 1,001 Goals 

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The latest edition to this list, ​Chelsea’s recent 2-2 draw sees them enter at nine, as they failed to capitalise on defeats for Tottenham, Manchester United and Arsenal in a bid to finish in the top four and subsequent Champions League football – ​not that Maurizo Sarri is too bothered though.

The first of ​Burnley’s two goals at Stamford Bridge was the 1,000th the Blues have conceded in the Premier League. However, there are worse ways to go behind as Jeff Hendrick produced a stunning volley to break the deadlock. 

It’s hardly surprising they’ve conceded 1,000 goals though, considering they are one of only six ever-presents in the Premier League era, with four of the other five also making the list. 


Arsenal – 1,005 Goals  

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Next on the list is – surprise surprise – ​Arsenal, who have shipped just the 1,005 goals during the league’s inception in 1992. 

In truth, it was a very Arsenal way in which the 1,000th goal was conceded, as Matteo Guendouzi was robbed of possession on the edge of his own area by Dan Gosling, before squaring to Lys Mousset to knock in just his third league goal of his career to a virtually-unguarded net. However, the Gunners still beat ​Bournemouth 5-1. 

Since then, Arsenal have conceded just five goals in their last six league games. Although they did concede three in a recent 3-2 defeat to ​Crystal Palace, proving they can still ship goals like the best of them. 


Liverpool – 1,044 Goals 

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Liverpool enter the list in seventh. The Reds, like Chelsea and Arsenal before them, have also been in the Premier League since its inception, meaning the likelihood of them conceding a fair few goals is understandable.

What wasn’t understandable however was the way the 1,000th was scored, which came in a 4-1 defeat away to Tottenham in the 2017/18 campaign.

Dejan Lovren inexplicably let Kieran Trippier’s lofted pass over his head, giving Harry Kane the chance to latch onto the pass, round Simon Mignolet and score the first of four for Spurs at Wembley that day. 

The general consensus however is that that torrid day at Wembley has since been a turning point for Jurgen Klopp’s side, who reached the Champions League final at the end of that campaign, and could even end this season with a league and Champions League double.


Southampton – 1,079 Goals 

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At last, we come to a team on this list who haven’t spent every season in the Premier League!

​Southampton are one of nine Premier League sides to be the wrong side of conceding 1,000 goals, with the three they conceded in a recent 3-1 defeat to Newcastle United bringing them to a total of 1,079.

The landmark 1,000th goal came in somewhat controversial circumstances, as ​Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure bundled in Troy Deeney’s header with his right hand in stoppage time to rescue a point for the Hornets, at the expense of the Saints, in a 2-2 draw in January 2018. 


Aston Villa – 1,186 Goals 

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Before the 2016/17 season, ​Aston Villa had been ever-presents in the Premier League, but haven’t been seen in the division since their relegation in the 2015/16 campaign. 

Despite their exile in the Championship, the Villans still find themselves on this list, having conceded 1,186 goals during their time in the Premier League.

The 1,000th goal conceded however actually came in a 3-2 win for Villa against Manchester City in the early stages of the 2013/14 campaign – one that City would eventually see them crowned as champions.

Edin Dzeko netted the 1,000th goal to put City back into the lead, as Karim El Ahmadi had cancelled out Yaya Toure’s opener, before Leandro Bacuna and Andreas Weimann scored to give the hosts an improbable win. 


Newcastle United – 1,231 Goals 

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One of the most famous clubs in the Premier League they may be, but one of the reasons ​Newcastle United are so well-known is due to the number of high-scoring games they’ve been involved in.

As a result, the Magpies have shipped a mighty 1,231 Premier League goals since its inception. Still, the ship has looked more settled with Rafael Benitez behind the captain’s wheel.

Their 1,000th goal conceded, like Aston Villa, also came in the 2013/14 campaign. However, unlike Villa, Newcastle’s came in a 4-0 defeat, with Jay Rodriguez’s second of the game resulting in the unwanted landmark. 


West Ham United – 1,268 Goals 

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We’re entering the really big numbers now, as ​West Ham United currently sit in third place with an astounding 1,268 Premier League goals conceded.

The Hammers have dipped in and out the league since 1992, but it hasn’t stopped them conceding a lorry-load of goals. Manuel Pellegrini’s charges have already shipped over 50 goals for a fourth successive season.

The milestone 1,000th goal you ask? Leon Osman. The midfielder netted Everton’s second in a 2-1 win at Goodison Park in November 2014.


Tottenham Hotspur – 1,302 Goals 

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​Narrowly missing out on top spot in this list is ​Tottenham Hotspur, who are only one of two Premier League sides to have conceded over 1,300 goals in the Premier League. 

Spurs became the first side to concede 1,000 Premier League goals during a 1-1 draw against ​Wolves in January 2012, with Steven Fletcher’s opener resulting in the feat.

Since then, Spurs have conceded a further 302 goals, with the 1,300th coming in the recent 2-1 defeat to Liverpool, as Roberto Firmino’s close-ranger header brought about the milestone.


Everton – 1,309 Goals

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At risk of sounding like a DJ delivering the UK Top 40, but in at one is ​Everton, who have conceded the most goals in Premier League history at 1,309.

Their 1,000th goal against them was an equaliser converted by Kenwyne Jones of ​Stoke City during a 1-1 draw way back ​in December 2012.

Moreover, the 1,300th goal conceded by the club was scored by Raul Jimenez of Wolves in a 3-1 defeat for Marco Silva’s side, becoming the first side in the competition’s history to do just that. 

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Chelsea Confirm Callum Hudson-Odoi Will Undergo Surgery for Ruptured Achilles

​Chelsea have confirmed that wonderkid Callum Hudson-Odoi will undergo surgery on Tuesday evening after rupturing his Achilles tendon in the 2-2 draw with Burnley.

The 18-year-old lasted just 41 minutes of the game before falling to the ground in an attempt to chase the ball. He limped of the field, before ​confirming the severity of his injury shortly after.

​Chelsea confirmed the date for Hudson-Odoi’s surgery in a post on their ​official website, writing: “Callum is seeing a specialist [on Tuesday] afternoon and is expected to undergo surgery on his ruptured Achilles tendon [in the] evening.

The 18-year-old winger limped off during the first half of last night’s 2-2 draw against ​Burnley, his 28th Chelsea appearance of the season. He has netted five goals since making his debut for the Blues in the Community Shield against ​Manchester City at the beginning of the season.

“Hudson-Odoi made his England debut during last month’s international break, coming off as a sub against Czech Republic before starting the 5-0 win in Montenegro.”

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There is no information as to how long Hudson-Odoi will be sidelined, but it similar injuries in the past have forced players to miss anywhere between six and nine months.

The likes of ​Santi Cazorla, Laurent Koscielny and David Beckham have bounced back from similar injuries. Cazorla’s injury was particularly lengthy, as the Spaniard missed almost two years of his career as a result of an infection.

In Hudson-Odoi’s absence, the Blues will likely turn to either ​Willian or ​Pedro to close out the season, whilst ​Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic will also join the club this summer to help ease the struggle without their young starlet.

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Transfer Rumours: AC Milan Chase Richarlison, Juventus Join Battle for Ryan Sessegnon & More

Yes, the Premier League title race is enthralling. Yes, the battle for the top four is so bad you can’t take your eyes off it. And yes, the Champions League semi-finals are shaping up to be some of the most memorable in recent history. 

But does any of that matter when it’s transfer rumour season?

Whether you think so or not, it doesn’t really matter. Like Game of Thrones’ army of the dead, the summer window is right around the corner and there’s nothing you can do to stop it.

Here’s a roundup of some of the latest stories around Europe.


Barcelona Interested in Snapping Up Dutch Youngster Ludovit Reis

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​Barcelona have already secured a deal for Dutch starlet Frenkie de Jong, but it appears that they haven’t finished their business in the Netherlands just yet. 

Groningen president Hans Nijland seems to be resigned to the fact that Barcelona will be able to prize 18-year-old Ludovit Reis away from the Eredivisie outfit’s grasp, as he told Fox Sports (via ​Marca): “We’re seriously considering the possibility that he leaves for Barcelona next season.”

Nijland also confirmed that delegates from Barcelona have recently held talks regarding the availability of the youngster. Despite his tender years, Reis has been making a name for himself this season, making 27 league appearances. It’s looking increasingly likely that there’s going to be a Dutch revolution at Barça.


AC Milan in for Everton’s Richarlison Despite Huge Price Tag

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Many scoffed at the huge fee ​Everton forked out for ​Richarlison, but the Brazilian has been able to prove his worth for the Toffees this season, bagging 13 Premier League goals.

While a summer move is incredibly unlikely, ​Calciomercato are reporting that ​AC Milan are willing to try their luck. The report claims that if Milan are willing to delve deep into their pockets then there’s a small chance they may be able to twist Everton’s arm by offering no less than €75m.

If he does end up leaving Everton, Richarlison is said to be demanding to join a club which is competing in the Champions League but, even if Milan do qualify for Europe’s top competition, this one looks as though it could be far too complicated to pull off. Don’t panic just yet Everton fans.


Juventus Look to Rival Tottenham for Ryan Sessegnon

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​Fulham’s season was undeniably miserable, but there were a few (very few) players to come away with their reputations relatively unscathed – one of which being Ryan Sessegnon.

The youngster is almost certain to be on the move after the Cottager’s inevitable relegation to the Championship was recently confirmed and ​Tottenham are one of the front runners to land his signature. However, according to ​The Express, Spurs will face stiff competition in the shape of European heavyweights ​Juventus.

Fulham would be looking to raise around £40m for Sessegnon and, given how tentative Spurs have been in the transfer market of late, I Bianconeri may have the edge in this one.


Watford Lead the Hunt for Gent Midfielder Birger Verstraete

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​Watford have done a remarkable job under Javi Gracia this season, but there is no use in standing still and resting on your laurels when it comes to the transfer market.

The Hornets clearly recognise this and, according to ​HLN. they’re paying close attention to Gent midfielder Birger Verstraete. He’s by no means a household name, but earned himself an international cap with Belgium last year and, based on the plethora of talent they’ve been able to produce over the past few years, that’s no mean feat.

It’s not going to be a straightforward deal as the 25-year-old is also being pursued by a host of unnamed Bundesliga and Ligue 1 sides, but Watford are currently in the driving seat.


Manchester United Keeping Tabs on Chelsea Loanee Reece James

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Reece James is one of about 27,500 ​Chelsea players currently out on loan but, judging by his performances with Wigan this season, there’s actually a (small) chance he’ll have a sustained future with the Blues.

Not if ​Manchester United can help it. ​The Daily Mail claim that the Red Devils have been keeping an eye on the 19-year-old all season and could be prepared to make a move for him during the summer transfer window.

Interestingly, James’ sister Lauren currently plays for United and recently helped them to win the Women’s Championship title. Maybe she’ll be able to put in a good word for her brother.


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Chelsea 2-2 Burnley: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Clarets Move Closer to Premier League Safety

Chelsea were unable to move up to third in the Premier League as they drew 2-2 with Burnley on Monday night.

After Chelsea started the game on the front foot, it was Burnley who took the lead in the eighth minute. The Clarets won a corner as the ball fell to Jeff Hendrick on the edge of the box, who excellently volleyed past Kepa Arrizabalaga to give the hosts a surprise lead.


Chelsea drew level four minutes later, as Eden Hazard worked his way through the Burnley defence before pulling it back to N’Golo Kante who fired home. The Blues scored their second goal in two minutes, as Gonzalo Higuain lashed his powerful shot past Tom Heaton.

However Burnley got themselves back into the game, as Ashley Barnes poked home from a free kick just 10 minutes later. The ball found its way through to his strike partner Chris Wood, as his glancing header was met by an unmarked Barnes who drew the Clarets level.

Here’s our breakdown of this one.


CHELSEA

Key Talking Point

Chelsea produced another mixed performance, as their defensive performance greatly contrasted their attacking one. While the Blues were excellent going forward creating chances and controlling their game, their defending was very poor with no signs of organisation.

While Chelsea attacked well, their lacklustre work at the back cost them. It was frustratingly mediocre, with poor marking and positioning contributing to Burnley’s goals. Chelsea lost two points at the Bridge, as they couldn’t capitalise on their top four rivals’ dropped points.


Player Ratings

Starting XI: Arrizabalaga (6); Emerson (6), Luiz (5), Christensen (5), Azpilicueta (5); Loftus-Cheek (7*), Jorginho (6), Kante (7); Hazard (6), Higuain (7), Hudson-Odoi (6).

Substitutes: Pedro (6), Kovacic (5), Giroud (6).



STAR MAN – ​Ruben Loftus-Cheek had an excellent game on Monday night, as he controlled the game alongside Kante as well as working hard in attack. Although he picked up a slight knock in the first half, he carried on and played very well for Chelsea in a very physical affair.


BURNLEY

Key Talking Point

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​Burnley earned a hard fought point at Stamford Bridge, as they came away from west London with a result for the second year running. Their opening goal was excellent and although they found themselves behind just six minutes later, they fought hard to get back into the game.

It was a resilient display from Sean Dyche’s side, as once they drew level they fought to keep it that way. They stood firm in defence, giving a fine example of a strong back line. Burnley head home with a well deserved point, as they all but secured their Premier League safety.


Player Ratings

Starting XI: Heaton (6); Taylor (6), Mee (8*), Tarkowski (6), Lowton (6); McNeil (6), Westwood (6), Cork (6), Hendrick (7); Wood (7), Barnes (7).

Substitutes: N/A


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STAR MAN – At the heart of a superb defensive performance, Ben Mee was absolutely outstanding. The Clarets defender won every battle and every tackle, even pulling off a first half goal line clearance. He was outstanding all game long, and played a key role in Burnley’s draw.


Looking Ahead

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​Chelsea face another huge test in their pursuit of a top four finish on Sunday, as they travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United. The Blues will then travel to Germany in the Europa League, as they meet Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt in the semi-final first leg on 2 May.

Burnley are back at Turf Moor next, as they host title chasing Manchester City on Sunday. The Clarets are then back on the road five days later, as they make the trip to Merseyside to play Everton on 3 May.

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Maurizio Sarri Set to Rest Olivier Giroud for Chelsea’s Clash With Burnley Despite Impressive Form

​Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has hinted that Olivier Giroud will return to the bench for Monday’s meeting with Burnley, despite his impressive form in the Europa League.

Both Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain have struggled in front of goal during their respective times at Stamford Bridge, but Sarri has continued to leave Giroud out in the Premier League, even though he is the Europa League’s top scorer this season.

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​Speaking ahead of the game, Sarri insisted that ​Giroud has played more than his fair share of games this season, and continues to be dropped for fitness reasons.

He said: “Giroud played the match number 39 [in Thursday’s win over Slavia Prague]. Thirty-nine! Not number nine… 39! 39!

Starting games? With 19 or 20 I don’t remember. He is playing because he is very useful for us, like in 70 minutes against Slavia. Very, very useful.

“He played really very well but he needs to recover more than the other players because he is 90kg and so after the match he needs time to recover, only for this.”

In the Premier League this season, Giroud has made just seven starts, as Sarri has preferred Alvaro Morata, Higuain and even Eden Hazard in a central role. He has been forced to settle for minutes in the Europa League, in which Giroud sits atop the scoring charts with ten goals from 11 outings.

By contrast, Morata managed just nine goals in 24 appearances before his January loan move to ​Atletico Madrid, and Higuain has found the back of the net three times in 13 matches, all of which came against opposition who have since been relegated from the league.

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Giroud recently suggested that ​he may be forced to leave the club over concerns about his game time, saying: “I’m not satisfied with being second choice. The important thing for me is to have more minutes. I’m a competitor, so obviously I want to play more.”

He is out of contract this summer, but the Blues have the option to extend his deal by a further year. Sarri ​confirmed that club officials intend to do so, which would keep Giroud at Stamford Bridge until the summer of 2020.

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