Diogo Dalot

Comeback Kings – 5 Premier League Teams That Have Picked up the Most Points After Falling Behind

No team in world football likes to trail. The pressure, more often than not, ends up being too much to handle and pushes the trailing side to crash and burn. However, delivering under pressure is a big part of football, and some teams just seem to be better at handling difficult situations. 


This list is about the sides who have been turning the table quite regularly in the Premier League this season. Here are five teams that have picked up the most points after falling behind.


Stats by: Transfermarkt

5. Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers have been punching above their weight this season, and a lot of it is down to their ability to withstand pressure. Nuno Espirito Santo's men have picked up 43 points in the Premier League this season and 11 of those have come from a position of disadvantage. 


Matches trailed: 17 

Wins: 2

Draws: 5

4. West Ham United

Like Wolves, West Ham United, too, have enjoyed a fruitful Premier League campaign this season. Their consistency is still a point of concern, but their ability to tumble the odds is certainly beyond question. Out of their 39 Premier League points, 12 have come after falling behind. 


Matches trailed: 18 

Wins: 3

Draws: 3

3. Arsenal

Unai Emery's Arsenal haven't enjoyed the best of campaigns, but they are still firmly in the top-four race. The Gunners have been quite resilient in the Premier League so far, but they are still not what we expect from a team of their calibre. Out of their 57 points, 12 have come from a position of disadvantage. 


Matches trailed: 12

Wins: 3

Draws: 3

2. Leicester City

2015/16 Premier League champions, Leicester City seem to be on course for a mid table finish. Brendan Rodgers has recently replaced Claude Puel at the helm and will hope to use his crucial top-flight experience to turn the Foxes' fortunes around. They have picked up 13 points after behind — a testament to their enviable resilience. 


Matches trailed: 21

Wins: 3

Draws: 4

1. Manchester United

Well this one's shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has truly turned the club's fortunes around and their gameplay is finally resembling the famous United teams of old. The Norwegian hasn't tasted defeat at Old Trafford — 9 wins and 2 draws — and has picked up a whopping 13 points after falling behind. 


Matches trailed: 12

Wins: 3

Draws: 4