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Are Chelsea champions of the year-on-year football points swing? | The Knowledge

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“Chelsea finished the season with 93 points, 43 more than in 2015-16,” notes James Bolle. “That’s an even bigger swing than Leicester, who gained 40 extra points in their title-winning season. Has there ever been a bigger improvement in the top division in any country?”

We suspected this question might lie dormant, unanswered and unloved for decades, simply because it was hard to imagine a team have a greater improvement than Chelsea’s. But then came this email from Sean DeLoughry, who has done sterling work in this hitherto unexplored field of geekery.

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