Some very interesting statistics showing which clubs have spent the most days at the top of the Premier League in its 24 year history.

No prizes for guessing that Manchester United are at the top with 2,294 days.

Also, not hard to pick out Chelsea as next best with 1,326 days, or Arsenal in third with 975.

What about after those three though?

It is easy these days for Newcastle fans to be so downtrodden and accept the Mike Ashley propaganda that we are just a run of the mill club but yes, Newcastle United are in fourth position in the list, having spent 360 days at the top of the Premier League.

Obviously the 1995/96 season figures largely in that total of 360 days.

However, Newcastle also spent time under Kevin Keegan at the top of the Premier League in the 1994/95 and 1996/97 seasons.

Also, under Sir Bobby Robson, who can forget beating Arsenal and Leeds away within the space of a few days to go into Christmas 2001 at the top of the pile?

It won’t be easy, with or without Mike Ashley, but who knows where ambition can take a club like Newcastle United in the future if the right ingredients are there.

Newcastle will always have the potential to be up there and we only need to look at what Leicester have achieved so far this season.

The Foxes have recorded 33 days at the top of the Premier League, which interestingly/amusingly is the exact same number of days supposed massive club (and allegedly Mike Ashley supported) Tottenham Hotspur have also spent at the top of the division in the last 24 years.

Figures below put together by Martin Tyler for Sky Sports, most days spent at the top of the Premier League in its history so far.

2,294 Man Utd   

1,326 Chelsea     

975 Arsenal        

360 Newcastle  

301 Man City

288 Liverpool    

238 Blackburn   

162 Aston Villa  

159 Leeds           

129 Norwich