Revealed: The most unwatchable Premier League teams of the 2014/15 season

Were Chelsea really as boring as they were accused of being?

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Leicester were the most unwatchable team in the Premier League last season, with 10 of their games featuring in the bottom 10 per cent of matches ranked on entertainment value.

Nigel Pearson's side performed one of the great escapes with an incredible run of form at the end of the season to ensure survival, and few would argue that the Foxes deserved to keep their place in the top flight (certainly not with Pearson). However, based on pure entertainment value, Leicester were involved in more of the worst matches of the 2014/15 season than any other club.

The Press Association, which had reporters at all 380 Premier League games, ranked each match out of 100 based on entertainment value.

Analysis shows that in a season in which Chelsea were labelled 'boring' for the way they marched to the title, those that refute that suggestion will be pleased to see the Blues featured in just two of the worst 10 per cent of games.

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Burnley, who were ultimately relegated back to the Championship, were involved in eight ties, making them the second worst team to watch last season. 

Perhaps more surprisingly was that Everton were involved in seven poor matches. Roberto Martinez arrived at Goodison Park famed for implementing passing, beautiful football. However, it seems on too many occasions that simply wasn't the case, a view reflected in their disappointing league finish of 11th.

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Stoke and West Brom were each involved in six games considered among the bottom 10 per cent for entertainment.

No side escaped from featuring among the worst 10 per cent of games, although four sides did manage to be involved in just one. Arsenal's 1-1 draw with Manchester United was among them, whilst games played against Burnley by Tottenham and Swansea failed to get pulses racing. Perhaps most surprisingly of all was that Newcastle, a club engulfed by protests and concern over a failure to invest in the squad, were also only involved in one of the worst games of the season. Their 2-1 loss to QPR at Loftus Road was the match that failed to impress.

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Number of games involved in that featured in lowest 10 per cent of matches ranked on entertainment value...

Leicester = 10

Burnley = 8

Everton = 7

Stoke = 6

West Brom = 6

Crystal Palace = 5

Manchester United = 5

QPR = 5

Aston Villa = 4

Southampton = 4

Sunderland = 4

Hull = 3

Liverpool = 3

Chelsea = 2

West Ham = 2

Manchester City = 2

Arsenal = 1

Newcastle = 1

Swansea = 1

Tottenham = 1

Worst matches... (match with lowest ranking at top)

QPR 0 Crystal Palace 0 (28/12/14)

Everton 1 Southampton 0 (4/4/15)

Leicester 0 Hull 0 (14/3/15)

Everton 0 West Brom 0 (19/1/15)

Hull 0 West Brom 0 (6/12/14)

Burnley 0 Tottenham 0 (5/4/15)

Southampton 0 West Brom 0 (23/8/14)

QPR 0 Chelsea 1 (12/4/15)

Crystal Palace 1 Stoke 1 (13/12/14

Leicester 2 Southampton 0 (9/5/15)

Burnley 0 Leicester 1 (25/4/15)

Aston Villa 0 Crystal Palace 0 (1/1/15)

Stoke 1 Hull 0 (28/2/15)

Everton 1 Burnley 0 (18/4/15)

Manchester United 0 Southampton 1 (11/1/15)

Burnley 0 Sunderland 0 (20/9/14)

Aston Villa 0 Sunderland 0 (28/12/14)

West Brom 0 Liverpool 0 (25/4/15)

Everton 2 Leicester 2 (22/2/15)

Chelsea 3 Sunderland 1 (24/5/15)

Aston Villa 2 Leicester 1 (7/12/14)

Manchester United 1 Crystal Palace 0 (8/11/14)

QPR 2 Newcastle 1 (16/5/15)

Manchester United 3 Burnley 1 (11/2/15)

QPR 0 West Ham 0 (25/4/15)

Leicester 0 Stoke 1 (17/1/15)

Leicester 0 Manchester City 1 (13/12/14)

Crystal Palace 2 Leicester 0 (27/9/14)

Liverpool 1 Stoke 0 (29/11/14)

Burnley 0 Swansea 1 (28/2/15)

Manchester United 1 Arsenal 1 (17/5/15)

West Brom 1 Stoke 0 (14/3/15)

Everton 0 Sunderland 2 (9/5/15)

Aston Villa 0 Burnley 1 (24/5/15)

Burnley 0 Manchester United 0

West Ham 1 Everton 2 (16/5/15)

Everton 0 Liverpool 0 (7/2/15)

Leicester 0 West Brom 1 (1/11/14)

Stoke 0 Leicester 1 (13/9/14)

Manchester City 6 QPR 0 (10/5/15)

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