Highlighted: Tough hurdle for invincible PSV in record run

This Eredivisie season, PSV is unmatched, having demolished PEC Zwolle last Saturday. Guided by an in-form Luuk de Jong, the Eindhoven team is stringing one record after another. Feyenoord is one of the last tough hurdles for PSV to overcome before they can set their sights on other possible records.

Can PSV break any more records?

After 23 match rounds, the lead of number one PSV over number two Feyenoord is ten points. Only in the 2014/15 season, this gap after so many matches was also this large in an Eredivisie season, when PSV had a twelve-point lead over Ajax. The largest lead a champion ever had over the number two at the end of an Eredivisie season was seventeen points (converted to the three-point system). This was achieved by AZ in 1980/81 (over Ajax), Ajax in 1997/98 (over PSV), by PSV in 2000/01 (over Feyenoord), and by PSV in the aforementioned 2014/15 season (over Ajax).

PSV players celebrate victory against Feyenoord in the Johan Cruyff Shield (04-08-2023).

Unique milestone of 65 points

For PSV fans, this has been a season to never forget so far. The Eindhoven-based team has only had four points dropped in this Eredivisie season and, for the first time in the club's history, accumulated 65 points after 23 Eredivisie matches (+66 goal difference). Converted to the three-point system, PSV could become the second team ever to have 68 points after playing 24 Eredivisie matches, following AZ in 1980/81 (68 points, +57).

PSV after 23 Eredivisie matches

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PSV only 75 minutes behind this season

That PSV Eindhoven are almost untouchable this Eredivisie season is reflected in the number of minutes they have been trailing. PSV has only been behind for 75 minutes this Eredivisie season, ninety fewer than second-placed Feyenoord. Only Ajax (34 minutes), Vitesse (29 minutes), and FC Volendam (12 minutes) know what it's like to lead against PSV this Eredivisie season. In this century, only Ajax in 2021/22 also trailed for such a short time after 23 match rounds in an Eredivisie season (43 minutes). For comparison, in the previous season, by match round 23, PSV had been behind for 339 minutes.

Johan Bakayoko and André Ramalho celebrate the 0-2 lead against Sparta (October 8, 2023).

PSV on track to make history

Should PSV manage to prevent a defeat next Sunday, all eyes will be on an undefeated season in the Eredivisie, something only Ajax achieved so far in 1994/95 (27 wins and 7 draws). PSV has already scored 77 goals this Eredivisie season (3.35 goals per match), and if they maintain this pace, they will end up with 114 goals. Only four teams have scored at least a hundred goals in one season this century: Ajax in 2009/10 (106), PSV in 2012/13 (103), Ajax in 2018/19 (119), and Ajax in 2020/21 (102).

Luuk de Jong's challenge against Feyenoord

PSV still have this goal total in sight, thanks in part to the excellent form of Luuk de Jong. The 33-year-old striker has scored 12 goals in his last eight Eredivisie games. However, Feyenoord has managed to keep Luuk de Jong from scoring in the Eredivisie for some time now. The PSV striker has not scored in his last 925 playing minutes of Eredivisie football against the Rotterdam club. The last time he managed to do so was on December 17, 2014 (scoring 3 goals).

Luuk de Jong celebrates a hat-trick against PEC Zwolle (February 25, 2024).

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