LATICS are currently the biggest “underachievers” in English football following their relegation from League Two, according to a new study.

Sky Sports have compiled the “Ultimate League Table”, which ranks clubs based on their positions over the past 50 years.

John Sheridan’s men are 46th in the list, having been founder members of the Premier League prior to their relegation in 1994.

Latics finished 23rd in the League Two table last season, failing to maintain their Football League status following a difficult campaign.

According to the data, their finish was 45 places below the club’s “expected position” based on recent history.

Liverpool find themselves at the top of the list, with Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham making up the top four.

Meanwhile, the likes of Everton, Chelsea, Aston Villa, Manchester City and West Ham also rank highly.

Other “underperforming” teams from the top four divisions include Notts County, Southend, Ipswich and York.

Meanwhile, North West neighbours Accrington Stanley are classed as the biggest “overachievers” in English football.

John Coleman’s side finished 12th in League One last term – 38 places above their “expected position”.

Brentford, Wycombe, Burton and Fleetwood are also currently performing better than expected, according to the figures.