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Mirror Poll Reveals The Premier League’s Most Loved & Loathed Clubs

We all have that one team that infuriates us more than any other, the club we all love to hate.

To put those intense feelings into a more scientific arena however, the Mirror have polled Premier League fans to see which top flight club they hate and which club they love the most.

The usual scenario in most countries is that the bigger clubs, the more successful sides tend to be hated the most – anecdotally at least – while the current champions also seem to reserve a special place in fans’ love to hate category.

The list of most hated teams doesn’t trend exactly towards this way of thinking but it’s not far off. Unsurprisingly the new and old of the Premier League’s most successful teams feature in the top ten most hated clubs.

Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City all feature towards the top of the scale whilst arguably the world’s biggest football club Manchester United tops the tabloid’s poll. Unsurprisingly, Premier League debutants Bournemouth were the least hated team.

And who’s the most loved?

Yes, you’ve guessed it – Southampton. This is probably down to the Saints’ magnificent run last term, which saw them clinch a spot in this season’s Europa League while playing one of the top flight’s more attractive brands of football.

The list of the Premier League’s most hated clubs, according to the Mirror’s fan poll:

Club | Average of percentages

Man Utd | 68
Chelsea | 65
Liverpool | 60
Man City | 53
Tottenham | 46
Arsenal | 41
Stoke | 41
Newcastle | 39
West Ham | 37
Aston Villa | 32
Sunderland | 30
Crystal Palace | 24
Leicester | 21
Everton | 21
West Brom | 21
Norwich | 18
Watford | 15
Swansea | 13
Southampton | 11
Bournemouth | 9


Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena

Author: The PA Team

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