Every Premier League club ranked by how much they are hated by their rivals

first_img 20 15. Swansea City – There’s little hatred towards the Swans. Although this celebration by Bafetimbi Gomis is arguably one of the most cringe-worthy the Premier League has ever seen. 1. Chelsea – Chelsea offend everyone. Their fans, their money, their captain, their miserable stadium – it’s hard not to detest the Blues if you’re a rival. But Chelsea fans will tell you it’s just jealousy. 20 20. Bournemouth are the least hated club! Click the arrow above, right, to see the full ranking of every Premier League club on how much they are hated by their rivals, from worst to first! – The likability of Eddie Howe and his players means the Canaries have come in as the least hated club in the Premier League. Scroll down for an explanation of the poll that produced these rankings. 20 18. Burnley – The Clarets don’t really offend, but as with every club, there’s always some that despise their fans. Blackburn? 20 17. Watford – Recently promoted to the Premier League after an eight-year absence, the Hornets haven’t yet caused too much upset. The club’s treatment of Quique Sanchez Flores, who left at the end of last season, did upset some, though. 20 20 4. Manchester City – Money, money, money. As with Chelsea, the Citizens have bought their way to the top and there’s plenty of resentment over their recent success. 14. Middlesbrough – Should the Boro, who have been very active in the summer market, settle quickly in the Premier League, they could rise in the table. 20 10. West Bromwich Albion – West Brom have become that club that are a bit ‘meh’, seemingly existing to tread Premier League water. The appointment of Tony Pulis may have annoyed a few rival fans, though. 20 20 20 20 13. Hull City – The stand-off between the club’s fans and owner hasn’t been a good advert for the Tigers. And these little flags are a bit Chelsea. 11. Crystal Palace – The Eagles’ uninspiring style of play and fairly dreadful stadium has done little to aid their standing with their rivals. And Alan Pardew isn’t the most popular of figures in the top flight. 20 20 16. Southampton – The Saints are fairly inoffensive. But if they continue to do well in the Premier League, they could start to really frustrate their rivals. Intense rivalry is what makes the Premier League great.Of course there’s an unspoken respect between clubs, but it’s the hatred felt towards one another that makes us love the drama that comes with English football.Taking such hatred into consideration, a national newspaper survey asked 10,000 fans from across the country which sides they detested the most.And the results are in… take a look at the league of hate table by viewing the slideshow above. 5. Arsenal – Even some Arsenal fans can’t stand the club at the minute. 8. West Ham United – There are few images worse than David Sullivan and David Gold stepping out of their Rolls Royces or helicopters for absolutely any club event. Not to mention being gifted a huge new stadium by the tax payer. 20 20 20 6. Tottenham Hotspur – Look at the glee Chelsea took in ending Tottenham’s ‘title challenge’ last season. And then there’s Daniel Levy squeezing the pennies out of every deal. 7. Stoke City – No amount of ex-Barcelona players seems to have changed rival fans’ views of a cold wet night at Stoke. 20 20 19. Leicester City – After their fairy tale success last season, what is there to hate about the Premier League champions? Perhaps a little envy and this photoshopped image of Gary Lineker. 20 3. Liverpool – History lessons, ‘this year will be our year’ and so on. As for ‘Anfield is not in England’, just because it’s full of Norwegian day trippers, you might want to check your geography… 12. Everton – Any club that labels themselves ‘The People’s Club’ is setting themselves up for a knock or two. What are all the fans of other clubs? Aliens? 20 2. Manchester United – If the Red Devils weren’t detested enough by their rivals, the arrival of the equally unbearably arrogant Jose Mourinho has only decreased their popularity. 9. Sunderland – Again, it’s the fans that have offended their rivals the most. Credit where it’s due, they know how to wind the opposition up. last_img read more