English Premier League is the most-watched football league in the world. People across the world support different teams from this league with full passion and love. Having passionate fans inside the stadium creates an incredible atmosphere that acts as the 12th man for the team. In this article, we have all the 20 clubs ranked according to the most passionate EPL fan bases.
Here are the most passionate EPL fan bases in the Premier League –
Wolves have enjoyed a blistering return to the Premier League, finishing seventh last season and making the semi-finals of the FA Cup. Clearly, the wolfpack have made Molineux a tough place to come for visiting teams. With their team’s brilliant performances, expect even better atmosphere at their stadium. They are now one of the most passionate EPL fan bases.
9. Manchester City
Being in the shadow of Manchester United for many years, Manchester City have now turned the tide in recent years and hold the bragging rights in Manchester. Etihad Stadium may not have the best atmosphere in England but Manchester City do in fact have some great supporters, a majority of whom have been supporting the club for years. There’s little denying that success brings new fans, but the majority of City’s local fan-base have witnessed a pre-Sheikh Mansour era. Their fans have historically shown tremendous support to their team.
In their first campaign at the Etihad Stadium in 2003/04, City fought relegation and finished 16th in front of an average crowd of 46,834 , which was better than most of the teams in the division. Also, when City were in League One in 1998/1999, the Blues had an average attendance of 32,547 – a record that remains untouched. Manchester City fans are quite the loyal group of supporters.
8. Sheffield United
Premier League new boys Sheffield United are ready to rock n roll in the upcoming season. The set up of the ground allows for a good atmosphere. The low roof above the away end allows for good singing from away supporters also. The construction of three large modern looking stands, makes it a great ground and one that has character. Their support put them among one of the most passionate EPL fan bases.
7. Tottenham Hotspur
As Harry Kane continues to lead his team to success on the pitch, Tottenham’s fans continue to support them greatly off it. As one of London’s oldest Premier League clubs, Tottenham has a long history that includes an FA Cup win in 1091 and a European Cup Winners’ Cup victory in 1963.
Currently, Tottenham is based in The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Previously, the club competed out of White Hart Lane, which was open since 1899.
6. Crystal Palace
Although Crystal Palace isn’t as well known internationally as Arsenal or Chelsea, it has a large, passionate fan base in its home district of Selhurst, as well as in surrounding counties like Kent and Surrey. Crystal Palace’s stadium Selhurst Park is one of the most Intimidating grounds for the opponents. The atmosphere inside the stadium is one of the best in the league.
They are known for their miraculous escape and it’s because of that fans pour week in week out to witness their side’s fight to stay in the top tier. Selhurst Park can hold 25,456 fans and manages to regularly average 25,080 – a 98.52% fill rate – exceptional figures for a club that continues to flirt with danger.