Which 20 clubs would make up the Premier League if it only included those with most top division titles in the past?
The excellent Sports Finance specialists Sporting Intelligence have published the table below, showing the clubs who ‘deserve’ on their past history to be in next season’s top tier and those who don’t…
Interestingly, if you judge ‘big’ clubs only by league titles then you have seven of the top nine included.
Anusingly, the two who are missing, are Aston Villa and the Mackems.
Funnily enough, the London media don’t mention very often that Spurs have only ever won two league titles.
Whilst many younger fans will be amazed to see that Huddersfield have won three, the same with Wolves, whilst Sheffield Wednesday have four, the same as Newcastle.
As for Chelsea, once again younger supporters may not realise that until Roman Abramovich started to pour his billions in, the Blues had only won the league once. That coming in 1955 when Newcastle won their last domestic trophy (FA Cup). Under their Russian owner, Chelsea have won it a further five times, the first in 2005.
Who says money can’t buy happiness (success)?
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