An interesting table has been published, showing what the Premier League would look like if it was made up of the 20 clubs with the biggest capacities.
Switching to that would see nine of the current PL clubs sent on their way, with eight from the Championship and one from League Two replacing them.
The Premier League would gain Sunderland, Aston Villa, Sheff Wed, Sheff Utd, Cardiff, Coventry, Middlesbrough, Derby and Leeds.
Whilst losing…Burnley, Swansea, Watford, Huddersfield, Brighton, Stoke, Bournemouth, Crystal Palace and West Brom.
The 20 Premier League clubs if based on highest stadium capacity, compiled by Sporting Intelligence:
Would you prefer the capacity-based Premier League?
I can’t really say I would miss playing any of the nine clubs that would be lost, not fixtures that you look forward to in any way (in my opinion).
In contrast, I think to greater or lesser extents, matches against Sunderland, Leeds, Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa all have some meaning, especially if you have a few years on the clock. Whilst others such as Derby and Sheffield United would at least have decent away followings, unlike the feeble efforts of clubs such as Stoke City at the last home match.