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Understanding London’s Five Premier League Football Clubs

London is home to five Premier League football teams, giving it the most premiership clubs of any city in the UK.

This should come as no surprise, given London’s large population and importance as a major centre of sports competition. There are also a variety of non-premiership football clubs in and around London, such as teams that compete in EFL League One and the EFL Championship.

London’s high-profile teams are widely followed, making it easy to view their games on TV or online and place free bets on specific teams, players and scores.

Would you like to learn more about London’s Premier League football teams? Below, we’ve listed all five of London’s Premier League clubs, along with useful information about their fan community and home stadiums.

 

Arsenal

One of London’s most popular football clubs, Arsenal has won an impressive 13 League titles, 13 FA cups and two League Cups. The team’s achievements also include 15 FA Community Shields, one UEFA Winners’ Cup and an Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

Arsenal is based out of the London district of Highbury and has a fanbase that extends from its home area in North London across the world. Right now, Arsenal is based in Emirates Stadium, a venue that was designed and constructed specifically for the team in the mid-2000s.

 

Chelsea

London’s second most well-known football team, Chelsea also has a fanbase that’s located in its home area of Fulham and distributed around the world. Forbes has previously ranked Chelsea as the seventh most valuable football club in the world, showcasing its huge popularity.

Chelsea FC. has an impressive record, winning six national league titles, seven FA Cups and a total of five League Cups. Chelsea has also won the UEFA Champions League, giving the team an impressive international football presence.

 

Crystal Palace

Located in Selhurst, Crystal Palace has a passionate fanbase in certain parts of London but less of an international presence than Chelsea or Arsenal. Palace plays out of Selhurst Park, a large sports stadium open since 1924 that previously hosted the 1948 Olympics.

Crystal Palace has reached the FA Cup final twice in the team’s competitive history, losing both finals to Manchester United. Although Palace isn’t as well known outside London as Chelsea or Arsenal, the club has a passionate fan base within South London and the surrounding area.

 

Tottenham Hotspur

Better known as simply Tottenham, Tottenham Hotspur F.C. is a football club based out of the North London district of Tottenham. Originally founded in 1882, Tottenham is one of London’s oldest football clubs and the first non-League team to achieve an FA Cup victory.

Over the years, Tottenham has achieved several notable title wins, taking home the FA Cup several times throughout the 20th century. More recently, the team won the League Cup in 2008, proving that it’s still an impressive performer.

As of 2017, Tottenham is based out of Wembley Stadium while the team’s original ground — White Hart Lane — is rebuilt and expanded.

 

West Ham United

Based in the East London district of Stratford, West Ham United is another London Premier League team with a long and interesting history. Founded in 1895, the club was once called Thames Ironworks before changing its name to West Ham United in 1900.

West Ham has achieved three FA Cup victories, the first in 1964, the second in 1975 and the most recent in 1980. The team also won the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1965.

Previously, West Ham United competed out of the Boleyn Ground — a stadium that’s currently being demolished and redeveloped. Since 2017, the team has used London Olympic Stadium for its competitive matches.

 

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