The Premier League weekend of derbies

This weekend is set to be one of the most exciting in the 2017-18 Premier League season. Whilst the Merseyside derby is always an exciting fixture, the majority of people will be focused on Sunday’s Manchester derby instead. There are plenty of Betfair bets on Premier League you may want to consider placing this weekend, and the derbies are no

The Premier League action also kicks off with a London derby as David Moyes’ West Ham United take on defending champions Chelsea at the London

At the start of the season, most pundits and fans’ Premier League predictions had both Manchester City and Manchester United competing at the top of the table. While the two clubs occupy the top two positions in the table, Pep Guardiola’s side have already opened up an eight point lead at the top and have the opportunity go 11 points clear of their neighbours with a victory at Old Trafford this weekend. Manchester City have managed to gain this impressive advantage thanks to sensational performances from world class players such as Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane. United players such as Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku have performed well for their club, but their inability to pick up a win away at other ‘Big 6’ clubs has led to City gaining a huge lead at the top of the

Both clubs have managed to afford these players thanks to the large sums of money they have available to spend. Since the Abu Dhabi takeover of Manchester City in 2008, both clubs have been spending large sums of money. It’s only been in the last few seasons where both clubs have increased their spending by regularly spending over £100 million in new players every season. The infographic below looks at the transfer spending of both clubs and the players they have spent it on in the past decade.

The Best London Clubs

 

London is home to some of the biggest and best football clubs in England, with at least two London clubs finishing in the top 4 of the Premier League in the past 15 seasons.

The defending Premier League champions are Chelsea, although one look at the Paddy Power football odds will tell you that the trophy is unlikely to make a return to Stamford Bridge at the end of this season, with Manchester City’s dominating displays seeing them take an early lead at the top of the table.

The likes of Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and West Ham all have a rich history in English football and each have been home to some legendary players, from Sir Geoff Hurst to John Terry.

While Chelsea, Tottenham and Chelsea will be having hopes of getting into the top 4 at the end of the season, West Ham, under new manager David Moyes will be hoping the Scotsman can turn their fortunes around and take them up the table into a more respectable position.

We have created the following infographic which takes a look at these four London clubs and some of the interesting statistics behind them.