From Chelsea to Tottenham: Understanding London’s 5 Premier League Teams
London is home to five Premier League teams, ranging from well-known teams with worldwide fame to local clubs with loyal, passionate fanbases.
Since London is the UK’s largest city, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that the capital has the largest number of football teams of any UK city. London’s teams all have large fanbases, with most people supporting the team located closest to them in the capital.
From season tickets to free bets, football fans can support London’s teams and enjoy their wins in a variety of ways.
Below, we’ve featured all five of London’s Premier League clubs, with some extra information on their home stadiums, locations within London and competitive history.
One of London’s best known football clubs, Arsenal F.C. is located in the North London district of Highbury. As one of the capital’s most popular teams, Arsenal has a long history of winning Premier league titles, falling just behind Manchester United and Liverpool in total victories.
Arsenal is based in Emirates Stadium, which was built specifically for the team in 2006. As one of the first football clubs in London, Arsenal has a long history and a passionate fanbase made up of locals and international fans alike.
Another well-known London team, Chelsea is based in the London district of Fulham. The team is popular both within London and internationally, with a long list of wins that includes the UEFA Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup.
Chelsea’s home stadium is Stamford Bridge, which was built in 1987 and originally served as the home of the London Athletic Club. Chelsea F.C. moved into the stadium in 1905 and has used it as the club’s home stadium ever since.
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 F.C. was a founding member of the original Premier League. The team has taken part in two FA Cup finals in its competitive history, losing both times to Manchester United. As of 2017, Crystal Palace is based in Selhurst Park, which is located in the borough of Croydon.
Better known simply as Tottenham, Tottenham Hotspur F.C. is based in Tottenham, a district in North London. 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 Wembley Stadium. Previously, the club competed out of White Hart Lane, which has been open since 1899. The Lane is currently being rebuilt as an all new stadium, with plans for Tottenham to move back once the venue has been completed.
West Ham United
Located in the East London district of Stratford, West Ham F.C. is London’s fifth Premier League team. The club was originally founded as Thames Ironworks F.C. and has a great history, with a UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup victory and three FA Cup wins.
Like Tottenham, West Ham has recently had to leave its home stadium — the historic Boleyn Ground in East London, due to demolition. In 2013, the club signed a 99-year lease to move from the Boleyn Ground to London Stadium, which was originally built for the 2012 Olympics.