Premier League value – do the teams provided it for the fans? Just what is the worth of England’s biggest clubs and who is the most valuable club in the world?
OddsMonkey has looked at a number of Premier League values, looking at everything from season tickets prices to squad values and the results are certainly interesting.
First overall we look at the season ticket prices for the new season and going off the average salary for the town or city where they are based.
And the best value for money comes from newly promoted, who boast the cheapest average season ticket price in the league at £458 and coupled with Sheffield’s average salary of £21,626 that means that is just 2.12% of the yearly wage making them best value in the Premier League this season.
But let’s not think this is all about the newly promoted sides, far from as the next three are Premier League stalwarts.
In second, off the back of fourth straight season in the top-flight and their best finish 2001, Watford look to provide great value for their locals. Their average season ticket price is £609 and combined with the average wage of £28,355.
Perhaps one of the most surprising is the fact that Chelsea are ranked in third for value, despite the fact they have the third highest season ticket prices – but that is because the King’s Road is the most affluent of all Premier League districts.
Arsenal have always been renowned for having the most expensive tickets, but that crown has been wrestled off them this year with their North London rivals Tottenham – in their new White Hart Lane home – taking the honours as their average season ticket price is just £66 more at £1,395.
However, in terms of value Spurs are some way the most expensive in the Premier League with their average price costing their fans over 5% of their yearly wage with Arsenal coming in at just under 4% for their fans.
|Premier League Value||Average season ticket price||Average salary of the clubs fans||% of yearly wage|
|Brighton & Hove Albion||£690||£23,842||2.52%|
|West Ham United||£647.50||£24,611||2.63%|
In terms of squad value and Manchester City still rule the way in England and are still the only Premier League side over the £1billion mark – indeed the only club getting anywhere near is Liverpool, who are £34million shy of the £1billion mark.
The biggest drop in recent years is Manchester United – who are now in fifth on just over £700million, over £300million behind rivals City.
Not surprisingly the three lowest values in the Premier League are the newly promoted trio of Aston Villa, Norwich and Sheff United – but depending on their appearances in the coming months, that can quickly change.
|Premier League Value||Summer spend||Squad value|
|West Ham United||£78,000,000||£309,830,000|
|Brighton & Hove Albion||£58,500,000||£199,580,000|
We also thought we see just where City ranked on a worldwide basis, and City remain number one on the planet – but they are just £10million shy so by the end of August, they could very well find themselves at number one.
It is also not a shock to see that the Premier League’s top-six dominate the world’s most valuable clubs with Liverpool in 4th, Spurs in 5th, Chelsea in 8th, Man Utd 11th and Arsenal in 12th.
|World’s most valuable teams|
OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton commented: “Following the end of the transfer window we always take the chance to look at the values, but once again it is the season ticket and subsequent value that each side produce is the major talking point.
“And whilst it is not a huge shock to see a side like Sheffield United as the best value, we were surprised to see someone like Chelsea as third best especially when Tottenham and Arsenal are by some distance the most expensive.”
*Odds correct at time of writing
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