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26th Jul 2016

Here’s the Premier League table based on how much teams are hated

The numbers don't lie

Darragh Murphy

Have you ever wondered who the most hated team in the Premier League is?

There are a number of top contenders for the award in the annual League of Hate poll, conducted by the Manchester Evening News and its sister titles.

The survey began earlier this month and was focused on the 2016/17 season, thus including promoted sides Burnley, Middlesbrough and Hull.

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Sean Dyche manager of Burnley and captain Tom Heaton celebrate with the trophy as Sky Bet Champions Burnley are presented with the Championship trophy at the Town Hall on May 9, 2016 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Unsurprisingly none of those teams made the top ten as that was reserved for the more divisive sides in the league.

Chelsea came out on top, with Manchester United hot on their heels as runners-up.

Liverpool got third spot while Manchester City’s fourth-place finish likely stems from their recent wealth.

Liverpool v Manchester United - Premier League

People have absolutely no issues with Leicester or Bournemouth though, which is easy to understand as who doesn’t love an underdog story? Does that make the Foxes the best-loved Premier League champions ever?

Here are the results in full, going from the most hated to the least.

1) Chelsea
2) Manchester United
3) Liverpool
4) Manchester City
5) Arsenal
6) Tottenham
7) Stoke
8) West Ham
9) Sunderland
10) West Brom
11) Crystal Palace
12) Everton
13) Hull
14) Middlesbrough
15) Swansea
16) Southampton
18) Burnley
19) Leicester
20) Bournemouth

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