The Premier League club whose fans drink more than anyone else has been revealed
Different drinks for different... teams
Some match-going football fans enjoy a drink or two before the game, maybe another at half-time to accompany the breakdown of the first half, and another at the pub afterwards for the post-mortem. Other fans prefer to watch the game stone cold sober, with a clear mind so they can fully take in the match.
Drinking levels at stadiums in the Premier League differ from ground to ground, as you might expect, with varying prices, and levels of stress that fans are put under by their teams performances.
FootballTips.com set out to discover which fanbase drinks the most on match days, so conducted some research to get to the bottom of it. 2,400 adults were quizzed, all of whom support Premier League clubs, as part of the research. The results may surprise you.
Everton fans lead the way, with Toffees fans consuming an average of 43 units per week, closely followed by Crystal Palace fans on 40 units and Chelsea fans, who drink 35 units per week on average. The rest of the drinking league table is as follows:
1. Everton – 43 units (on average)
2. Crystal Palace – 40 units
3. Chelsea – 35 units
4. Tottenham – 34 units
5. Man Utd – 31 units
6. Stoke City – 30 units
7. Burnley – 26 units
8. Man City – 25 units
9. Liverpool – 23 units
10. Arsenal – 21 units
11. West Brom – 18 units
12. Newcastle – 17 units
13. Swansea – 15 units
14. Huddersfield – 10 units
15. West Ham – 10 units
16. Watford – 8 units
17. Southampton - 6 units
18. Brighton – 6 units
19. Bournemouth – 5 units
20. Leicester – 4 units
Incredibly, a staggering 89% of participants responded 'yes' when asked whether they always drank alcohol when they watched their football team play (either on TV or in person).
21% of fans asked said they prefer to watch football in the pub, citing how easy it was to drink while watching the games in comparison to getting a drink at their team's stadium.
It's hard to read into the stark contrast between the fanbases who drink the most and those who drink the least. Maybe it says something about the unrealistic pressures that fans put on their teams. Maybe it doesn't say anything, other than Everton fans love a drink and that Leicester fans are still hungover from the celebrations after their 2016 title win.