Arguably, London is the football hub of the United Kingdom. Besides playing host to Wembley Stadium, the venue of FA Cup finals, and the home ground of the England national team, London houses some of the best clubs in the English Premier League. In this article, you will learn about the Premier League Teams in London.
In the 2021-2022 season, there are six London clubs in the Premier League – Chelsea football club, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal football club, Crystal Palace, Brentford, and West Ham United. On the current standing on the league table, all the clubs are likely to make it to next season in the Premier League, especially the usual suspects – Chelsea 3rd spot, Tottenham 4th spot, and Arsenal 5th spot. West Ham United, Brentford, and Crystal Palace are currently sitting on the 7th, 11th, and 12th spots respectively.
Below are what you need to know about these London Teams:
Arsenal football club is arguably the most successful team in London as far as the number of titles won is concerned. The club was established in 1886 and plays its home matches at the 60,383 capacity Emirates Stadium.
The club has won 13 League titles, a record 14 FA Cups, two League Cups, 16 FA Community Shields, the only League Centenary Trophy, one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, and one Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. One record Arsenal fans like to brag about is the unbeaten run of the club in the 2003-2004 season tagged “the invincible”.
Chelsea football club is the biggest rival to Arsenal. The club was established in 1905. Its home ground is a 41,798 capacity stadium known as Stamford Bridge.
In recent history, especially since Russia businessman Roman Abramovich took over the ownership of the club, Chelsea has risen to become one of the most successful clubs in the Premier League. They have been league champions six times and won over thirty competitive honors – including six European trophies.
Their fans will always want to remind you that the club is the first and the only club in London to win the UEFA Champions League and the Europa League Cup. They also hold other numerous records which include conceding the fewest number of goals during a league season (15).
Like Arsenal, Tottenham has played in the UEFA Champions League finals but are yet to win the prestigious title. The club was founded in 1882 and currently plays in a 62,062 capacity stadium known as Tottenham Stadium.
Tottenham is The first London club to win a European trophy, the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1963. Also, the inaugural winner of the UEFA Cup in 1972. In total, the club has won two league titles, eight FA Cups, four League Cups, seven FA Community Shields, one European Cup Winners’ Cup and two UEFA Cups.
Crystal Palace was established in 1905 and currently plays its home matches in a 25,486 capacity stadium known as
Selhurst Park. The club’s highest ever league finish to date is third place in the old First Division, now known as the Premier League, achieved in the 1990–91 season. Palace was denied a place in Europe at the end of that season only because of the partial UEFA ban on English clubs at that time following the Heysel Stadium disaster.
The club has been FA Cup finalists twice, losing to Manchester United on both occasions in 1990 and 2016.
West Ham United was established in 1900 and currently uses London Stadium as its home ground with 60,000 sitting capacity. West Ham has been winners of the FA Cup three times; in 1964, 1975 and 1980, and have also been runners-up twice; in 1923 and 2006. The club has reached two major European finals, winning the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1965 and finishing runners-up in the same competition in 1976. West Ham also won the Intertoto Cup in 1999.
Brentford was established on 10 October 1889. After a series of failures, Brentford gained promotion to the Premier League for the first in the club’s history ahead of the 2021-2022 season.
That is, Brentford has never played in the Premier League since the 1946–1947 season. Hence, the club’s best achievement is playing in the Premier League in the 2021-2022 season, an experience that might not end anytime soon.
How many Premier League teams are in London?
During the 2021-2022 season, the Premier League featured six clubs which are located in London. The Premier League clubs are Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, West Ham United, Crystal Palace, and Brentford.
Based on this, there are six Premier League teams in London, and might increase if more clubs based in London gain promotion to the Premier League in subsequent league seasons.
Which Premier League teams are in London?
The following are the Premier League clubs in London, including their locations, stadiums, and stadium capacity:
- Tottenham Hotspur:
Tottenham Hotspur is located in the Tottenham area of London. The Premier League club makes use of the 62,850 capacity Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is the biggest stadium used by a Premier League club in London.
- Arsenal football club:
Arsenal football club is located in the Holloway area of London. The Premier League club makes use of the 60,704 capacity Emirates Stadium. The Emirates Stadium is the second biggest stadium occupied by a Premier League club in London.
3. West Ham United:
West Ham United is located in the Stratford area of London. The club currently uses the 60,000 capacity London Stadium. The London Stadium is the third biggest stadium in London occupied by a Premier League club.
Chelsea football club is located in the Fulham area of London. The club currently uses the 40,834 capacity Stamford Bridge stadium. The Stamford Bridge is the fourth biggest stadium in London currently occupied by a Premier League club.
5. Crystal Palace.
Crystal Palace is located in the Selhurst area of London. The Premier League club makes use of the 25,486 capacity Selhurst Park. The stadium is the fifth biggest stadium in London used by a Premier League club.
Brentford is located in the Brentford area of London. The Premier League club makes use of the 17,250 capacity Brentford Community Stadium. The Brentford Community Stadium is the smallest stadium used by a Premier League club in London.
How are the Premier League teams in London performing in the league using the 2021-2022 season as a yardstick:
- Chelsea (3rd)
Chelsea are currently sitting on the 3rd spot on the league table with 70 points in 36 games. In 36 games in the 2021-2022 season, Chelsea recorded 20 wins, 10 draws, and 6 defeats.
- Tottenham Hotspur (4th)
Tottenham Hotspur are currently battling to qualify for a Champions League spot. They are currently occupying the 4th spot with 68 points in 37 games. In 37 games, they recorded 21 wins, five draws, and 11 defeats.
- Arsenal (5th)
Arsenal are currently occupying the 5th spot with 66 points in 36 games. In 36 games, they recorded 21 wins, three draws, and 12 defeats.
- West Ham United (7th)
West Ham United are currently occupying the 7th spot on the league table with 56 points in 37 games. In 37 games, West Ham United have recorded 16 wins, 8 draws, and 13 defeats.
- Brentford (11th)
Brentford is currently occupying the 11th spot on the league table with 46 points in 37 games. In 37 games, the club has recorded 13 wins, 7 draws, and 17 defeats.
- Crystal Palace (12th)
Crystal Palace is currently occupying the 12th spot on the league table with 45 points in 36 games. In 36 league games, the club recorded 10 wins, 15 draws, and 11 defeats.