For years, the Premier League has been dubbed the best league in the world. Fans all over the world turn on their televisions, despite whatever time it might be in their country, to see some of the best players from across the footballing globe. But is the Premier League better than it was five years ago, or has the drama and excitement disappeared over the years?
The 2007-08 season saw one of the tightest relegation fights there had been in years. Birmingham and Reading were relegated on the last day of the season, with goal difference deciding the Royals’ fate, and they joined Derby into falling into the Championship next season.
There was drama at the top of the league too, as United won the league by just 2 points, with Chelsea hot on their heels. With players such as Ronaldo, Fabregas and the in-form Fernando Torres playing, it was a fantastic season to watch.
This year’s relegation scrap has been tense too, with Wigan eventually going down. But they kept things close, and the season finished with 5 teams just 6 points above the relegation zone. There was also a fight for the last Champions League place, as it went down to the last day of the season to decide who will play in Europe’s top flight competition.
There have been goals too. With games like Arsenal’s 7-3 over Newcastle, there has been an average of 2.8 goals per match, compared to 2.64 in 07-08. With Gareth Bale dominating the PFA player awards, playing against the likes of Suarez and van Persie, this year has displayed some world-class players.
So is today’s Premier League better than it was 5 years ago? Vote below to have your say.