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5 biggest London derbies

We take a look at the five best derbies in the capital of England.

Top 5 / Top 10 07 Jan 2017, 12:20 IST
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No place for the soft-hearted

Who doesn’t love derbies? Rivalries and the passion that goes into a match are few of the things that make football so exciting and the hate and hunger for glory that precedes a derby game is unparalleled.

English football has some heated derbies and rivalries like the Merseyside and Manchester Derby which rarely fail to disappoint. With a host of over ten teams set in more than three divisions, the city of London has some of the best derbies in the country and ones that fans cannot wait to watch.

For a fan, few things (if any) are as important as a derby victory and here, we look at the five best London derbies –

#5 West London Derby – Fulham vs Queens Park Rangers/Brentford

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The fight for West London is not to be taken lightly

A West London Derby is basically when any of these four teams – Brentford, Chelsea, QPR and Fulham face each other. However, these teams have largely been in separate divisions for the most part and Chelsea’s dominance in the Premier League means the fans do not view the others as their primary rivals anymore.

The other three clubs in question, however, play together in the Championship and even though their matches are not as heated as the other ones on the list, fans still take pride in this fixture and anything but a win is embarrassing for all the teams in question.

Both Brentford and QPR now regard Fulham as their main rivals, and hence Fulham’s game with either of the two makes this list (QPR fans do not consider Brentford as one of their top 3 rivals).

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