Premier League: The most competitive league in world football
- The Premier League is the most evenly poised and competitive league in the world, and here's why
The English Premier League is undoubtedly the most competitive football league in the world. The league is full of extremely talented players and any team can beat any other team, the big ones as well.
You won't often see a team that is in danger of getting relegated, beating a team that's in the top three of the league table, in most other leagues. However, that isn't a very rare sight in the Premier League.
The crowd, the atmosphere and most importantly, the game style in the Premier League is absolutely unmatchable. An upset in the Premier League happens as often as Gareth Bale gets injured.
There's so much competition in the Premier League, it's an absolute delight for football fans. You'd see 50,000 people for a match between the 19th and 20th-placed sides, and the way they cheer, shows the passion they have for the beautiful game.
What sets the Premier League apart?
There are few factors which set the Premier League apart from other top leagues like La Liga, Ligue 1, Serie A, and the Bundesliga, and makes it the best.
In all of Europe's, or the world's top leagues, even, there would normally be two or three teams that'd be in contention to win the league. Real Madrid and Barcelona, in Spain, Paris Saint-Germain, in France, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, in Germany, and Juventus, in Italy, usually have high chances of winning their respective leagues.
But, in the Premier League, there are practically 6 top contenders, with surprises being thrown up every now and then.
Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Tottenham are considered the big fish, while teams like Everton and Leicester City have also held their own in the past.
Who would have thought that among all these top teams, Leicester City, under Claudio Ranieri, would emerge as winners in the 2015/16 season, but, this only shows the intensity, passion and competitiveness of the league.
Some of the world's best players, the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Gareth Bale, Neymar and Arjen Robben, do not play in the Premier League. Real Madrid and Barcelona have quality sides and have some of the best players, and so do PSG and Bayern Munich.
However, in the Premier League, the disparity between top sides and the other sides is minimal in comparison to the other leagues.
In the Premier League, we have seen Manchester United lose to Huddersfield, we've witnessed Chelsea succumb at the hands of West Ham, and other shocking results as well. On their day, the 20th-placed side also carries enough potential to beat the 1st-placed one.
To be honest, fans get the best dose of football from the English League. Manchester City are currently leading the title race, however, after talking so much about the competition, it's obvious that a comeback for any team is possible, and anyone can go on to win the league.
Disclaimer: The opinions and views presented in this article belong to the author, and do not necessarily reflect Sportskeeda's opinion on the matterPublished 11 Dec 2017, 13:43 IST