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Chelsea Fans Voted Worst Behaved By Premier League

chelsea fans Chelsea Fans Voted Worst Behaved By Premier League

 

The Premier League has released the results of the Behavior of the Public Fair Play League for the 2007/2008 season and Chelsea fans have been voted the worst.During each Premier League match, delegates from the Premier League score fans based on the following criteria: (1) verbal support in acceptable form and (2) recognition of outstanding play by opponents.

Club’s supporters can get a maximum 10 pts per match. The top 20 best behaved clubs for the entire 07/08 season are:

  1. Fulham, 319 points, 8.40 average
  2. Newcastle United, 313, 8.24
  3. Arsenal, 312, 8.21
  4. Portsmouth, 310, 8.16
  5. Sunderland, 308, 8.11
  6. Wigan Athletic, 306, 8.05
  7. Manchester United, 305, 8.03
  8. Tottenham Hotspur, 304, 8.00
  9. West Ham United, 304, 8.00
  10. Blackburn Rovers, 304, 8.00
  11. Liverpool, 304, 8.00
  12. Derby County 303, 7.97
  13. Everton, 303, 7.87
  14. Manchester City, 299, 7.87
  15. Reading, 297, 7.82
  16. Middlesbrough, 296, 7.79
  17. Bolton Wanderers, 295, 7.76
  18. Birmingham City, 294, 7.74
  19. Aston Villa, 290, 7.63
  20. Chelsea, 285, 7.50

Watching Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge this season, you can always see how confrontational they are especially when opposing teams take corners in front of the Matthew Harding Stand. The supporters have also been quite vocal in their abuse of even their own manager this season, Avram Grant.

Fulham, meanwhile, came in first place. While their supporters are very sporting, the noise level at Craven Cottage is barely audible at times and it’s usually the away supporters that are more vocal.


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