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Few people who saw the debut of the Premier League on August 15, 1992 would have predicted how big and popular the phenomenon would become. In that first season, the average attendance was just over 21,000 (compare that to the average, which is now more than 35,000). Whether it’s the TV audience, the number of superstars who grace the pitch or the amount of media attention that is transfixed on the league, there’s no doubt that the Premiership (as it is sometimes called) is the world’s most popular sports league.

EPL Talk covers the news and analysis of the Premier League. But if you want to dive deeper into club-specific articles, select your favorite team from the 20 listed below and then read the recent posts and archives (and bookmark the team page so you can keep on returning to read news and analysis about your favorite team):

Arsenal

soccer ball TeamsThe Gunners is the only team ever to complete an entire Premier League season undefeated. They’re also one of the most successful clubs in England, having won 13 top-flight titles and 10 FA Cup trophies.

 

Aston Villa

soccer ball TeamsFounded in 1874, Aston Villa has the proud honor of winning the European Cup in 1981-82 as well as being one of the oldest and most successful football clubs in England. Aston Villa was a founding member of the Football League in 1888.

 

Chelsea

soccer ball TeamsThe Blues have won four league titles, six FA Cups and four League Cup trophies. They’ve also won the UEFA Cup Winners Cup trophy twice. Since 2003, they have been owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, who has transformed the wealth of this west London club.

 

Everton

soccer ball TeamsThe Toffees have played in the top division for a record 108 seasons and have played more top flight league matches than any other club in English football history. The club was a founding member of the Football League in 1888. Its most famous player is Dixie Dean.

 

Fulham

soccer ball TeamsNestled in one of the most historic and quaint football grounds in the Premier League, Fulham is the oldest professional football team in London. The club is famous for many things including producing many British greats such as Johnny Haynes, Bobby Robson and Rodney Marsh.

 

Liverpool

soccer ball TeamsThe Reds is the second most successful club team in English football history. They have won eighteen league titles, seven FA Cups, seven League Cups and five European Cups, as well as three UEFA Cups and three UEFA Super Cups. The club’s anthem is “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”

 

Manchester City

soccer ball TeamsFormed in 1880 as St. Marks, Manchester City’s history is one of rags to riches. The club, which enjoyed their greatest success in the late 60s and early 70s, have big aspirations under the ownership of Sheikh Mansour. The side is also renowned for having an irreverent fan base.

 

Manchester United

soccer ball TeamsManchester United have the honor of being one of the most successful club teams in the history of soccer. The Red Devils have won an incredible 53 domestic trophies, which included the unprecedented Treble in 1998-99 when United won the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.

 

Newcastle United

soccer ball TeamsFounded in 1892, the Magpies has played at St. James’ Park since the club was created. The Toon’s most successful period of their history was 1904-1910 when they won a FA Cup and three top flight titles. The club is one of the best supported teams in the Premier League.

 

Norwich City

soccer ball TeamsThe Canaries were founded in 1902, and first won promotion to the top flight in 1972. The club has played 21 seasons in the top flight and is famous for having the oldest football song in the world (“On The Ball, City”).

 

Queens Park Rangers

soccer ball TeamsFounded in 1882, Queens Park Rangers is best known for their fabulous squad in the 1970′s which featured stars such as Gerry Francis, Rodney Marsh and Stan Bowles. The club returned to the top flight of English football for the first time in 15 years when they were promoted as winners of the 2010-11 Championship season.

 

Stoke City

soccer ball TeamsThe Potters have a proud tradition of being the oldest club in the Premier League. Stoke is renowned for being the team of renowned celebrity Sir Stanley Matthews, who is considered one of the greatest players of the English game.

 

Swansea City

soccer ball TeamsFounded in 1912, the Swans are the first Welsh club ever to play in the Premier League. They also have the distinction of being the only club in the Premier League that has fans on the board as well as being shareholders of the club (thanks to the Swansea City Supporters Trust).

 

Sunderland

soccer ball TeamsSince it’s formation in 1879, the club has won six top flight titles and the FA Cup twice. Nestled in north east England, Sunderland — nicknamed the Mackems — shocked the football world in 1973 when they defeated Leeds United to win the FA Cup.

 

Tottenham Hotspur

soccer ball TeamsFounded in 1882, Tottenham won the FA Cup for the first time in 1901, making it the only non-League club to do so since the formation of the Football League. Tottenham was the first club in the 20th century to achieve the League and FA Cup Double, winning both competitions in the 1960–61 season. In 1963 it became the first British club to win a UEFA club competition.

 

West Bromwich Albion

soccer ball TeamsThe club was formed in 1878 by workers from Salter’s Spring Works in West Bromwich. They were one of the founding members of the Football League in 1888. In 1919-20, they won the top flight title in English football.

 

Wigan Athletic

soccer ball TeamsThe Latics joined the Football League only as recently as 1978. In 1995, Wigan Athletic was bought by chairman Dave Whelan when the club was in the fourth tier of English football. Since investing a great deal of money, the club has achieved a meteoric rise into the Premier League where they’ve been since 2005.