What Makes the Premier League so Special?

Wherever you go and meet football fans, you are never going to miss a mention of the English Premier League. It is by far the most popular football league on the globe. American football fans will want to argue, but who’s got time for that? Right, no one. Let them first agree on whether their sport is actually football.

Here are a few things that make the Premier League (PL) so unique.

  • Top Talent

The English first division attracts the best players from all around the world. Whether in Europe, Africa or South America, most top players harbour a dream of playing in the Premier League. Some say this is only as a result of astronomical wages, but the bottom line is, that the division offers fans the chance to see top talent in action every week.

Players like Thierry Henry, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Didier Drogba, and Ruud Van Nistelrooy have graced the PL pitches in the past. Today, the likes of Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are a joy to watch.

  • Controversy

The English Premier league is never short of drama. From fans and media baying for the blood of managers to players striking to push moves, big takeovers, touchline bust-ups and insistence on holding off Video-Assistant refereeing, it all happens here.

  • Sensational Media

If marketing is one of the biggest consumption drivers, then the Premier League has done it to perfection. The league has amazing coverage whether you choose to follow on radio, TV or print. And lots of good banter on social media too!

  • Great Rivalries

Every pair of teams in England has enough reason to go for each other’s throats. From derby rivalry to fulfilling some banter threats, there is always a reason to get explosive. There is no single big body here; anybody could beat anyone on a good day. Which makes for another exciting factor; unpredictability!