London; Manchester evening news. Chelsea have overtaken Manchester United as the most hated club in the Premier League. This means United are no longer the most hated side in the Premier League.
The findings were arrived at after a national survey was carried out asking fans of each top flight club which sides they hate, and which they love, and the west London club came out as the most disliked club overall.
United, who won the dubious accolade last year, have been revealed to be the next most reviled side.Liverpool are in third spot followed by Manchester City and then Arsenal to complete the top five.
United supporters said that they hated Manchester City the most, followed by Liverpool and then Arsenal.However, United were the most hated club of four clubs – City, Liverpool, Crystal Palace and West Brom. Nearly 10,000 fans of clubs from across the country had their say in the annual poll.
The results weighted the opinions of each club equally, making the overall table a fair representation of the view of the average football fan.
Bournemouth came bottom of the list, making them the division’s least hated club. Leicester were second – proving that success alone isn’t enough to make rival fans hate your side.
The survey was run by the Manchester Evening News and its sister titles across the country, including the Mirror.