After Chelsea got trampled last night and subsequently got knocked out of the Champions League a lot of people on social media and in some news outlets have criticised the Premier League as no longer being the heavyweight champion of European Leagues.
But, as an avid fan and watcher of the Premier League I believe it is my duty to defend the most entertaining league in the world and finally put an end to the debate that the Premier League is behind other leagues in being the best.
With no more English teams in the Champions league and no English team making the final of the coveted European competition since Chelsea won it back in 2012 many have questioned the power of the Premier league and many have said that competitive leagues such as the Bundesliga are stronger and will be the 'future' of European football, with the Premier League falling behind in terms of club growth and style of play.
Many have criticised the Premier League as being too backward when it comes to team performances, for example Chelsea have been lamented lately due to their 'park the bus' style of play which focuses on playing very defensive football leading to a boring performance in the eyes of many football fans.
Yes La Liga and likewise the Bundesliga have grown tenfold over the past couple of years, that is true, but do not have the same history and passion as the Premier League.
Yes they may also play more attractive football than some Premier League clubs but English football has always been about the gritty traditional style of play which fans have followed since the beginning and that's what makes the Premier League great.
To say that, as a whole La Liga, the Bundesliga or even Ligue 1 are better leagues than the Premier league though is just nonsensical in my opinion.
Take this season as an example. Over the course of the season there have been four teams to reach the top of the league for a certain period of time, and now coming to the end of the season it is still inconclusive as to who will win the league with three teams fighting for the title.
Not only is the top of the table a thrill ride to watch, the bottom of the table is just as exciting with only seven points separating Cardiff who are bottom of the table with West Ham who are 14th, so anything can still happen down that end too and we could see some of these smaller teams cause an upset and beat some of the bigger teams turning the whole league upside down.
Yes the Bundesliga and La Liga are two very good leagues with two or three great teams in those leagues. But the Premier League hands down is the most unpredictable and entertaining league with as many as 12 teams all possible contenders for Champions League places.
The future is as bright as ever for the Premier League though and we will see the rise and fall of some teams as we have in the past and we will continue to see English clubs have success in Europe for a very long time.
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