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Which Premier League club has the most atmospheric stadium?

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A good cake is always made by its delicately-added topping of icing. The same applies for a football match, where the fans act as the icing on top of the cake.

Without a good old chant, games in the Premier League would be dead. And sometimes it can be the encouragement of the supporters that inspires the men on the field to change the game.

Just recently Jose Mourinho blasted Chelsea fans for their lack of atmosphere and labelled Chelsea's 2-1 victory against QPR last week "like playing in an empty stadium."

Atmosphere at Premier League grounds

Jim White, who writes for the Telegraph, has visited all 20 Premier League grounds to experience their thrilling atmospheres. But as the editor discovered, some of the stadiums weren't as loud as he first expected them to be.

Due to a poor run of form lately, spirits at Villa Park haven't been in the highest of fashions and their well renowned "Holte End" has been somewhat silenced in the previous handful of weeks since their horrible goal scoring drought began.

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Despite a goal against Spurs last Sunday, Villa fans didn't get up on their feet and make a song and dance about it too much as they threw away their crucial lead in the dying moments of the game which angered supporters furthermore.

Anfield

Now, from one of the more quiet stadiums in the country to one of the loudest; Anfield. It's traditional ritual before every game; the singing of "You'll Never Walk Alone" is just one of those moments that can raise the hairs on the back of your neck and give you goosebumps, not to mention when the ball hits the back of the net. The Reds fans certainly like to get into good voice every now and then.

From the west to the east and the KC Stadium which was rated 10th in Jim White's analysis. The Tigers fans always like to sing at the start of every match to urge their team onto an early goal, but in the case of last week they must have been chanting in the favour of Saints because they grabbed a stunning goal after just two minutes.

Hull and Palace

The entire ground is lifted off its seats on the 19th minute and 4th second to sing the infamous "City Til I Die" chant in protest of owner Assem Allam's controversial plans to change the clubs' name to Hull Tigers. But trust me, when this chorus gets going, you can really feel the ground shaking beneath your feet.

But who can fault Crystal Palace's "fanatics" who can be located in the bottom right hand corner of the Holmesdale Road Stand. To say they make a lot of noise would be an understatement.

Their endless chanting throughout home and away matches can buoy the Eagles onto a successful result as the faithful fans always remain in supportive spirits. Not only can you hear the roaring of passionate voices, but you can hear the constant beating of a drum.

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