Every Premier League team ranked on how much the average 'dedicated fan' spends to support them

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Premier League fans will pay a total of £1.3 billion to follow their favourite team this season. 

That's according to research from e-Toro, who have released their annual 'Fan Financial Statement' for 2019. 

The report also explores the average price football fans pay, and suggests that increases in home tickets, TV subscriptions and club merchandise prices have hit fans and their wallets hard.

'Dedicated fans' will, on average, spend £1,888 to follow their team this season with most of that money going on what's mentioned above, plus travel, food and drink at English stadiums. 

But which clubs are the most expensive to follow and which give supporters the best 'value for money'?

Check out the list below, which ranks the clubs based on average expected spend for the 'dedicated fan' - an adult who attends all 19 home matches and travels to at least five away games: 

20) Aston Villa - £1605
19) Burnley - £1641
18) Leicester City - £1651
17) Manchester City - £1665
16) Sheffield United - £1696
15) Wolves - £1731
14) Watford - £1794
13) Everton - £1860
12) Crystal Palace - £1879
11) West Ham - £1883
10) Brighton - £1899
9) Norwich City - £1930
8) Manchester United - £1957
7) Southampton - £1964
6) Bournemouth - £1972
5) Liverpool - £2055
4) Chelsea - £2107
3) Tottenham - £2113
2) Newcastle - £2124
1) Arsenal - £2238

The list is a very interesting read - and although it's not too surprising to see Arsenal as the most expensive, it's very odd that Newcastle are in second. 

The table shows the full results of the average fan's expense

Credit must be given to Man City, as only three teams are cheaper to watch in the Premier League, despite the fact Pep Guardiola's side are back-to-back champions. 

The report also works out which club is really the best value for money, which is based on the total spend by 'dedicated fans' in relation to the number of points won in the 2018/19 league.

Check out the top 10 below and this time, it's no surprise that City are top:

10) Watford - £34.50
9) Everton - £33.40
8) Arsenal - £31.10
7) Leicester - £31.00
6) Tottenham - £29.40
5) Manchester United - £29.20
4) Wolves - £29.10
3) Chelsea - £28.50
2) Liverpool - £20.80
1) Manchester City - £16.30 

City are the best value for money team in the league

Given that City play the best value football in the Premier League, and are amongst the cheapest clubs to watch on average, it's rather surprising that the Etihad isn't full every other weekend.

You can download the full e-Toro report here

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