While the Premier League is said to be the best football league in the world to watch, especially among UK supporters, the Champions League often provides better quality football. The Premier League is full of drama and upset, while fans and players alike can simply marvel at the skills of the teams in the Champions League. Not only do you get to see the best players on the planet to make it essential viewing, but you get to watch the best teams in the world too. So which is the best to watch – the Premier League or the stages of the Champions League?
Top of the World
Everyone around the world knows about English football and their teams. It doesn’t matter where you are, tell the taxi driver you are from England and he is likely to reply ‘Manchester United’. You’ll find Man Utd and Liverpool shirts anywhere in the world. However, while English football once dominated the world, the same cannot be said today. Eight years ago, four of the world’s top five sides were English but now teams in Spain, Germany, Italy and France are dominating. The last time an English club reached a Champions League final was in 2012.
Jose Mourinho feels English clubs are ‘second level’ to teams such as Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich because they focus too much on qualifying for the final 16. The other teams are more ambitious and see the qualifiers as the warm-up games for the knockout rounds.
We’re sure you’ll find when deciding the colours for your teams, players will choose according to their favourite teams. Liverpool fans will opt for red strips while Chelsea fans will want blue. You can find football kits in a range of colours and designs at companies such as https://www.kitking.co.uk/football-kits.
Champions of Europe
The statistics speak for themselves when it comes to whether the Champions League produces better football than the Premier League. FIFA has announced its list of the 24 best footballers in the world and just four play in the UK, namely Alexis Sanchez, N’Golo Kante, Harry Kane (who is also the only English-born player on the list) and Eden Hazard. Nearly half – 11 in fact – play in Spain, including arguably the two best players in the world, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.