A new study has claimed that the ‘Top Six Clubs’ of the English Premier League are ruining the league with this huge financial pool.
Data from financial analysts Vysyble have compiled a report in which they have shown the monetary difference between the big boys of the Premier League and the other clubs in the competition.
Man United, Man City, Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea share a combined total of around £2.77billion of the whole income which means all the other teams have a cumulative total of just £2.05billion.
As per the Mirror, “In another damning revelation, that £2.77bn is an increase of £247m from the previous year while the remaining clubs have seen their overall revenues decrease by £10m.”
Roger Bell, one of the report’s authors and a director of Vysyble, said(as reported): “Last year we highlighted the Big Six clubs’ desire to reduce risk which they are now successfully doing with increasing amounts of European prize money and what will be a greater share of the Premier League’s international broadcast rights revenue.
“The downside is that the remaining group of 14 clubs, irrespective of the constituents, will fall further behind the Big Six in terms of revenue, profitability and on-the-pitch performance.
“With ten years of available data, we can see a clear correlation between improving economic profit performance by the Big Six clubs and their increasing share of total Premier League points.
“The Big 6 clubs are destroying the Premier League with money.
“Since Leicester City’s title win, the Big Six clubs have collectively improved their end of season points tally by 91 points from 393 in 2015-16 to a total of 474 points at the end of the 2018-19 season.
“The Big Six group is comfortably in the driving seat as higher profits are pointing towards greater points totals.
“The points gap between the title winner and the bottom club is a Premier League record 82 points for the 2018-19 season with two of the three longest unbeaten runs from the start of the season taking place in the last two seasons.
“With on-pitch team possession statistics from some of the Big 6 clubs increasingly reaching 70% and more, is this the game that fans really want?”