With the Premier League season kicking off today, there are a fair few things to note beforehand. With the League’s new branding scheme focusing more on the football than ever before, we’ll likely see an even bigger push from clubs, promoting themselves on social media.
Premier League clubs are social media marketing powerhouses (as well as being fairly good at kicking plastic air-filled bladders around too) with a combined 40-million Twitter followers; and that’s not even mentioning reach through hashtags and other platforms.
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But while watching football sure is fun, we live in the age of social media.
Have a look at all the Premier League clubs’ Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts below, along with their Snapchat and YouTube details if available.
When most critics thought Bournemouth would be relegated last season, they surprised everyone by finishing a respectable 16th place, above former Prem stalwarts like Newcastle and Aston Villa.
Established back in 1886, it’s safe to say that Arsenal is a London institution. Managed by the longest-serving boss in the League, Arsene Wenger, the club has over 50-million fans on social media.
Newcomers to the League and winners of the Championship, Burnley last played in the top tier of English football back in the 2014/15 season, beating the likes of Manchester United in the process.
Now managed by Italian Antonio Conte, the London club doesn’t need much of an introduction, winning four Premier League titles in the last decade.
Established 110 years ago, Palace finished last season a respectable 15th place after a promising start.
Liverpool’s bitter rivals Everton will be managed by Dutchman Ronald Koeman this year.
The Tigers are the third newly promoted team of this season’s League, after they won the Championship playoff against Sheffield Wednesday back in May 2016.
Surprise champions Leicester gained quite a name and a following thanks to last season’s heroics, boasting over 800 000 Twitter followers.
Former 18-time English Champions Liverpool had a difficult season last, finishing mid-table.
Affectionately known as simply “City”, the club is known for its remarkable growth to success, winning the League twice in the past decade, fielding some of the League’s most expensive squads in the process.
United has a new manager in Jose Mourinho this season, and a few new signings, including the new world record signing €105-million Paul Pogba.
Manchster United, oddly enough, doesn’t have a YouTube presence or Snapchat account at the time of writing, but the club’s website is available here.
The second club to be promoted after Burnley, Boro last played in the Premier League back in the 2008/09 season.
The only team representing England’s south coast, The Saints play their home matches at the 33 000 seater St. Mary’s.
One of the oldest clubs in the Premier League, Stoke City was founded in 1863 and are affectionately known as The Potters.
Now managed by former Manchester United and Everton boss David Moyes, Sunderland is one of only two north-east clubs playing in the competition this season.
The only Welsh team in the League, Swansea has been playing in the top tier of English football since 2011.
Currently playing home matches at White Hart Lane, Tottenham Hotspur will be moving to the club’s new 60 000 seater stadium in 2018.
It’s hard to miss the Hornets, especially when they play at home in their trademark bright yellow kit.
West Bromwich Albion
With Aston Villa relegated, West Brom is the only Birmingham-based club playing in this season’s competition.
West Ham United
The Hammers are playing at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium this season — the club’s new home. It seats 60 000 people without much fuss, but does mean that the club will be based 5.5km west of its former base.
The official Premier League accounts
The League itself also has a slew of social accounts, but no official YouTube channel. Its website can be viewed here.
We’ll be sure to regularly update this list as the season progresses.
Feature image: LIHD Leicester City via Flickr