The @PremierLeague is back

Saturday, 16 August 2014

This summer, 672 million Tweets were sent about the World Cup as football fans from around the globe shared highs and lows of the world’s biggest sporting event on Twitter.

Whilst memories of the World Cup begin to fade, the @PremierLeague springs back into action today as Manchester United (@ManUtd) host Swansea City (@SwansOfficial) in the first match of the 2014/2015 season.

With all 20 Premier League teams on Twitter, following each team is a great way to get closer to the action throughout the upcoming year. For more from India, look out for broadcaster @StarSportsIndia.

The most followed team in the Premier League is @Arsenal, with more than 4.24 million followers. Joining #AFC in the top five are:

  1. Arsenal (@Arsenal) - 4.24 million
  2. Chelsea (@ChelseaFC) - 4.18 million
  3. Liverpool (@LFC) - 3 million* (At time of writing #LFC ahead of #MUFC by 200 followers)
  4. Manchester United (@ManUtd) - 3 million
  5. Manchester City (@MCFC) - 1.92 million

More than 60% of Premier League players are now on Twitter, as well as two managers, @RonaldKoeman of Southampton and Garry Monk (@GarryMonk16) of Swansea.

Tottenham (@SpursOfficial) begin the new season with 76% of their first-team squad on Twitter — the highest of any Premier League team. However with the transfer window open until September 1, it remains to be seen whether they’ll maintain that position into the autumn.

Follow the conversation with Twitter

Earlier this year, research from @globalwebindex highlighted that 57% of Twitter football lovers in India said that football news breaks fastest on Twitter.

Throughout the season, many of the best-known voices within the game Tweet their observations and opinions, directly engaging with fans in real-time. Join the conversation by subscribing to this list of journalists, commentators and pundits who are providing 24/7 reaction, breaking news and insight on all things @PremierLeague.

Wherever you are this season, keep an eye on @PremierLeague and #BPL for chapter and verse on every match.

Here’s to the start of another exciting football season!