London side emerges best Premier League club of past decade with Arsenal ahead of Tottenham

London side emerges best Premier League club of past decade with Arsenal ahead of Tottenham

- Chelsea won the Premier League as well as the coveted Champions League in 2012

- The London based club has emerged the Premier League club of the decade

- Man City are in second position, while Arsenal are ahead of Tottenham on the rankings

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Stamford Bridge outfit Chelsea have emerged Premier League club of the decade after they reigned supreme winning the league in 2014-15 and 2016-17.

Roman Abramovich’s side also won the prestigious PL title in 2012, the same year they historically won the coveted UEFA Champions League in Munich.

They won the FA Cup that year and also replicated the feat in 2018 ,while they picked up a solitary League Cup in 2015.

And during the short stints of Maurizio Sarri and Rafael Benitez, Chelsea won the Europa League respectively.

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The second placed team is Manchester City, who won four Premier League titles, with Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini grabbing one each in 2012 and 2014 respectively - before Pep Guardiola's pair in 2018 and 2019.

City won the FA Cup in 2011 and 2019 - while they dominated the League Cup, winning four of the last five.

Guardiola and Co are yet to taste success in the Champions League, however, only once reaching the semi-finals.

Manchester United are third while Arsenal pipped Spurs despite having not finished in the top four since 2016 - on account of winning four FA Cups.

London club emerges best Premier League club of past decade with Arsenal ahead of Tottenham
Chelsea a PL's best team of the decade. Photo: Phil Shephard-Lewis
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Tottenham did come in at fifth, surprisingly ahead of Liverpool - despite Jurgen Klopp's Reds having won the league last season - after having beaten the North Londoners in the previous campaign's Champions League final.

On the other hand, Spanish outfit Barcelona have been recognized as the best football club of the 21st century according to the International Federation of Football, History and Statistics (IFFHS).

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The Catalan club has been named as the most outstanding club of the decade (2011-2020) as a result of their scintillating performance in the number of years. B

Barcelona won several titles in the last ten years including six La Liga Santander titles, two UEFA Champions League titles as well as two Club World Cups.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that president of La Liga Javier Tebas has urged embattled Barcelona captain Lionel Messi to remain at the Catalan club beyond this season.

Tebas was among those that prevented the Argentine from leaving Spain last season after the superstar threatened he wanted to move.

Messi was forced to rescind his decision after La Liga and Barcelona chiefs cited a clause in his contract - and with the player’s contract coming to an end, Tebas advised him to remain.

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