The Premier League season according to Twitter

The World Game has taken a look at how the Premier League season played out over Twitter and found some interesting and some surprising titbits.

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The 2015-2016 Premier League season was one of the most unbelievable in recent history, with Leicester City (), becoming the Premier League champions after a spectacular, and quite frankly, shocking season.  

The World Game has taken a look at how the season played out over Twitter and found some interesting and some surprising titbits:

  • Arsenal fans must be left wondering what could have been had Danny Welbeck scored to beat the eventual premiers on Valentine’s Day this year. That moment was the second most Tweeted moment of the whole campaign, second only to the final whistle at Stamford Bridge which crowned Leicester as premiers.
  • We also pulled together an alternative league table, ranking teams according to Twitter mentions instead of points. Surprisingly, for all the fanfare of Leicester this season, they wouldn’t even qualify for the Champions League if it was based on Twitter mentions with the original ‘Big 4’ of Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool taking honours
  • Despite one of his more low-key seasons to-date, Wayne Rooney was still the most talked about player followed by teammate Anthony Martial. Jamie Vardy only came in seventh!
  • Lastly, always the conversation starter, Louis van Gaal was the most talked about manager of the season
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Most-Tweeted Moments this season

1. The final whistle blows at Stamford Bridge and Leicester are confirmed as Premier League winners - 187K Tweets Per Minute (May 2, 2016)

2. Welbeck scores in the dying seconds to give Arsenal a vital 2-1 victory over Leicester - 51,000 TPM (14 Feb, 2016)

3. Marcus Rashford gives an under-strength United a 2-0 lead at home to Arsenal - 49,000 TPM (28 Feb, 2016)

4. Hazard scores an incredible equaliser vs. Tottenham - if it stays at 2-2 Leicester will be Champions - 49K TPM (May 2, 2016)

5. Alexis Sanchez scores to put 3-0 up against Man United in the first 20 mins at Emirates - 47,000 TPM (4 Oct, 2015)

6. Ozil scores moments after Arsenal go one up, giving them a 2-0 seventh minute lead against Man United - 41,000 TPM (4 Oct, 2015)

7. Gabriel is sent-off following an altercation with Diego Costa, which results in a bit of a brawl - 38,000 TPM (19 Sept, 2015)

8. Louis Van Gaal throws himself to the floor in front of Mike Dean to protest Arsenal's supposed theatrics - 36,000 TPM (28 Feb, 2016)

9. Benteke scores a wonder goal at Old Trafford to bring Liverpool back to 2-1 against Man United - 35,000 TPM (12 Sept, 2015)

10. Fernandinho makes it 3-0 to Man City in the last 5 mins as they dominate Chelsea at Etihad - 34,000 TPM (16 Aug, 2015)

11. Giroud puts Arsenal 2-0 up against Man City on the brink of half-time at Emirates - 33,000 TPM (21 Dec, 2015)

12. Jamie Vardy breaks the PL record as he scores in his 11th consecutive game against Man United - 32,700 TPM (28 Nov, 2015)

13. Huth gets his second of the game as Leicester take a 3-0 lead against Man City at Etihad - 31,000 TPM (6 Feb, 2016)

14. Martial scores on his debut to seal the three points for Man United against Liverpool - 30,700 TPM (12 Sept, 2015)

15. Benteke rounds off Liverpool's 3-1 victory at Stamford Bridge with a goal - 29,000 TPM (31 Oct, 2015)



Most-Discussed Players

1) Wayne Rooney

2) Anthony Martial

3) John Terry

4) Harry Kane

5) Eden Hazard

6) David De Gea

7) Jamie Vardy

8) Mesut Ozil

9) Olivier Giroud

10) Sergio Aguero

11) Phillipe Coutinho

12) Diego Costa

13) Riyad Mahrez

14) Petr Cech

15) Marcus Rashford



Most-Discussed Managers 

1) Louis Van Gaal

2) Jose Mourinho

3) Jurgen Klopp

4) Arsene Wenger

5) Rafa Benitez


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Published 19 May 2016 at 7:31pm
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