A Look at Three of the Oldest Grounds in the Premier League


The Premier League has long been one of the most prestigious and exciting divisions in world football, with the best players on the planet flocking to England's top-flight standings.

Throughout its history, the English top tier has produced several high-profile and successful sides, with Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United being the most prominent of them all, perhaps. The Red Devils, along with the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool, have long been enjoying their home success at respected and well-established stadiums.

Those three aforementioned teams in the Premier League boast some of the oldest grounds in the division, so here is a deeper look at that trio of illustrious English stadiums.

Stamford Bridge - 1877

Starting with the oldest ground in the Premier League; Chelsea's long-standing home of Stamford Bridge. The north London stadium is a throwback to the days of old in football, with its unique look, along with plenty of upgrades in recent years, making it a brilliantly eye-catching place for the Blues to play.

Under the guidance of Antonio Conte this season, Chelsea are hoping to keep pace with runaway top-tier leaders Manchester City but it's the latter Lancashire outfit that are tipped to go all the way in the online football tips.

Stamford Bridge has already witnessed a host of silverware success throughout its Premier League history, with current Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho having previously guided the London club to their first two back in 2005 and 2006. Their long-serving ground has a capacity of over 41,000 and has been the home of Chelsea since way back in 1877, making it the oldest among of the current Premier League teams.

Anfield - 1884

Liverpool also boast one of the longest-serving grounds in England's top-flight division, having opened their dearly loved Anfield way back in 1884. Since then, the club have gone on to secure huge domestic and European success, mainly throughout the 1980s, when they racked up an abundance of league, cup, and European honours.

The supposed capacity of the Liverpool-based ground is 54,000 but the record attendance for Anfield is actually over an amazing 61,000 when the club hosted Wolverhampton Wanderers back in February 1952.

There have been many high-profile Liverpool legends to take to the prestigious Anfield turf since its inception, including midfield icon Steven Gerrard, striker Robbie Fowler, and Kenny Dalglish; then, more recently Fernando Torres, Luis Suarez, and Philippe Coutinho.

Old Trafford - 1910

Manchester United just couldn't be left out of this list, with the Old Trafford outfit having been the most successful club in the country for many, many years. With a record 20 league crowns, most of which were Premier League titles won by club legend Sir Alex Ferguson, they are one of the biggest sides in world football.

Old Trafford has been their home ever since 1910 and it has witnessed a truly immaculate history of silverware success. It boasts a capacity of 74,000 and its record attendance came back in 1939 when the Wolves took on Grimsby Town.



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