Chelsea fans rated second-worst in London, Arsenal the best

Chelsea fans have made more of a negative than positive impression on Londoners recently, according to a YouGov poll

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The poll results from YouGov Photo: www.yougov.co.uk

Chelsea fans have been rated as the second-worst in London behind Millwall supporters, according to a YouGov poll.

The Blues’ reputation has taken a significant hit in recent weeks, with Chelsea supporters allegedly involved in an unsavoury incident in Paris following the west London club’s Champions League trip to PSG last month.

And it appears that the public image of Chelsea fans has been swayed for the worse, with a poll suggesting that they now have almost as bad a reputation as Millwall fans.

Supporters of Arsenal, meanwhile, have made a much better impression on the public in the capital. Gunners fans are also more visible than Chelsea supporters – 32 per cent and 29 per cent have encountered each group, respectively.

The figures in the poll – carried out from 27 February to 2 March – report that 18 per cent of Londoners have a negative impression of Arsenal supporters, compared to 43 per cent of Chelsea fans.

Fulham, Brentford and Queens Park Rangers’ fans are among the most-liked by the public in the capital, the YouGov figures suggest. Tottenham just cling on to a positive rating, with 24 per cent making a good impression, and 21 per cent negative.

West Ham United fans join Chelsea and Millwall in having a net negative rating (20 per cent good impression, 24 per cent negative).

You can read the report in full here.

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