Man City and Bugatti- which cars represent Premier League 16/17 teams?
Once again the Premier League is drawing to a close and it has moved at speed! There are many motor-mouths in the top division, but how do the teams’ seasons compare to the most popular cars? Sports Gazette takes a look.
1. Chelsea- McClaren P1
Quite simply in a league of their own. A car powered by a mid-mounted twin turbo engine- just as midfield PFA Player of the Year N’Golo Kante does for the Blues.
2. Tottenham Hotspur- Alfa Romeo 4C
A fast car for a fast team. The stats show they’re both high quality but are yet to build a reputation as contenders for top prizes. Classically second-placed.
3. Liverpool- Jaguar E-Type
Just like the Reds, the ‘Jaaag’ has a lot of history. It may not pack the same punch but both have a real elegance in their pace.
4. Manchester City- Bugatti Veyron
Only a hypercar budget would fit! Yet this car fits a team which is still carrying a lot of weight. Needs a lot of space to really get going.
5. Manchester United- Bentley Continental
Most of the team drive one of these. Fits the big budget but always a little lethargic and never able to get any consistent form.
6. Arsenal- Toyota Prius
Both had methods which were revolutionary in the early Noughties but both have now been figured out.
7. Everton- Mercedes G-Class
Big muscles can be found at both ends of car and team. Worth a lot more money in parts though.
8. West Bromwich Albion- Vauxhall Astra
A reliable car for a reliable team- seems like they’ve both been around forever! Slipped under the radar slightly with improvements.
9. Southampton- VW Golf GTI
It doesn’t matter how many times they are recreated, they just keep performing brilliantly and, if we’re being honest, above expectation!
10. Bournemouth- Mini Cooper
Have a recent history of performing beyond expectation. Surely everyone’s second-favourite car and team?
11. Leicester- Delorean DMC-12
One-hit wonders. Both evoke wonderful memories of how they once showed the world how it’s really done, but memories they remain.
12. Stoke- Ford Focus
Both can be trusted to finish their task strongly. From a school run to a rainy night at the Bet 365 Stadium, there are no surprises here.
13. Watford- Fiat 500L
Another example of overshadowing. Both have size on their side but lack power. Plus, they’re both Italian-owned.
14. Burnley- (almost) Any electric car
They’re super at home but there’s little hope if you try to take them on the road!
15. West Ham United- Renault Kadjar
Perhaps the most fitting match. A team that’s tried a crossover to a new stadium but not got off to the best of starts- ditto Renault.
16. Crystal Palace- BMW 4-Series
With a combination of pace and power, they’ve got the sporting look. Finally making maximum use of the resources available.
17. Hull- Austin Princess
Despite initial success, omnipresent questions of quality and reliability have eroded at the reputation of both.
18. Swansea- Toyota Yaris
Trying to retain performances from the ‘good ol’ days’ of recent times but neither are the same as they used to be.
19. Middlesbrough- Robin Reliant
Let’s be honest: there’s always been something missing about these two! Never quite had the connection upfront and always bound to fall over.
20. Sunderland- Harley Davidson
This is the easiest choice- just anything that isn’t a car! Always in the wrong league from the very start.