Believe it or not, within the Premier League there is another league. A league which any team can win, a truly level playing field in which any side – no matter the wage budget, the stadium or the resources – can come out on top. The Fair Play League.
Of course, nobody takes any real interest in it – but nevertheless the Fair Play League serves an important purpose. Teams may not actively try to “win it”, but nobody wants to come bottom either.
The Fair Play Table endures, now run by the Premier League, with it’s own unique system of separating out the good guys from the bad, those that play fair to those that play rough. West Ham currently top the Premier League fair play league!
The UEFA Fair Play League puts England in third place. The top three countries who finish in the UEFA Fair Play league get a space in the Europa league. As it stands if the season were to finish today West Ham would qualify for Europe through the fair play route for topping the Premier League table.