Chelsea FC Voted The Most Social Media Friendly Team

Networkers and football lovers out there may be interested to know that Chelsea are the Premier League’s most social media friendly team. The Blues have huge followings on both Facebook and Twitter, greater than any of their league rivals. The London based club topped the table in interaction with fans, posting regular updates to the world every day. Back in June, social media was practically used to confirm Andre Villas Boas as their manager.

Chelsea have 7.3 million fans on Facebook and almost 410K followers on Twitter, fan participation being higher than any other team in England. The Blues regularly get involved with fans via their website and social platforms, announcing competitions and streaming live news and events. They also regularly upload videos to YouTube and images to Flickr, as well as having an official iPhone app. Follow the above links to get involved and keep up to date with all the latest Chelsea news. The second most social media friendly team is Liverpool, third being London rivals Arsenal.

The Premier League’s most popular tweeter however is one of Chelsea’s greatest rivals. Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney is the most followed player according to Goal.com, leading the way with 1,647,609 followers. The striker’s team mate Rio Ferdinand is the second highest followed player with 1,535,811, Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero being third with 1,047,599. Chelsea only have a handful of players on Twitter in comparison to their rivals, one of their most followed players being Juan Mata with 240k followers.

The two Manchester clubs are leading the Premiership table and their players in the social media table. Chelsea despite being social champions are currently 3 points behind them in third place. These social networking sites are used by almost the whole sports industry and are excellent sources for breaking news and interaction. This information was gathered by LEWIS Communications, click here to see how all Premiership clubs rank and social friendliness and the top followed footballers in England. Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section.