The Premier League’s Biggest Twits

The Premier League is expanding every year; its wage bill, squad size, collective ego, number of pantomime villains, and more recently, off-field social media banter – cue the older footie fans among us complaining that back in their day it was the on-pitch performances that did the talking. But who’s to say that if the mighty Sir Bobby Charlton or Denis Law had Twitter at their disposal, then they wouldn’t have taken to it to squabble with angry fans or post pictures of their pets.

The thing is, though, that they didn’t, and what they had to say was limited to post-match interviews, only to be seen or heard on a grainy black-and-white TV or a crackling wireless. Modern-day footballers, however, do have the means to take their post-match thoughts away from interviewers and straight onto our phones, but who are the repeat offenders?

Luckily for us, the kind folk at SBO.net have come up with something to show us exactly who the biggest serial tweeters are with their list of ‘’.

United are represented on the list entirely by Spanish midfielders – Mata and Herrera – with over 460 tweets between them. Their city rivals, however, are way ahead of them in the tables *ahem* with almost 1,100 collective tweets last year.

Topping the table is physio’s favourite, Yannick Bolasie, who, believe it or not, still plays for Everton. His time on the side lines has given him more time to focus on his tweeting skills and last year, he churned out a total of 474, which is higher than the number of minutes he has played so far this season!

Just below Yannick on the list is fellow graduate from the Darren Anderton school of fitness, Charlie Austin. His affinity for social media, which totalled 465 tweets last year, make him the Premier League’s second biggest twit, which begs the question, did he send most of these from Southampton’s medical room? Or maybe he just needs a distraction from what is really happening at St Mary’s.