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February 5 – Round 24 of Premier League fixtures saw Chelsea, Spurs and Leicester top the attendance capacity table, while Hull matched their resurgence on the pitch with stay-away fans returning to the KCOM.

Nine Premier League clubs reported stadiums over 93% full, eight of them over 96% full. Only West Brom dipped below 90% with 2,929 seats unfilled at The Hawthorns. Despite a winning season Baggies fans have failed to fill the stadium for home games.

Round 24 is the second highest average attendance, at 96.69%, this season. Round 18 hold the record for the highest average capacity at 97.22%.

There were just 9,707 unfilled seats at the ten Premier League home games.

Generally the Premier League crowds this season seem resistant to poor performance by clubs. Leicester City have dropped to one point of the relegation zone but are still selling out home games to more than 99% of capacity. Compare that to Aston Villa last season whose miserable on pitch performances was matched by an even greater Midlands misery in the stands with less that 60% of Villa Park being filled at the end of the campaign.

Insideworldfootball data is taken from the official stadium capacities and the official reported attendance figures.

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