On The Ball

Gap between the Premier League's best and the rest might grow

Manchester City (above), Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea look substantially better than everyone else.PHOTO: AFP

Go back just over a decade and a phrase abounded: the Big Four. Then it mushroomed. The English Premier League seemed to have a Big Six.

There was no room in the Champions League for all, though the ill-fated Super League tried to recruit each.

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