I've not known a time when Arsenal were not seen as the biggest club in London, either via league titles, Division 1/Premiership total point tallies; support and attendance records' self-generated wealth and so on and so forth. Chelsea's prominence always had the Abramovich cavaet attached to it, and as he's tightened the purse strings, they've once again started to wobble. It may very well be temporary, but it does feel like their golden era has ended. Spurs have always been the 'fancy Dan's' in my lifetime. Pretty footballing side who amount to little in the end before being disbanded and starting over again. Is this changing? They actually look like the club with the most upward trajectory, but is that short-term, or merely illusory because of the predicament Arsenal are in and the fact Chelsea have their own issues to sort out. It's been a surprise to see them fill Wembley for run-of-the-mill PL games, and it does indicate that if they had a stadium as massive as that, they'd do the same. I must admit that's been a revelation. We (as in the other club support at large) expect Spurs to follow the Spurs' trend and sell assets and become half the footballing force they currently are. Is this line of thinking archaic? Can Spurs surpass the other two by merit? Here's the trophy count for each club (per Wikipedia): Arsenal: EFL and Premier League First Division (until 1992) and Premier League Winners (13): 1930–31, 1932–33, 1933–34, 1934–35, 1937–38, 1947–48, 1952–53, 1970–71, 1988–89, 1990–91, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2003–04 League Cup Winners (2): 1986–87, 1992–93 League Centenary Trophy Winners (1): 1988 (record) The FA FA Cup Winners (13): 1929–30, 1935–36, 1949–50, 1970–71, 1978–79, 1992–93, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2016–17 (record) UEFA UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (European Cup Winners' Cup before 1994) Winners (1): 1993–94 Majors: League Winners: 13 FA Cup: 13 (record) League Cup: 2 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1 Chelsea: Leagues First Division/Premier League[nb 4] Winners (6): 1954–55, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2009–10, 2014–15, 2016–17 Second Division[nb 4] Winners (2): 1983–84, 1988–89 Cups FA Cup Winners (7): 1969–70, 1996–97, 1999–2000, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12 Football League Cup Winners (5): 1964–65, 1997–98, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2014–15 European UEFA Champions League Winners (1): 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Winners (1): 2012–13 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Winners (2): 1970–71, 1997–98 UEFA Super Cup Winners (1): 1998 Majors: League Winners: 6 FA Cup: 7 League Cup: 5 Champions League: 1 Europa League: 1 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 2 Spurs: Domestic League competitions First Division/Premier League: Winners (2): 1950–51, 1960–61 Second Division/Championship: Winners (2): 1919–20, 1949–50 Cup competitions FA Cup: Winners (8): 1900–01, 1920–21, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1966–67, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1990–91 League Cup: Winners (4): 1970–71, 1972–73, 1998–99, 2007–08 FA Charity Shield/FA Community Shield: Winners (7): 1921, 1951, 1961, 1962, 1967*, 1981*, 1991* (*shared) European UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: Winners (1): 1962–63 UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League: Winners (2): 1971–72, 1983–84 Majors: League Winners: 2 FA Cup: 8 League Cup: 4 Europa League: 2 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1 For me, I'd always put a European Cup/ Champions League winner over a club that hasn't won it, or has won it less (i.e. AC Milan > Juventus) if the trophy counts and/or longevity is similar. I know others won't do that for obvious reasons... or actually because they value domestic success and national dominance greatly. What's telling from these trophy hauls is that Arsenal have been dire in Europe. For all the talk of them being up there with Manchester United and Liverpool, their European trophy haul is way, way off the pace, so much so that they are the worst of the three clubs listed despite dwarfing the other two on the domestic front. Attendence between the three is misleading because of the restrictions of their current stadia. Seems to me Arsenal and Spurs would have no problem filling a 75,000+, not sure about Chelsea? Anyway, I digress as the idea is not to just talk in a historical or traditional sense as this question is to discern who people feel are the top dogs over the last few years, or, if the last few years have even swayed their opinions - has the status quo changed at all for you? Ranking the clubs, in the now, who are 1 through to 3? What say you, redcafe? There's no point adding the other London clubs because they're miles off these 3, but feel free to make an extended list if you want to. A poll for this would be great.