Property Premier League: These are the top hot spots for house price growth in the UK (and Leicester isn’t number one)
You might not have backed the winning team in this year's Premier League – but perhaps you fared better in the property world's equivalent?
If you don't want to see the results – and we're talking to you, Manchester City fans – look away now.
Over the course of the football season Watford has been crowned the winner of the Property Premier League with a 6.22 per cent (£19,519) increase in average property values, according to Zoopla.
Tottenham came second with property prices rising by an average of 3.88 per cent (£12,158), closely followed by West Ham at 2.81 per cent (£9,014).
It might have been Leicester City who took home the trophy, but local home-owners will have to make do with eighth place when it comes to the growth in property prices.
At the other end of the table, Newcastle's relegation woes have been mirrored with its house price growth performance. The city finished near bottom (18th) of the league, with property prices falling by an average of 3.67 per cent since the start of the season (£6,137).
But Manchester City was the real turkey of the season, with prices falling 5.96 per cent (£7,076) since last August. Although Chelsea placed higher in the league, taking 17th place, the London borough fell the most in terms of monetary value – properties in SW6 fell by an average of £38,356 (3.22 per cent).
Aston Villa's property market was the most stagnant, with an average growth rate of 0.06 per cent – an increase of just £65.
Lawrence Hall, spokesperson for Zoopla, said: “Leicester might have topped the league in the beautiful game this season, but it’s the booming commuter-belt appeal of Watford that has secured the top spot when it comes to increases in property values in recent months.
"London clubs for the most part have also held their value well, with property in the capital in huge demand but largely unaffordable to many trying to get onto the property ladder."