West Ham are among 20 Premier League clubs that have been criticised for not providing the recommended wheelchair spaces at their stadiums.

As the new Premier League season kicks off, new figures show that despite previous controversy still only three out of 20 Premier League clubs are providing enough wheelchair spaces in their grounds.

East London club West Ham are 11th on the table, providing 57% of the recommended wheelchair spaces, which if bolstered to the correct amount, would cost £1,175,000.

Top clubs that are not meeting the minimum number of wheelchair spaces required in their stadiums include Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United.

Chris Bryant MP, shadow secretary of state for culture, media and sport, said “With the money pouring into Premier League football it just isn’t right that disabled football fans are being forgotten by the clubs they support.

"Everyone should be able to go and watch a game if they want to, but even as the new season starts Premier League clubs still aren’t doing enough to be inclusive and accessible for all.

“The Government said it would act a year ago but as the new season kicks off there’s no evidence they’ve done anything to force the clubs, the Premier League and the FA to sit down and insist improvements are made.

“We need an end on the unfair and complex schemes for disabled fans to get tickets for matches, the lack of audio provision in stadia and the restrictions on guide dogs. It isn’t right that clubs are failing their disabled fans and we need to see real action and improvements this season.”

West Ham have been contacted for comment.