Users of the latest mobile phones may be in pole position when it comes to keeping up to date with the latest football action.

Research by Experian Hitwise shows traffic to a number of the major sports websites rose last week in the run-up to the Premier League's opening day.

The number of people visiting the official Fantasy Premier League portal soared by 186 per cent, while BBC Sport and Sky Sports enjoyed increased popularity by 12 per cent and 15 per cent respectively.

Fans who spend a lot of time away from home may find their best chance of staying in touch with the sport's latest developments and tracking live scores on a Saturday afternoon is to invest in a new mobile phone.

Indeed, selling an old phone may even be a shrewd way to fund the purchase of one of the latest devices.

Chelsea top the Premier League after the first round of matches following their 6-0 home win against West Bromwich Albion.

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Posted by Dan Latham

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