Fans who leave football games early risk wasting a significant amount of the price of their season ticket.

That what recent research has found, with AFC Bournemouth fans missing five of the Cherries home goals last season.

The figures from shows the average Premier League football fan ducks-out of home games seven minutes and 37 seconds early to avoid the hustle and bustle of leaving the stadium and the inevitable traffic getting away from the ground.

This amounts to £78.57 of their £550 average season ticket price - 10 per cent more than average Premier League fan's wastage.

There were 10 goals in total during the last 7.5 minutes at the Vitality last season, with 14 per cent of all goals scored by Bournemouth at home last season in the last 7.5 mins

Fans of seven teams - Arsenal, Chelsea, Southampton, Everton, Swansea City, Crystal Palace and Manchester United - wasted more of their season ticket than AFC Bournemouth fans who left early.

Arsenal fans wasted the most money, with Stoke City fans wasting the least.

Sezer Yurdakul, Global Head of Online Marketing at said, “While we understand that some fans may want to leave games early to avoid the traffic, or perhaps just to get away from their team’s poor performances, our findings show just what fans could be missing out on.

“From a footballing perspective, Chelsea fans will want to make sure they stay for the full game to enjoy their team’s late flurry of goals, but from a financial perspective, Arsenal fans could be wasting just short of £200 per season by consistently heading home only a few minutes early.”