I’ve found myself hoping that all EPL sides get beaten by other Euro sides for the last 5-10 years. Nowadays though I see little to admire in any top European club one way or another. Barcelona played some great ball for many years going way back, ManC have done recently, LPool too, and ManU did so under Ferguson. RM and BM too except when JM was in charge of RM.
But the rest of the circus leaves me cold. The Championship is real top level English league football for me because it’s a league most clubs can win, and it still caters mostly for the ordinary fans etc.