Norwich, Southampton and Tottenham were our three biggest Power Rankings winners of the weekend, while Man City’s tame draw at Carrow Road sees them punished.
In Power Rankings, we award points from 0.5 to 10, decided by an algorithm based on bookmaker odds and winning margins.
It rewards teams scoring lots of goals and also those defying expectations but sees odds-on favourites penalised for sneaking past inferior opponents by the odd goal.
Norwich City – 3: Their draw against Manchester City was worth only a point in the real world, but Norwich get three in the Power Rankings, with the relegation-threatened Canaries long outsiders to take anything from the title-chasing visitors at Carrow Road.
Southampton – 3: In a battle between two sides with Europa League aspirations, Southampton climbed to seventh in both tables courtesy of a 2-1 win at Stoke City. The bookmakers saw it coming, though, with Saints only marginal outsiders to prevail at the Britannia Stadium.
Tottenham – 3: A trip to bottom club Aston Villa represented a chance for Spurs to make up some ground on the Power Rankings leaders, but Mauricio Pochettino’s side claimed only a 2-0 win in the Midlands to pick up three points.
Bournemouth – 2: Now 13 points clear of the relegation zone, Bournemouth also moved up a place in the Power Rankings – above Manchester United – courtesy of a 3-2 win over Swansea City at Dean Court on Saturday.
Leicester – 2: The Premier League leaders were odds-on to overcome relegation-threatened Newcastle and only claim two points from their 1-0 win at the King Power Stadium on Monday evening.
Manchester City – 0.5: Having failed to score at Norwich, Manchester City predictably pick up only half a point in the Power Rankings having gone into the game at Carrow Road as strong odds-on favourites.
|Team||Power Rankings Points||Official Points|
|1. West Ham||88.5||49|
|2. Leicester City||79.5||63|
|3. Stoke City||70||43|
|4. West Brom||66||39|
|6. Man City||57.5||51|
|11. Crystal Palace||51.5||33|
|13. Manchester United||50.5||47|
|17. Swansea City||43.5||33|
|19. Norwich City||40.5||25|
|20. Aston Villa||27||16|