Power Rankings: Tottenham crowned champions; United 7th

Date published: Monday 22nd May 2017 11:54

Tottenham streaked away with our Power Rankings title after going goal crazy in the final two games, while the biggest underachievers and overachievers are revealed.

The real champions Chelsea could only finish second with Liverpool and Man City taking the other two Champions League places.

Everton were fifth, with Arsenal – our biggest flops, 12 points behind their real points tally, and Man Utd could only finish sixth – nine points down on their real tally.

Crystal Palace are our most underrated team – 17.5 points more than their real table tally and an eighth-placed finish.

At the bottom, Middlesbrough finished bottom with Sunderland and Hull also relegated.

 

In Power Rankings, we award points from 0.5 to 7, 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.

West Ham, who finished 10th this time around, claimed the title by 3.5 points in our inaugural Power Rankings in 2015/16.

 

Matchday 38

Tottenham – 6.5pts: Won the title by almost 14 points

Man City 5.5pts: Finished fourth with less points that their real tally.

Stoke – 5pts: Were in danger of last-day relegation.

Chelsea – 4.5pts: Led for a lot of the season, but were well beaten by Spurs.

Man Utd – 4pts: Could only finish 7th.

Liverpool – 3.5pts: Finished third and a place in the Champions League.

Swansea – 3pts: Finished in 12th.

Arsenal – 2.5pts: Biggest underachievers.

West Ham – 2.5pts: Last season’s winners finished 10th.

Bournemouth – 1pt: A top-10 finish.

Leicester – 0.5pt: Finished 14th.

C Palace – 0pts: Most underrated team – finished 8th.

Everton – 0pts: 10pts better off than the real table.

Middlesbrough – 0pts: Finished rock-bottom.

Sunderland – 0pts: Relegated, but not the worst team.

Hull – 0pts: Went down.

Southampton – 0pts: Finished 13th.

Burnley – 0pts: 8.5pts better off than the real table.

West Brom – 0pts: Mid-table finish.

Watford – 0pts: Just escaped the drop.

Power Rankings

Team Power Rankings Points Official Points
1. Tottenham 98.25 86
2. Chelsea 84.75 93
 3. Liverpool 79.25 76
4. Man City 74.5 78
 5. Everton 71 61
6. Arsenal 63 75
7. Man Utd 60 69
8. Crystal Palace 58.5 41
9. Bournemouth 56.5 46
10.West Ham 53 45
= West Brom 53 45
12. Swansea 52  41
13. Southampton 50.5 46
14. Leicester 49  44
= Burnley 48.5 40
16. Stoke 48 44
17. Watford 46 40
18. Hull 44  34
19. Sunderland 36  24
20. Middlesbrough 32  28

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