Power Rankings: Everton climb to summit; Liverpool, Spurs surge

Date published: Monday 12th September 2016 11:15

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Everton climbed to the summit alongside Man City after demolishing Sunderland, whilst Liverpool and Tottenham surged up the table.

Everton joined Man City at the top after hammering Sunderland on Wearside on Monday night. City climbed to the summit with a brilliant win over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday. United slipped as a result with Liverpool and Tottenham climbing above Jose Mourinho’s men after their respective wins over Leicester and Stoke.

Watford and Palace were the biggest movers with impressive away days at West Ham and Middlesbrough.

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 claimed the title by 3.5 points in our inaugural Power Rankings last season.

Week 4

Everton – 5pts: Destructive second-half showing.

Watford – 5pts: Mugged off’ West Ham with a clinical away-day showing.

Tottenham – 5pts: Slick counter-attacking against the surprise strugglers.

Liverpool – 4pts: When they are good, they are good…

Crystal Palace – 4pts: Punished Boro’s slackness; resolute.

Manchester City – 3pts: Moved like champions at Old Trafford.

Bournemouth 3pts: Cherries up and running.

Swansea 2.5pts: Took advantage of a couple of mistakes.

Arsenal 2pts: All huff and not much puff.

Hull 1pt: Spirited and refused to be beaten.

Burnley 1pt: Good for a point.

Chelsea 0.5pt: Lacked a killer instinct; two points lost.


Power Rankings

Team Power Rankings Points Official Points
1. Man City 11.5 12
2. Everton 11.5 10
3. Hull City 10 7
4. Tottenham 9 8
= Liverpool 9 7
6. Chelsea 8 10
= Man Utd 8 9
8. Watford 6.5 4
9. Arsenal 6 7
= Burnley 6  4
11. Swansea 5.5  4
= C Palace 5.5 4
13. Middlesbrough 5 5
14. West Brom 4.5 4
= Bournemouth 4.5  4
16. Leicester 3  4
= West Ham 3  3
18. Sunderland 1.5  1
= Stoke 1.5  1
20. Southampton  0.5  2


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