Everton’s thumping win over Hull has lifted them into third place, while Manchester United might have moved in real terms, but they are stuck in eighth in our Power Rankings.
Two late Romelu Lukaku goals lifted the Toffees over city rivals Liverpool and into third spot. Tottenham closed the gap on Chelsea to just a point, while West Brom find themselves in the dizzy heights of sixth after cornering Arsenal.
Leicester’s continued resurgence saw them move clear of the bottom three and Crystal Palace are on the move after a crucial home win over Watford.
Bournemouth’s win over Swansea has seen them move level on points with Man Utd, who managed to see off rock-bottom Boro at The Riverside.
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 Brom -5pts: Too strong and clever for Arsenal; a push for Europe?
Everton – 5pts: Turning Goodison into a fortress; Champions League prospects.
Leicester – 4pts: Charging away from danger.
Bournemouth – 4pts: Level on points with Man Utd after solid home win.
Man Utd – 3pts: A fine away win, despite Mourinho suggesting a draw was all they could hope for.
Tottenham – 2pts: Closing the gap on the leaders; title tilt is on.
C Palace – 2pts: Eased relegation fears without a shot on target.
Liverpool – 1.5pts: A point earned in a game which swung both ways.
Chelsea – 1.5pts: Fantastic away win keeps them ahead of Spurs.
Man City – 1pt: Fail to close the gap on fourth place. Pep was happy though.
Sunderland – 1pt: Rode their luck early on in front of the watching owner Ellis Short.
Burnley – 1pt: Cannot break their away-day hoodoo.
|Team||Power Rankings Points||Official Points|
|5. Man City||50.75||57|
|6. West Brom||49||43|
|8. Man Utd||41.5||52|
|= Crystal Palace||38.5||27|
|12. West Ham||38||33|