Power Rankings: Everton, West Ham climb; United fall

Date published: Thursday 29th December 2016 11:45

Power Rankings: Chelsea on top

Everton and West Ham scored big over Christmas and both made moves up our Power Rankings, while Manchester United dropped a place.

Our top seven Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, Man City, Everton and Man Utd all won to stretch away from the teams in mid-table.

West Ham surged from 18th to joint 12th with their away win at Swansea.

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 are 12th this time around, claimed the title by 3.5 points in our inaugural Power Rankings last season.

Week 18

West Ham – 6pts: Sealed Bob Bradley’s Swansea fate.

Everton – 5pts: Powerful showing at the champions.

Tottenham – 5pts: Clinical second half saw off Saints.

Chelsea – 3.5pts: Rolled over Bournemouth.

Liverpool – 3.5pts: Too much firepower for Stoke.

Man City – 3.5pts: Eventually got on top of Hull.

Burnley – 3pts: Crucial win over Boro.

Man Utd – 2.5pts: Routine win over Sunderland.

Arsenal – 1.5pts: Edged out West Brom.

C Palace – 1.5pts: Spurned chances against Watford.

Watford – 1pt: Grateful for a point.

Power Rankings

Team Power Rankings Points Official Points
1. Chelsea 47 46
2. Liverpool 44.25 40
 3. Tottenham 39 36
 4. Man City 36 41
5. Arsenal 34.75 37
6. Everton 30.5 26
7. Man Utd 28.75 33
8. Watford 26.5 22
9. Bournemouth 26 21
= West Brom 26 23
11. Southampton 24.5 24
12. C Palace 23.5 16
= West Ham 23.5 22
14. Burnley 22.5 20
15. Stoke 21.5 21
16. Middlesbrough 20.5 18
17. Leicester 19.5  17
18. Sunderland 18.5  14
19. Hull  17  12
20. Swansea 16  12

 

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