Power Rankings: Spurs near title; Liverpool overtake Everton

Date published: Tuesday 2nd May 2017 2:18

Liverpool climbed back over neighbours Everton in our Power Rankings after Monday night’s victory over Watford, while Chelsea remain second despite winning at Everton.

Emre Can’s overhead kick was enough to move the Reds in third spot, while Tottenham still top our table after disposing of Arsenal at White Hart Lane.

Despite a defeat to Burnley, their first on the road all season, Crystal Palace remain the most underrated team, according to our rankings.

Sunderland also slipped to the foot of the table with Middlesbrough climbing above them.

 

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 13th this time around, claimed the title by 3.5 points in our inaugural Power Rankings last season.

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Matchday 35

Burnley – 5pts: Broke their away duck with just 36% possession.

Chelsea – 4pts: Ruthless away display at Everton.

Tottenham – 3pts: Were too classy for Arsenal.

Leicester – 3pts: Won with just one shot on target.

Bournemouth – 3pts: Too good for relegated Sunderland.

Liverpool – 2pts: Can stunner earned them a vital win.

Middlesbrough – 1.5pts: Battled and deserved their point.

Swansea 1.5pts: Deserved their point with a wonderful free-kick.

West Ham – 1.5pts: Another resolute showing.

Hull – 1pt: Only three shots on target in the whole game.

Stoke – 1pt: Didn’t have enough to break through West Ham.

Southampton – 0.5pt: Saints were poor.

Man City – 0.25pts: 68% possession, 22 shots, but only four on target.

Man Utd – 0.25pts: Picked up injuries and awarded a dodgy penalty.

 

Power Rankings

19. Sunderland 30.5 21

Team Power Rankings Points Official Points
1. Tottenham 83.75 77
2. Chelsea 77.25 81
 3. Liverpool 70.25 69
 4. Everton 69.5 58
5. Man City 59.5 66
6. Man Utd 54.5 65
7. Crystal Palace 53.5 38
8. Bournemouth 52.5 41
9. West Brom 51.5 44
10. Arsenal 51 60
11. Burnley 47.5 39
12. Watford 46 40
13. Southampton 45 41
= West Ham 45 39
15. Hull 44  34
16. Leicester 44.5  40
17.Stoke 42.5 40
18. Swansea 42  32
19. Middlesbrough 32  28
20. Sunderland 30.5  28

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