Power Rankings: Liverpool close gap on Chelsea at top

Date published: Tuesday 14th February 2017 10:03

Liverpool’s resurgent win over Tottenham helped them close the gap on Chelsea, while champions Leicester sunk to the bottom of our Power Rankings.

Liverpool’s first Premier League win of the year wasn’t enough to lift them above Tottenham into second spot, but they closed the gap on the leaders Chelsea, who were held at Burnley.

Man City might have moved into second in the real table after beating Bournemouth, but we don’t hold them in as high regard and they sit fifth, while Arsenal are sixth despite defeating Hull.

Leicester are sinking like a stone and are now rock bottom of our rankings after losing 2-0 at Swansea. Relegation looks on.


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 9th this time around, claimed the title by 3.5 points in our inaugural Power Rankings last season.

Matchday 25

Southampton – 6pts: Ran out winners in second gear.

Swansea – 4pts: How bad does Bob Bradley look now?

Liverpool – 4pts: Powerful showing to get back on track.

Stoke – 3pts: Stoke did what Stoke do…

Man City – 2.5pts: Looking like Chelsea’s fiercest rivals

West Brom – 1.5pts: Dogged as dogged dogs.

Middlesbrough – 1.5pts: Another blank.

Burnley – 1.5pts: Turf Moor is officially a fortress.

West Ham – 1pt: Dominated WBA and almost hung on for the win.

Everton – 1pt: Koeman claimed it was a “good result”.

Manchester Utd – 0.25pts: Should have put six past Watford.

Chelsea – 0.25pts: Held by a strong home side; still look like champions.

Arsenal – 0.25pts: Got the job done.

Power Rankings

Team Power Rankings Points Official Points
1. Chelsea 59.25 60
2. Tottenham 54.25 50
 3. Liverpool 54 49
 4. Everton 49.50 41
5. Man City 47 52
6. Arsenal 43.25 50
7. West Brom 41 37
8. Man Utd 38.25 48
9. West Ham 37 32
10. Watford 36 30
11. Burnley 35.5 30
12. Southampton 34.5 30
13. Stoke 34 32
14. Bournemouth 33 26
15. Swansea 32  24
16. Hull 29  20
17. Sunderland  28.5  19
= Crystal Palace 28.5 19
19. Middlesbrough 25  22
20. Leicester 23.5  21

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