Power Rankings: Liverpool rise to third; Manchester United sinking

Date published: Monday 19th September 2016 10:48

Power Rankings: Liverpool third

Power Rankings: Liverpool third

Liverpool’s super show against Chelsea sees them move into third spot, while Crystal Palace and Watford were the week’s top points scorers.

Jordan Henderson’s wondergoal at Stamford Bridge was enough to lift Jurgen Klopp’s men up three places and only Manchester City and Merseyside rivals Everton have more points.

Palace’s demolition of Stoke saw them leap five places, while Watford’s humbling of Manchester United lifted them up four places and saw Jose Mourinho’s men sink to 11th.

 

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.

James McArthur, Palace celeb

Week 5

Watford – 5pts: Left it late but blew Man Utd away and they deserved it.

Crystal Palace – 5pts: Early onslaught too much for Stoke.

Man City 4.5pts: Too good for Bournemouth & look like champions.

Arsenal – 4pts: Scoreline flattered, but they got the job done.

West Brom – 4pts: Exposed a struggling West Ham side.

Liverpool – 4pts: Looked slick in possession and too good for Chelsea.

Leicester – 3.5pts: Champions clicking into gear?

Everton – 3pts: Rolled over a limited Boro side.

Southampton – 2pts: Up and running with deserved home win.

Tottenham – 1.5pts: Created dozens of chances and could have won two games.

 

Power Rankings

Team Power Rankings Points Official Points
1. Man City 16 15
2. Everton 14.5 13
3. Liverpool 13 10
4. Watford 11.5 7
5. Tottenham 10.5 11
6. C Palace 10.5 7
7. Arsenal 10 10
= Hull 10 7
9. West Brom 8.5 7
10. Chelsea 8  10
11. Manchester Utd 8  9
12. Leicester 6.5  7
13. Burnley 6 4
14. Swansea 5.5 4
15. Middlesbrough 4.5 5
= Bournemouth 4.5  4
17. West Ham 3  3
18. Southampton 2.5  5
19. Sunderland 1.5  1
= Stoke 1.5  1

 

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