Power Rankings: Liverpool top the table; Tottenham flying

Date published: Monday 3rd October 2016 10:59

Power Rankings: Liverpool on top

Liverpool climbed to the top of the table for the first time this season, while Spurs go joint-second after knocking Man City off the summit in our Power Rankings.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are top of the pile despite playing for only 45 minutes at Swansea on Saturday and Tottenham and Man City are close behind after the former schooled Pep Guardiola’s City at White Hart Lane.

This is going to be a title race…


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 18th this time around, claimed the title by 3.5 points in our inaugural Power Rankings last season.


Week 7

Tottenham – 5pts: Ended Pep’s 100% Man City record in style. Looking like serious contenders.

Chelsea – 2.5pts: Stepped on the gas at half-time and brushed Hull aside.

Arsenal – 1.5pts: Huffed and puffed and thankful to the woodwork. Fortunate late winner.

Southampton – 1.5pts: Deserved a win against the champions.

Stoke – 1.5pts: Determined point made at Old Trafford.

West Brom – 1.5pts: Lacking ‘quality’ up front.

Bournemouth  – 1.5pts: Pegged back twice; should have won.

Liverpool – 1.5pts: Only played for 45 minutes but that was enough.

Middlesbrough – 1.5pts: Determined performance to land a point.

C Palace  – 1.5pts: Came on strong after half-time and unlucky not to win.

Sunderland – 1pt: Point to build on.

Leicester – 1pt: Struggling to click into last season’s gear.

West Ham 1 pts: Rescued by Dimitri Payet’s wondergoal.

Watford – 1pt: Dug in for a point.

Everton – 0.5pts: Misfiring in attack.

Man Utd – 0.25pts: ‘Best performance of the season’ wrecked by Joe Allen.


Power Rankings

Team Power Rankings Points Official Points
1. Liverpool 19 16
2. Man City 18.5 18
 = Tottenham 18.5 17
4. Arsenal 16.5 16
5. Everton 15 14
= C Palace 15 11
7. Watford 12.5 8
8. Manchester Utd 11.75 13
9. West Brom 11.5 9
10. Chelsea 10.5  13
11. Hull 10 7
= Bournemouth 10  8
13. Southampton 9  9
14. Leicester 7.5  8
15. Middlesbrough 6 6
= Burnley 6 7
17. Swansea 5.5 4
18. West Ham 4  4
19. Stoke  4  3
20. Sunderland 2.5  2

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