Power Rankings: New leaders; shocking slide for Man Utd

Date published: Thursday 6th April 2017 11:12

Chelsea are knocked off the top of the table, while Manchester United are not even in the top 10 in our Power Rankings.

Antonio Conte’s men may well be within touching distance of winning the Premier League title but in our table they have been knocked off top spot by Tottenham.

Liverpool have climbed back above Everton into third spot, while Arsenal are only seventh despite seeing off West Ham at The Emirates.

Manchester United’s failings at Old Trafford have seen them slip below Bournemouth, Watford and Crystal Palace and into 11th place.

At the bottom we have Middlesbrough propping up the rest with Sunderland 19th.

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 17th this time around, claimed the title by 3.5 points in our inaugural Power Rankings last season.

Matchday 31

Hull – 4pts: Fantastic back-to-back wins.

Watford – 4pts: Walter Mazzarri sack talk confined to the rubbish bin.

Arsenal – 3.5pts: Confidence has returned, according to Wenger.

Burnley – 3pts: Fortunate to earn the points against Stoke.

Tottenham – 3pts: Amazing late turnaround puts Spurs top of our pile.

Southampton – 3pts: 25 shots and deserved their win over Palace.

Chelsea – 3pts: Dug in for three vital points.

Leicester – 2.5pts: Cannot stop winning.

Everton – 1.5pts: Well-deserved point at Old Trafford.

Bournemouth – 1.5pts: Fantastic start and finish at Anfield.

Man Utd – 0.5pt: Another damp squib at the Theatre of Dreams.

Liverpool – 0.25pts: Klopp felt sick after late Bournemouth goal denied them three points.

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Power Rankings

Team Power Rankings Points Official Points
1. Tottenham 69.75 65
2. Chelsea 67.75 72
 3. Liverpool 63.25 60
 4. Everton 63 51
5. Man City 51.75 58
6. West Brom 51.5 44
7. Arsenal 47.5 54
8. Bournemouth 44.5 35
9. Watford 43 37
10. Crystal Palace 42.5 31
11. Man Utd 42.25 54
12. Southampton 41.5 37
13. Burnley 41 35
14. Leicester 40  36
= Hull 40  30
16. Stoke 38.5 36
17. West Ham 38 33
18. Swansea 36.5  28
19. Sunderland  29.5  20
20. Middlesbrough 26.5  23

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