Power Rankings: No Man Utd progress despite six-match winning streak

Date published: Thursday 5th January 2017 11:30

Despite two wins over the New Year period, Manchester United cannot make any headway in our Power Rankings; Tottenham can though and close the gap on the top two.

Jose Mourinho’s men have won six games on the spin, but they still sit in seventh, more than 16 points behind our leaders Chelsea. Tottenham meanwhile close the gap on Chelsea and Liverpool and now sit within two and a half points of Antonio Conte’s men.

West Brom maintained their charge with two wins and move up a place into eighth, while Swansea swapped places with Hull to move off the bottom of the table.

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 14th this time around, claimed the title by 3.5 points in our inaugural Power Rankings last season.

Week 19 & 20

Tottenham – 8pts: Super showing against the leaders.

West Brom – 7pts: Churning out results.

Bournemouth – 6.5pts: Decent haul.

Everton – 6pts: Slipped up at Hull.

Burnley – 5pts: Ruthless at home.

Man Utd – 4.5pts: Six on the spin.

Swansea – 4pts: A lifeline at Palace.

Leicester – 4pts: Worst ever champions.

Liverpool – 3.25pts: Couldn’t hang on at Sunderland.

Stoke – 3pts: Solid win v Watford.

Arsenal – 2.75pts: Showing signs of weakness.

Chelsea – 2.5pts: Beaten by the better side at Spurs.

Hull – 1.5pts: New manager facing an impossible task.

Man City – 1.5pts: Guardiola feeling the heat.

Sunderland – 1.5pts: Battled hard for a point against Liverpool.

Middlesbrough – 1pt: Struggling for goals.

 

Power Rankings

Team Power Rankings Points Official Points
1. Chelsea 49.5 49
2. Liverpool 47.5 44
 3. Tottenham 47 42
 4. Man City 37.50 42
= Arsenal 37.50 41
6. Everton 36.5 30
7. Man Utd 33.25 39
8. West Brom 33 29
9. Bournemouth 32.5 25
10. Burnley 27.5 23
11. Watford 26.5 22
12. Stoke 24.5 24
= Southampton 24.5 24
14. C Palace 23.5 16
= West Ham 23.5 22
= Leicester 23.5 21
17. Middlesbrough 21.5  19
18. Sunderland 20  15
= Swansea  20  15
20. Hull 18.5  13

 

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