Power Rankings: Spurs, Liverpool trade places; Everton’s rapid rise

Date published: Monday 16th January 2017 2:30

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Everton claimed a maximum seven-point haul in this week’s Power Rankings following their impressive win over Man City, while Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool and Hull were all on the move.

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.

 

Matchday 21

Everton – 7pts: Maximum haul after showing lethal effiencency against faltering City

Tottenham – 4pts: Snagged a bonus-point after a four-star display against West Brom

Arsenal – 4pts: A rare away win and by some margin saw them make welcome ground

Hull – 4pts: Recovered from a goal behind against Bournemouth. Will their season have a Silva lining?

Burnley – 3.5pts: Barton left it late – but it’s another win secured against strong opponents at home

Stoke – 3.5pts: Arnie terminated Sunderland to claim fine away win for Potters

West Ham – 3.5pts: No Payet, no problem. Hammers too strong for punchless Palace

Liverpool – 1.5pts: Benefit more than United, who started the match as heavy favourites with bookies

Watford & Boro – 1pt: The bookies could seperate them and neither could our algorithm

Man Utd: 0.5pts Started as favourites against Liverpool and are penalised after only scraping a draw

 

Power Rankings

Team Power Rankings Points Official Points
1. Chelsea 52 52
2. Tottenham 51 45
 3. Liverpool 49 45
 4. Everton 43.50 33
5 Arsenal 41.50 44
6. Man City 37.5 42
7. Man Utd 33.75 40
8. West Brom 33 29
9. Bournemouth 32.5 25
10. Burnley 31 26
11. Stoke 28 27
12. Watford 27.5 23
13. West Ham 27 25
14. Southampton 24.5 24
15. Crystal Palace 23.5 16
= Leicester 23.5 21
17. Middlesbrough 22.5  20
= Hull 22.5  16
19. Sunderland  20  15
= Swansea 20  15

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