Tottenham are forging ahead in our Power Rankings after their demolition job on Bournemouth, while Man Utd jumped a few places and Arsenal sunk, despite winning at Middlesbrough.
Another four goals without reply and Chelsea’s defeat at Old Trafford has helped Spurs pull away at the top of the table.
Everton climbed back above Liverpool, while Arsenal dropped a place despite restoring some confidence with a hard-fought win over Middlesbrough.
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.
Tottenham – 4.5pts: Far too good for Bournemouth; looked like champions.
Man Utd – 4pts: Zero Chelsea shots on target; Mourinho did a job on his old side.
Man City – 4pts: Dismissed Saints’ challenge on the south coast.
Stoke – 3pts: Lost the possession count, but worthy winners.
Watford – 3pts: Crucial home win in a tight game.
Everton – 2.5pts: 29 shots and 63 per cent possession; well deserved win.
Liverpool – 2pts: “It was a big win against a good, tall team,” Klopp said.
Arsenal – 1.5pts: Switched to a back three and looked stronger as they won at Boro.
Leicester – 1.5pts: Couldn’t hold on for a win.
C Palace – 1pt: Draw felt like a win against the champions.
West Ham – 1pt: Almost earned an undeserved three points.
Sunderland – 1pt: Needed some luck against the Hammers.
|Team||Power Rankings Points||Official Points|
|5. Man City||58.25||64|
|6. West Brom||51.5||44|
|7. Man Utd||49.75||60|
|8. Crystal Palace||49.5||35|
|14. West Ham||42||37|