Crystal Palace surged into sixth place in our Power Rankings with another impressive away-day showing against Liverpool, while Man Utd failed to make up ground despite another win.
After winning at Chelsea and sinking Arsenal at home Sam Allardyce’s men are flying and although they may be 12th in the real table, we rate them a lot higher after Christian Benteke’s double stunned Jurgen Klopp’s men.
In fact we rate Palace considerably better than a mid-table outfit and have them in the top six in our rankings.
Elsewhere, Manchester United grabbed a win, but failed to make up any ground, while Hull leapt into 14th spot after their brilliant home win with 10 men.
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.
Bournemouth – 5pts: Hammered a shambolic Boro outfit.
C Palace – 4pts: Tactical masterclass, according to Palace boss Sam Allardyce
Swansea – 4pts: Slightly fortunate, but making a fight of it.
Man Utd – 3pts: Clinical away performance.
Hull City – 3pts: Won despite giving up possession and having a man sent off.
West Ham – 1.5pts: Shut-out Everton in arguably the worst game of the season.
Everton – 1pt: Could not break West Ham’s resilient backline.
|Team||Power Rankings Points||Official Points|
|5. Man City||58.25||64|
|6. Crystal Palace||53.5||38|
|7. Man Utd||52.75||63|
|8. West Brom||51.5||44|
|13. West Ham||43.5||38|