Power Rankings: Man United stay put; Palace hit top six

Date published: Monday 24th April 2017 10:45

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.

West Ham, who are 13th this time around, claimed the title by 3.5 points in our inaugural Power Rankings last season.

Matchday 34

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.

 

Power Rankings

Team Power Rankings Points Official Points
1. Tottenham 78.75 71
2. Chelsea 70.25 75
 3. Everton 69.5 58
 4. Liverpool 68.25 66
5. Man City 58.25 64
6. Crystal Palace 53.5 38
7. Man Utd 52.75 63
8. West Brom 51.5 44
9. Bournemouth 49.5 38
10. Arsenal 49 57
11. Watford 46 40
12. Southampton 44.5 40
13. West Ham 43.5 38
14. Hull 43  33
15. Burnley 42.5 38
16. Leicester 41.5  37
= Stoke 41.5 39
18. Swansea 40.5  31
19. Sunderland  30.5  21
20. Middlesbrough 27.5  24

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