Liverpool have closed the gap on leaders Chelsea after their win at Middlesbrough, but Manchester United have failed to make up ground in our latest Power Rankings.
Jurgen Klopp’s men recorded an emphatic 3-0 win away at Middlesbrough last night to move within 3.75 points of leaders Chelsea, whose routine 1-0 win at Sunderland bagged them just 1.5 points.
Manchester United though failed to make up any real ground on the leading pack, despite their late 2-1 away win at Crystal Palace. The real standings have Jose Mourinho’s men in sixth spot, but we’re not so kind and have them down in 10th.
Everton, Liverpool and West Brom top-scored with four points – and Tony Pulis’ Albion are shock top-six contenders along with Bournemouth, who sunk Leicester’s revival on the south coast.
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.
Everton – 4pts: Fantastic late win secure over Arsenal. Pressure off Koeman…for now.
Liverpool – 4pts: Superb away-day showing without some key performers; title-winning stuff?
West Brom – 4pts: Tony Pulis continues to get results and goals too.
Tottenham – 3.5pts: Routine home win.
Bournemouth – 3pts: Knocked Leicester back out of their stride. Big three points.
Man City – 2.5pts: A rare clean sheet for under-fire Pep. Can they mount a serious challenge?
Man Utd – 2 pts: Zlatan rescued a late win; Pogba showed his class.
West Ham – 2pts: Churned out a crucial home win.
Stoke – 1.5pts: Only had 10 men for the majority of the game and 29% possession but made a bold point.
Chelsea – 1.5pts: Fabregas winner makes it 10 wins on the spin. They’re are looking ominous…
Southampton – 1pt: Failed to break down Stoke.
|Team||Power Rankings Points||Official Points|
|5. Man City||29.5||33|
|= West Brom||26||23|
|10. Man Utd||23.25||27|
|11. C Palace||22||15|
|16. Hull City||17||12|
|= West Ham||15.5||16|