They may be way behind Chelsea in the real table, but Tottenham’s win over Everton pulled them closer to the Blues, while Arsenal are well off the pace in our Power Rankings.
Chelsea nudged back ahead again on Monday night after seeing off West Ham, but Tottenham are only 1.5 points behind with us.
Man City are fifth after overpowering Sunderland, while Man Utd could not make any headway after drawing with Bournemouth.
The weekend’s big movers were Crystal Palace, who are now 14th, while Leicester are out of the bottom three and Middlesbrough are rock-bottom of our rankings.
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.
Crystal Palace – 5pts: Big movers up to 14th after a huge win at WBA.
Leicester – 3pts: Renewed vigour under Craig Shakespeare and out of our drop zone.
Southampton – 3pts: Bounced back from cup final defeat and sit 10th.
Liverpool – 3pts: Third after disposing of Arsenal.
Stoke – 3pts: A routine win puts them just ahead of their real tally.
Man City – 2.5pts: In cruise control at Sunderland; still only fifth in our table.
Tottenham – 2pts: Level with Chelsea now after sinking Everton.
Swansea – 2pts: Looking like a team who could finish in mid-table.
Chelsea – 1.5pts: Looked like the champions elect en route to three points at West Ham.
Bournemouth 1.5pts: Looked an impossible task early on, but steadied the ship and deserved their point.
Ma Utd – 0.25pts: Way back in eighth; cannot make any headway.
|Team||Power Rankings Points||Official Points|
|5. Man City||49.5||55|
|6. West Brom||44||40|
|8. Man Utd||38.5||49|
|9. West Ham||38||33|
|14. Crystal Palace||36.5||25|