Power Rankings: Liverpool, Chelsea neck and neck, United stay put

Date published: Monday 7th November 2016 12:04

Power Rankings: Liverpool and Chelsea top

Liverpool and Chelsea maintain their charge at the summit, West Brom are on the move, but Manchester United stay put despite their victory in our Power Rankings.

Liverpool’s 6-1 win over Watford and Chelsea’s 5-0 demolition of Everton keep those two joint top of the table.

The bookies’ favourites Man City slipped up at home to Middlesbrough and they stay third; while Manchester United cannot make any headway despite their win at Swansea.

West Brom move up two places after their fine away win against the champions and Sunderland are almost off the bottom.

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 18th this time around, claimed the title by 3.5 points in our inaugural Power Rankings last season.

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Liverpool – 5.5pts: Ruthless in attack; defence still creaks.

Chelsea – 5.5pts: Best display in the league this season; serious title contenders.

West Brom – 4pts: Pulis masterclass at the King Power.

Hull City – 4pts: Sunday’s coupon buster; fantastic result.

Sunderland -4pts: Showed resolve with 10 men; their season starts now.

Burnley – 4pts: Played on the break and nicked it at the death.

Man Utd – 3pts: Pogba arrived at the party; Zlatan breaks barren spell.

Tottenham – 1.5pts: Strong, resolute performance; had more possession than Arsenal.

Stoke -1.5pts: Getting ‘fully into their stride’, according to Mark Hughes.

Middlesbrough – 1.5pts: Stuck in there and scored late on to earn a point. The real deal away form home

Arsenal – 0.5pt: Off the pace, laboured and ‘nervous’, according to Wenger.

West Ham – 0.5pt: Still struggling at the London Stadium.

Man City – 0.25pt: Looked leggy; hungover from Barca win. Still favourites but for how long?

Matty Phillips

Power Rankings

Team Power Rankings Points Official Points
1. Liverpool 30 26
= Chelsea 30 25
 3. Man City 24 24
 4. Arsenal 22.25 24
 5. Tottenham 21.5 21
= Watford 20 15
7. Everton 19.5 18
8. Bournemouth 17.5 12
9. West Brom 17 13
10. Man Utd 16.5 18
11. Burnley 15.5 14
12. C Palace 15 11
13. Hull 14  10
14. Leicester 13 12
= Southampton 13  13
 = Middlesbrough 13  11
 17. Stoke 12.5  13
18.West Ham 10.5 11
19. Swansea 6.5 5
= Sunderland 6.5  5

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