Power Rankings: Liverpool vulnerable; Foxes off the bottom

Date published: Monday 27th February 2017 10:46

Leicester put in a performance worthy of their champions tag to defeat Liverpool, while Jurgen Klopp’s flops risk being overtaken by Everton in our Power Rankings.

West Brom churned out another home win to reach the 40-point mark and overtake Arsenal and move into sixth place.

Everton closed the gap on Liverpool to just a point after sinking Sunderland, while Tottenham closed the gap on leaders Chelsea to just three points.

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 9th this time around, claimed the title by 3.5 points in our inaugural Power Rankings last season.


Matchday 26

Leicester – 5pts: The most fascinating game of the season and one which Leicester looked like champions again.

Tottenham – 4.5pts: Too quick out of the blocks for Stoke and Kane’s third treble of 2017 put paid to Mark Hughes’ men.

Crystal Palace – 3pts: Out-of-form Palace fully deserved their win, despite Boro’s 54% possession.

West Brom – 3pts: Up to the magic 40-point mark. Will they take their foot off the gas now?

Chelsea – 2.5pts: Finally got on top of Swansea, dominated possession and chances. Champions elect.

Everton – 2.5pts: Too good for Sunderland and David Moyes was happy to take a 1-0 defeat.

Burnley – 1.5pts: Only 33% possession but deserved their point.

Watford – 1pt: Made some silly mistakes, but showed some spirit.

West Ham – 1pt: “Two points dropped,” according to Slaven Bilic and he was spot on.

Hull – 1pt: Just one shot on target for all their good possession. Fighting for their lives.

Power Rankings

Team Power Rankings Points Official Points
1. Chelsea 61.75 63
2. Tottenham 58.75 53
 3. Liverpool 54 49
 4. Everton 53 44
5. Man City 47 52
6. West Brom 44 40
7. Arsenal 43.25 50
8. Man Utd 38.25 48
9. West Ham 38 33
10. Watford 37 31
= Burnley 37 31
12. Southampton 34.5 30
13. Stoke 34 32
14. Bournemouth 33 26
15. Swansea 32  24
16. Crystal Palace 31.5 22
17. Hull 30  21
18. Leicester 28.5  24
= Sunderland  28.5  19
20. Middlesbrough 25  22

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