Power Rankings: Everton, Liverpool swap places; Man Utd climb

Date published: Tuesday 18th April 2017 3:33

Tottenham are forging ahead in our Power Rankings after their demolition job on Bournemouth, while Man Utd jumped a few places and Arsenal sunk, despite winning at Middlesbrough.

Another four goals without reply and Chelsea’s defeat at Old Trafford has helped Spurs pull away at the top of the table.

Everton climbed back above Liverpool, while Arsenal dropped a place despite restoring some confidence with a hard-fought win over Middlesbrough.

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 14th this time around, claimed the title by 3.5 points in our inaugural Power Rankings last season.

Matchday 33

Tottenham – 4.5pts: Far too good for Bournemouth; looked like champions.

Man Utd – 4pts: Zero Chelsea shots on target; Mourinho did a job on his old side.

Man City – 4pts: Dismissed Saints’ challenge on the south coast.

Stoke – 3pts: Lost the possession count, but worthy winners.

Watford – 3pts: Crucial home win in a tight game.

Everton – 2.5pts: 29 shots and 63 per cent possession; well deserved win.

Liverpool – 2pts: “It was a big win against a good, tall team,” Klopp said.

Arsenal – 1.5pts: Switched to a back three and looked stronger as they won at Boro.

Leicester – 1.5pts: Couldn’t hold on for a win.

C Palace – 1pt: Draw felt like a win against the champions.

West Ham – 1pt: Almost earned an undeserved three points.

Sunderland – 1pt: Needed some luck against the Hammers.

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Power Rankings

Team Power Rankings Points Official Points
1. Tottenham 78.75 71
2. Chelsea 70.25 75
 3. Everton 68.5 57
 4. Liverpool 68.25 66
5. Man City 58.25 64
6. West Brom 51.5 44
7. Man Utd 49.75 60
8. Crystal Palace 49.5 35
9. Arsenal 49 57
10. Watford 46 40
11. Bournemouth 44.5 35
= Southampton 44.5 40
13. Burnley 42.5 38
14. West Ham 42 37
15. Leicester 41.5  37
= Stoke 41.5 39
17. Hull 40  30
18. Swansea 36.5  28
19. Sunderland  30.5  21
20. Middlesbrough 27.5  24

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