Only sixteen clubs in the Premier League played league games this past weekend – congrats to the Carabao Cup champion Manchester City, by the way – but there was still some movement in our Power Rankings from last week. I tried not to punish or reward the four clubs that didn’t play, but if other clubs around them moved as a result of their results, it may have caused the idle clubs to shift around a bit.
As always, these rankings try to only take into account the action that happens in league play, and relative placement is based on the caliber of the opponents from week-to-week and the results. If a lower club loses to a top club they aren’t punished as harshly, but the inverse may result in tumble down the rankings (if there’s room). And while the top half of the rankings nearly match the league table exactly, this won’t always be the case.
Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Results as of matches played through 24 February 2019