Premier League – Week 20 Power Rankings

Our Power Rankings updated after matches played in the New Year results in a return to the top for our former long-term top club. But for the most part, the clubs of the Premier League remain stratified in their tier structure, with the Top 6 clear of the 7th place club by at least seven points, and the last club of the”muddled middle” four points ahead of the bottom six.

As always, these results try to reflect the week-to-week results, and only account for matches played in the Premier League. Most of the clubs are fairly closely aligned with their league table position, but losses to lower-ranked clubs – or wins against the higher-ranked ones – can move them dramatically out of position.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Results as of matches played through 3 January 2019

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Premier League Friday – Wolves v Liverpool

Friday EPL: Wolves v. Liverpool Wolves The expectations have been high for the Wolves all season despite just coming up from the Championship after the near 100 point season they had their last season. Early on, it looked like those expectations would be met, starting the season 4-3-1, only losing to Leicester City on Matchday … Read morePremier League Friday – Wolves v Liverpool

(UPDATED) Premier League – Week 17 Slate

It was Arsenal‘s turn to lose to a much lower club last week, though the loss didn’t cause them to drop from their Top Five position in the league table. They remain in the tier above everyone else in the league (as we outlined in our Power Rankings this week), and should stay there again this week with a match against a club towards the bottom of the table.

Next week, Premier League clubs will be playing twice as we reach the midpoint of the season. Until then, we have a solid slate of matches book-ended by perhaps the best two of the weekend, including the one that kicks it all off tonight. As always, the number in parenthesis before each club reflects their spot on our Power Rankings, and we’ll try to keep this list updated as the week progresses. Home teams are listed first, and winners will be indicated in bold. In the event of a draw, both teams will be placed in italics.

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Premier League – Week 17 Power Rankings

After a Week 16 that went mostly as expected, we are one match away from the midpoint of the Premier League season. The league – along with our Power Rankings – have stratified into three distinct tiers (more on this below the table) and any move in our rankings only occurs within those tiers.

As always, these rankings reflect performance in Premier League matches only, and are more about the week-to-week trends instead of the whole season picture. A club is rewarded more for victories against teams there weren’t expected to defeat and vice versa, with draws treated fairly neutral unless there is a massive ranking disparity.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Results as of matches played through 16 December 2018

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Premier League – Week 16 Power Rankings

Much as I suspected heading into last week’s slate of games, playing twice shook up the rankings. We’ll talk about the minutiae after the actual rankings, but only four clubs stayed in the same spot from last week’s Power Rankings, and we also have a new club at the top of the rankings: Liverpool, the only club remaining without a loss in league play.

As always, these rankings reflect performance in Premier League matches only, and are more about the week-to-week trends instead of the whole season picture. A club is rewarded more for victories against teams there weren’t expected to defeat and vice versa, with draws treated fairly neutral unless there is a massive ranking disparity.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Results as of matches played through 10 December 2018

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Premier League – Week 15 Power Rankings

Note: Usually we publish the Championship Power Rankings first thing Monday morning, but they still have one match left this week. Also, Premier League clubs will be playing twice this week, with matches starting tomorrow,so they will get the lead position this week, with Championship rankings coming later in the week.

After this past weekend’s results, only four clubs remain in the same position that they were in last week’s Power Rankings. A few lower-ranked teams had unexpected results over higher-ranked opponents, but nothing so shocking that it caused chaos up and down the rankings.

As always, these rankings reflect performance in Premier League matches only, and are more about the week-to-week trends instead of the whole season picture. A club is rewarded more for victories against teams there weren’t expected to defeat and vice versa, with draws treated fairly neutral unless there is a massive ranking disparity.

Note: Records presented as W-D-L
Results as of matches played through 2 December 2018

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