TSN.ca presents its latest weekly power rankings for the 2013-14 Barclays Premier League staff. Rankings were weighted evenly between separate lists made by TSN Radio host and soccer analyst Gareth Wheeler as well as TSN.ca's soccer editors.
1. Chelsea (Last Week- 2)
Chelsea was not in action this week in the Barclays Premier League.
2. Liverpool (LW- 4)
For the third time this season Daniel Sturridge scored the only goal in a 1-0 Liverpool victory, this time over longtime rival Manchester United. Simon Mignolet picked up his third clean sheet for Liverpool and once again looked brilliant in net for the Reds. Liverpool are now the only team with a 100% record in the league.
3. Manchester United (LW- 1)
On the back foot for the majority of the first half, United were not able to find the breakthrough in the second and fell 1-0 to Liverpool. Robin van Persie, last season`s top scorer, failed to find the net for the second consecutive game. The late introduction of Javier Hernandez was not enough to spark United to a goal.
4. Manchester City (LW- 5)
While it could have been more dominant, an impressive bounce-back 2-0 victory for City over Hull as they attempted to erase last week's upset loss to Cardiff. Alvaro Negredo scored the opener and winner, while Yaya Toure scored his second quality free-kick goal of the season.
5. Arsenal (LW- 7)
The North London derby is always a big occasion and this one was no different as the Gunners were able to steal the headlines from Spurs with a 1-0 victory. Olivier Giroud scored the only goal in the game for a team whose biggest moment of the week was yet to come. Arsenal would go on to make a big money transfer for Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid.
6. Tottenham (LW- 3)
After splashing all of that money in the transfer window, Spurs still had to watch Arsenal celebrate a 1-0 victory in the first North London derby of the season. On the bright side, they were finally able to complete the transfer of Gareth Bale so they should be able to move on and move forward from those questions.
7. Stoke City (LW- 12)
Jermaine Pennant fired home a free-kick to give Mark Hughes' charges the victory they deserved in a game they mostly dominated. Kenwyne Jones was strong in the victory for Stoke City.
8. Norwich City (LW- 14)
In front of their home fans, Norwich was able to earn their first victory of the season over Southampton on the strength of Nathan Redmond's 68th minute marker. It was the only goal in an end to end battle that saw chances wasted by both sides.
9. Southampton (LW- 6)
Captain Adam Lallana smashed a ball off the post and the Saints had two major penalty shouts waved away, as they fell 1-0 to Norwich City. They were punished on the wings throughout the contest and it eventually led to their demise.
10. West Ham United (LW- 8)
It was only after Stoke City took a 1-0 lead that West Ham came to life and tried to inject themselves into the match to find a goal. They were unfortunately not able to find the net and have now not scored since their opening contest.
11. Aston Villa (LW- 9)
Aston Villa was not in action this week in the Barclays Premier League.
12. Everton (LW- 10)
Prior to moving Marouane Fellaini to Manchester United, Everton earned their third draw from three games, scoreless against Cardiff City. They controlled the play and had a few good chances on goal but in the end were not able to breakthrough for the goal to earn their first victory of the season.
13. Cardiff City (LW- 13)
Both the team and two goal man Fraizer Campbell were not able to duplicate the success they found in their victory over Manchester City, but they did earn a point in a scoreless draw against Everton. Keeper David Marshall was strong in goal for the Welsh side picking up the clean sheet.
14. Swansea City (LW- 17)
After opening with two defeats, the Swans finally earned their first victory of the season, 2-0 over West Bromwich Albion. Ben Davies scored in the first half and Pablo in the second to secure the three points.
15. Newcastle United (LW- 19)
411 minutes from the start of the season until Hatem Ben Arfa fired home for Newcastle to hand them a 1-0 victory over Fulham. Tim Krul only had to face two shots to earn the clean sheet for his side who have suffered through a rough start to the season. Alan Pardew's side looked good for the first time.
16. Fulham (LW- 11)
Both Dimitar Berbatov and Darren Bent were both largely kept in check by Newcastle in Fulham's 1-0 defeat. They were intent to defend and try to pinch a winner on the counter attack but eventually their defence broke in the 86th minute sending them to their second defeat of the season.
17. Crystal Palace (LW- 20)
After opening the season with two defeats, Palace finally got on the right side of a result with a 3-1 victory over Sunderland. Dwight Gayle scored the winner from the penalty spot in the 79th minute after their opponents were reduced to 10-men for a foul in the box. Jason Puncheon, who drew that foul, was a standout for the newly promoted side.
18. Hull City (LW- 16)
Danny Graham had the chance, six minutes into the game, to put Hull ahead and perhaps cast doubt on a Manchester City team that already was carrying a shadow from their previous contest. He scuffed a clear chance on goal and eventually the Manchester City bullied their way to a 2-0 victory. What could have been if he had converted that opening chance.
19. West Bromwich Albion (LW- 15)
The only team in the Barclays Premier League that has yet to score, West Brom fell 2-0 to Swansea and slipped to the bottom of the table. They were not badly out played in the contest, or really out played at all, but were not able to convert chances when they created them.
20. Sunderland (LW- 18)
Still searching for their first win of the season, Sunderland found it very hard dealing with Crystal Palace who beat them 3-1. John O'Shea was sent off for tripping Jason Puncheon in the area leading to the deciding penalty goal. Prior to the sending off they were already chasing the game and the man disadvantage sealed the deal.