Soccer

Chelsea reclaims top spot in latest BPL Power Rankings

{eot}
TSN.ca Staff
2/7/2014 12:36:13 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

TSN.ca presents its latest weekly power rankings for the 2013-14 Barclays Premier League season. 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 became the first Premier League team to win at Etihad Stadium when they knocked off Manchester City 1-0.  Branislav Ivanovic provided the winner maker as Chelsea completed the double over their title contending rivals.

2. Manchester City (LW-1)

For the first time this season, Manchester City were beaten at home, 1-0 by Chelsea.  Alvaro Negredo and Edin Dzeko started up front, but they were locked down and frustrated by a tight Chelsea backline all game. 

3. Arsenal (LW-3)

A pair of goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain helped Arsenal climb back to the summit of the Barclays Premier League after a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace.  Wojciech Szczesny was only forced to make two saves on his way to the clean sheet.

4. Liverpool (LW-4)

A horrible error by Kolo Toure doomed Liverpool to a 1-1 draw with West Brom.  Daniel Sturridge gave his side a first half lead but Toure gifted the home side a second half equalizer, that proved to be the last goal scored in the game.

5. Everton (LW-7)

After falling behind at Goodison Park, Steven Naismith and Kevin Mirallas fired Everton to a 2-1 home victory over Aston Villa.  The victory keeps Everton in one of the Barclays Premier League's European places.

6. Tottenham (LW-6)

Paulinho's 61st minute marker salvaged a point for Spurs as they drew 1-1 with Hull City.  This was the first time Tottenham did not earn a win on the road under new manager Tim Sherwood.

7. Manchester United (LW-5)

Robin van Persie scored United's only goal as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Stoke City.  The setback leaves the champions seven points out of the top-four and a place in next year's Champions League.

8. Southampton (LW-9)

Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez were all on target in the second half as Southampton cruised to a 3-0 victory over Fulham.  Artur Boruc was solid when called upon to earn the clean sheet.

9. Newcastle United (LW-8)

It was a tough contest for Newcastle as they were well beaten 3-0 at the hands of Sunderland.  Newcastle has just one win in their last six league contests.

10. Sunderland (LW-16)

Fabio Borini, Adam Johnson and Jack Colback were all on target, the first from the penalty spot, as Sunderland dropped Newcastle 3-0. 

11. Aston Villa (LW-11)

Leandro Bacuna's first half marker was all Aston Villa could muster as they fell 2-1 to Everton. 

12. West Bromwich Albion (LW-14)

Victor Anichebe benefited from a Kolo Toure error to earn West Brom a 1-1 draw against Liverpool.  Toure played the ball across his defence right into the path of Anichebe, who easily put home the equalizing marker.

13. Stoke City (LW-17)

Charlie Adam scored on either side of halftime to lead Stoke to a 2-1 victory over Manchester United.  His second marker came just five minutes after the champions had leveled the score.  This was Stoke's first Premier League victory over United.

14. Hull City (LW-15)

After being held goalless and pointless through the month of January, Shane Long broke them out of their funk helping them earn a 1-1 draw against Tottenham.

15. Swansea City (LW-11)

In what turned out to be Michael Laudrup's final match at the helm of Swansea, they were defeated 2-0 by West Ham.  On Tuesday, Laudrup was fired by the Welsh team almost a year after leading them to the 2013 League Cup, their first major trophy.

16. Norwich City (LW-12)

Robert Snodgrass gave Norwich the lead after just five minutes but they were not able to hang on as they fell 2-1 to Cardiff City.

17. West Ham United (LW-18)

An eventful contest saw West Ham earn a 2-0 victory over Swansea at Upton Park.  A first half brace from Kevin Nolan provided the difference in the contest.  In the second half Andy Carroll, who set up both goals, was sent off for an altercation with Chico Flores in the 59th minute.

18. Cardiff City (LW-19)

After conceding the opening goal five minutes into the match, Kenwyne Jones and Craig Bellamy turned the game within a minute to earn Cardiff a 2-1 victory over Norwich City.  The victory was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first in charge of the Welsh side.

19. Crystal Palace (LW-13)

Crystal Palace surrendered two goals in the second half as they fell 2-0 to Arsenal.  Palace had trouble finding their rhythm in this contest.

20. Fulham (LW-20)

A disastrous second half doomed Fulham to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Southampton.  Darren Bent was turned away twice with chances to get his side on the board.



Podcasts

TSN 690: oranges at halftime: Frank Klopas: Sept. 18

Following Wednesday night's Champions League win, we catch up with the Impact's Head Coach

TSN 690: oranges at halftime: Tommy Smyth: Sept. 18

We recap the UEFA Champions League Matchday 1 and sneak a peak at Tommy's legendary prediction ways.

TSN FC with Luke Wileman, Jason deVos & Kristian Jack - September 15

Luke, Jason and KJ are back in-studio to talk Toronto FC dysfunction, Tim Leiweke's comments, the Whitecaps playoff push, EPL & more.


More Podcasts

Premier League Shows on TSN.ca

TSN.ca is Canada's exclusive home to highlight and feature programs from the Barclay's Premier League. Check out the latest programs on VOD below.


Net Busters

See all the goals, saves, bloopers and quotes from each week

- Episode 4

Previous episodes:3 | 2 | 1


BPL Match Pack

Weekly match preview show using interesting facts & figures

- Week 5

TSN TweetBox
© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television