Chelsea, City, Liverpool lead latest BPL Power Rankings

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2/14/2014 6:57:00 AM
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Text Size 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's soccer editors.

1. Chelsea (Last Week-1)

Chelsea roared to a 3-0 victory over Newcastle thanks to a hat trick from Eden Hazard that moved them to the top of the table.  They had to settle for a 1-1 draw with West Brom on Tuesday after conceding a late equalizer.

2. Manchester City (LW-2)

Coming off their loss to Chelsea, Manchester City was not able to get in gear as they settled for a 0-0 draw with Norwich City.  Their second game of the week against Sunderland was canceled due to unsafe weather conditions.

3. Liverpool (LW-4)

A pair of impressive victories for Liverpool as first they smashed Arsenal 5-1 in a game that was over before the 20 minute mark and followed that up with a 3-2 win over Fulham in a game that was decided on a 90th minute penalty by Steven Gerrard.

4. Arsenal (LW-3)

Twenty minutes into their match with Liverpool Arsenal was already finished in what would end up being a 5-1 defeat.  In their second match they earned a 0-0 draw against Manchester United.

5. Tottenham (LW-6)

Six points for Tottenham as they opened with a 1-0 victory over Everton, before going on the road to earn an emphatic 4-0 victory over Newcastle as they continue to chase the Champions League.

6. Everton (LW-5)

One goal was the difference as Everton fell 1-0 to Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday.  Weather was the difference in their second contest against Crystal Palace as it was called just 30 minutes before the scheduled kickoff.

7. Manchester United (LW-7)

A pair of draws for the champions as they were first held at home 2-2 by Fulham before earning a 0-0 draw at Emirates Stadium against Arsenal.

8. Southampton (LW-8)

Mixed results for the Saints this week as they picked up a point in a 2-2 draw with Stoke City before Jose Fonte's goal gave them a 1-0 victory over Hull City.

9. Newcastle United (LW-9)

A tough week for Newcastle as they were beaten 3-0 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge before heading home for a 4-0 loss at the hands of Tottenham.

10. Swansea City (LW-15)

The Swans picked up four points this week scoring an emphatic 3-0 victory over Cardiff City on the weekend and drawing their midweek game against Stoke City 1-1.

11. West Ham United (LW-17)

A pair of 2-0 victories were enough to earn six points for West Ham as they first defeated Aston Villa and then beat Norwich City to earn maximum points.

12. Stoke City (LW-13)

A pair of draws for Stoke City as they drew Southampton 2-2 on the road before sharing the points in a 1-1 saw off with Swansea City at Britannia Stadium.

13. Aston Villa (LW-11)

Aston Villa earned a single point without scoring a goal in either of their fixtures this week.  They fell 2-0 to West Ham before holding Cardiff to a 0-0 draw.

14. Hull City (LW-14)

Hull City opened the week by earning a 2-0 road victory over Sunderland thanks to goals from Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic, before falling 1-0 at home to Southampton.

15. Crystal Palace (LW-19)

Crystal Palace put three goals past West Brom to earn themselves a 3-1 victory in their weekend game but were not given the chance to ride their momentum as their midweek game against Everton was called due to poor weather.

16. West Bromwich Albion (LW-12)

A tough day saw West Brom fall 3-1 at the hands of Crystal Palace before Victor Anichebe's late marker earned them a midweek point in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea.

17. Sunderland (LW-10)

Sunderland lost 2-0 to Hull City at the Stadium of Light on the weekend before having their midweek clash with Manchester City called off due to inclement weather.

18. Norwich City (LW-16)

Norwich City stymied title contender Manchester City in a 0-0 draw before stumbling on the road and falling 2-0 at the hands of West Ham in their midweek fixture.

19. Cardiff City (LW-18)

It was a goalless week for Cardiff as they were beaten 3-0 by Swansea on the weekend and then settled for a 0-0 draw against Aston Villa on Tuesday.

20. Fulham (LW-20)

A solid 2-2 draw for Fulham against Manchester United opened the week before Liverpool shocked them with a 90th minute penalty as they fell 3-2.

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