Chelsea stays at number one in latest BPL Power Rankings

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2/28/2014 12:23:52 PM
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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)

Frank Lampard's free kick in the 93rd minute evaded everyone, including Everton keeper Tim Howard, and found the net as Chelsea snatched a 1-0 victory over Everton.  Initially the goal was credited to John Terry, but was eventually changed to Lampard's winner by the goals committee.

2. Manchester City (LW-2)

Midfielder Yaya Toure scored the only goal as Manchester City held on for a 1-0 victory over Stoke.  Edin Dzeko had a chance to add to the advantage but missed an open net from two yards.

3. Liverpool (LW-3)

Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge both scored twice to lead Liverpool to a thrilling 4-3 victory over Swansea at Anfield.  The home side held 2-0 and 3-1 advantages in the first half but were pulled into a 3-3 tie, before finally netting the winner in the 74th minute.

4. Arsenal (LW-4)

Two goals from Olivier Giroud on his return to the lineup, including the opener five minutes into the contest, led the Gunners to a 4-1 victory over Sunderland.

5. Tottenham (LW-5)

Though they had a few scoring chances, Tottenham was not able to find the net as they fell 1-0 to Norwich.

6. Manchester United (LW-7)

Robin van Persie converted a penalty and Wayne Rooney celebrated his new contract with a goal as Manchester United cruised to a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace. 

7. Everton (LW-6)

It looked as though Everton was going to hang on for a well fought point, before Frank Lampard's winner three minutes into stoppage time sent Chelsea to a 1-0 victory over the visitors.

8. Newcastle United (LW-9)

Newcastle were winless since mid-January when Loic Remy scored in injury time to provide them with a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa. 

9. Southampton (LW-8)

Maya Yoshida scored in the eighth minute to give Southampton the lead, but despite a shot and possession advantage, they slumped to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of West Ham United.

10. West Ham United (LW-11)

After falling behind eight minutes into the match, West Ham scored twice in the first half and again in the second to earn a 3-1 victory over Southampton.  Matthew Jarvis, Carlton Cole and Kevin Nolan provided the offence.

11. Hull City (LW-14)

A brace from Nikica Jelavic, plus goals from Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore led Hull to an easy 4-0 victory over Cardiff.

12. Swansea City (LW-10)

Three goals at Anfield were not enough to spring an upset as Swansea fell 4-3 to Liverpool.  Jonjo Shelvey and Wilifried Bony scored for the Swans who were also gifted a Martin Skrtel own goal.

13. Norwich City (LW-18)

Robert Snodgrass was the difference as home standing Norwich beat Tottenham 1-0.  It was just the Canaries second victory in their last 12 league matches.

14. Aston Villa (LW-13)

A road point slipped through Aston Villa's fingers in the 92nd minute when they conceded a Loic Remy winner and fell 1-0 at the hands of Newcastle. 

15. Stoke City (LW-12)

Stoke frustrated title contender Manchester City in the first half and into the 70th minute before finally conceding the only goal in a 1-0 loss.

16. West Bromwich Albion (LW-16)

Matej Vydra scored four minutes from time to earn West Brom a 1-1 draw with Fulham. 

17. Crystal Palace (LW-15)

Glenn Murray made his first start in nine months but wasn't able to help Crystal Palace avoid a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United.

18. Sunderland (LW-17)

Emanuele Giaccherini scored for Sunderland in the 81st minute, but it was all they would get out of a 4-1 loss to Arsenal.

19. Fulham (LW-20)

Fulham keeper Maarten Stekelenburg flubbed a shot from Matej Vydra which squirted through him and into the net as the Cottagers were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw with West Brom.  Ashkan Dejagah opened the scoring for Fulham in the 28th minute.

20. Cardiff City (LW-19)

Cardiff is now 19th in the table after a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Hull City.  Two goals in each half doomed them to the heavy loss.

Frank Lampard John Terry (Photo: Scott Heavey/Getty Images)


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