Liverpool, Chelsea top latest BPL Power Rankings

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4/18/2014 4:56:15 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. Liverpool (Last Week-1)

Philippe Coutinho took advantage of a Vincent Kompany mistake to score the winning goal for Liverpool as they defeated Manchester City 3-2.  Raheem Sterling and Martin Skrtel also scored for Liverpool who control their own destiny as they chase the Premier League title.

2. Chelsea (LW-3)

Demba Ba struck in the 68th minute against 10 man Swansea City to lead Chelsea to a 1-0 victory.  The win keeps Chelsea firmly in Liverpool's rear view mirror as they battle for the title.

3. Manchester City (LW-2)

Manchester City dropped points in both games they played this week.  After falling 3-2 to Liverpool in an important title showdown, City needed a late goal to rescue a point in a midweek fixture against bottom of the table Sunderland.

4. Arsenal (LW-5)

A Lukas Podolski double and a goal from Olivier Giroud did the damage for Arsenal as they defeated West Ham 3-1.  The win helped the Gunners move ahead of Everton in the race for the final Champions League position.

5. Everton (LW-4)

Everton scored a 1-0 victory over Sunderland in their weekend fixture before dropping a critical two points in a 3-2 midweek loss to Crystal Palace.  Four points was not enough to keep them in a Champions League position.

6. Manchester United (LW-6)

Manchester United's game against Hull City was postponed due to Hull's participation in the FA Cup.

7. Tottenham (LW-7)

Jonas Olsson own goal, plus goals from Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen led Tottenham back from a 3-0 deficit to grab a 3-3 draw with West Brom.  The victory keeps Tottenham's hope of playing in Europe alive and well.

8. Southampton (LW-8)

Southampton, safe in the middle of the table dropped a 1-0 result at home to Cardiff City.

9. Stoke City (LW-9)

Erik Pieters scored the only goal of the game in the first half to lead Stoke City to a 1-0 victory over Newcastle.  Stoke has never finished in the top half of the Premier League but they currently reside there in the table.

10. Crystal Palace (LW-14)

It was a huge six point week for Tony Pulis and Crystal Palace that should see them remain in the Premier League.  They knocked off Aston Villa 1-0 and then won a 3-2 midweek thriller against Everton.

11. Newcastle United (LW-10)

Newcastle dropped their fourth consecutive Premier League contest, falling 1-0 to Stoke City.  Over the course of those games they have conceded 12 goals while not replying once.

12. Hull City (LW-11)

Hull City's game against Manchester United was postponed due to their participation in the FA Cup.

13. West Ham United (LW-12)

Matthew Jarvis scored the only goal for West Ham as they fell 3-1 to Arsenal.

14. Swansea City (LW-13)

Chico Flores picked up two yellow cards in 17 minutes and Swansea were never able to get back on top of the game as they fell 1-0 to Chelsea.

15. West Bromwich Albion (LW-16)

After taking a 3-0 lead through Matej Vydra, Chris Brunt and Stephane Sessegnon just 31 minutes into the contest, West Brom was forced to settle for a 3-3 draw with Tottenham.  The equalizing marker came four minutes into second half stoppage time.

16. Aston Villa (LW-15)

Three more dropped point for Aston Villa as they fell 1-0 at the hands of Crystal Palace.  Villa continues to slip closer to the relegation zone.

17. Fulham (LW-18)

Hugo Rodallega scored a first half goal to lead Fulham to a 1-0 victory over Norwich City. 

18. Sunderland (LW-19)

It was one point from two games for Sunderland as they fell 1-0 to Everton before earning their single in a 2-2 draw against Manchester City.

19. Cardiff City (LW-20)

Cala's 65th minute marker was the difference as Cardiff City defeated Southampton 1-0.  The victory provides three important points to the Welsh side's efforts to stay in the Premier League.

20. Norwich City (LW-17)

Neil Adams fell in his first game in charge of Norwich City as they lost 1-0 to Fulham.  The Canaries dropped their seventh straight road contest and have to finish the season against Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.

Philippe Coutinho (Photo: The Canadian Press)


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