Expect some movement after a couple weeks between our Premier League Power Rankings, although perhaps not as much as usual given three match days.
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We have a new bottom team, though it’s not difficult to predict who’s atop the Power Rankings.
Without further ado, let’s dig in.
|20 (18)||Hull City: Last league win was Nov. 6. Players needed at the KC.|
|19 (15)||Burnley: Sean Dyche‘s men are losers of four-in-five, now five points off 18th.
|18 (20)||Sunderland: Moyes’ boys again making monumentally poor starts into survival seasons. Watford next at home.
|17 (19)||Crystal Palace: Alan Pardew can thank his lucky stars for Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke, because defending’s been optional at Selhurst Park.|
|16 (14)||Middlesbrough: Hull win turning out to be huge, as Boro just three points clear of the drop.|
|15 (17)||Swansea City: Bob Bradley is two weeks away from getting to the transfer window, where defenders have to be purchased.
|14 (13)||Leicester City: Beating Man City was great, but it’s sandwiched between losses to Sunderland and Bournemouth.
|13 (16)||West Ham United: A brutal stretch in the rear view, can the Irons take advantage of Hull-Swans-Leicester?|
|12 (9)||Watford: Just can’t get a read on these guys. It would help if Odion Ighalo started firing again.
|11 (7)||Stoke City: Desperately in search of more consistent scoring.|
|10 (10)||Southampton: Now done with Europe, will Claude Puel‘s side deliver expected performances in the Premier League?|
|9 (11)||Everton: The Arsenal win could be a turning point for Ronald Koeman, who was facing serious heat at Goodison Park. Could another U.S. goalkeeper be on his way?
||Bournemouth: Eddie Howe continues to make his name as the best British manager going, and a derby win over Saints would be another feather in his cap.
|7 (8)||West Bromwich Albion: Tony Pulis doing his best top-half Papillon, telling folks “I’m still here!”|
|6 (5)||Tottenham Hotspur: Beating up on bad teams, but failing several big tests.
|5 (3)||Manchester City: Rebounded from the Leicester City loss to handle its business versus tricky Watford.
|4 (6)||Manchester United: Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been ripping off shots all season, and his finishing is currently shutting up skeptics.|
|3 (2)||Liverpool: Capable of anything, but that’s not always good. See: the 0-0 draw vs. Saints and the 4-3 loss to Bournemouth.|
|2 (4)||Arsenal: Tuesday’s loss at Everton its first PL setback since Opening Day.|
|1 (1)||Chelsea: Ten-straight league wins. Did you expect anything less?|