Premier League Power Rankings: Week 16

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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.

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Without further ado, let’s dig in.


TEAM RANKING
Hull City logo 20 (18) Hull City: Last league win was Nov. 6. Players needed at the KC.
burnley fc crest 19 (15) Burnley: Sean Dyche‘s men are losers of four-in-five, now five points off 18th.
source: 18 (20) Sunderland: Moyes’ boys again making monumentally poor starts into survival seasons. Watford next at home.
source: 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.
200px-Middlesbrough_crest 16 (14) Middlesbrough: Hull win turning out to be huge, as Boro just three points clear of the drop.
source: 15 (17) Swansea City: Bob Bradley is two weeks away from getting to the transfer window, where defenders have to be purchased.
source: 14 (13) Leicester City: Beating Man City was great, but it’s sandwiched between losses to Sunderland and Bournemouth.
logo_westham 13 (16) West Ham United: A brutal stretch in the rear view, can the Irons take advantage of Hull-Swans-Leicester?
source: 12 (9) Watford: Just can’t get a read on these guys. It would help if Odion Ighalo started firing again.
source: 11 (7) Stoke City: Desperately in search of more consistent scoring.
source: 10 (10) Southampton: Now done with Europe, will Claude Puel‘s side deliver expected performances in the Premier League?
source: 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?
source: 8 (12)
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.
source: 7 (8) West Bromwich Albion: Tony Pulis doing his best top-half Papillon, telling folks “I’m still here!”
source: 6 (5) Tottenham Hotspur: Beating up on bad teams, but failing several big tests.
Logo_Manchester_City 5 (3) Manchester City: Rebounded from the Leicester City loss to handle its business versus tricky Watford.
source: 4 (6) Manchester United: Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been ripping off shots all season, and his finishing is currently shutting up skeptics.
source: 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.
source: 2 (4) Arsenal: Tuesday’s loss at Everton its first PL setback since Opening Day.
source: 1 (1) Chelsea: Ten-straight league wins. Did you expect anything less?

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