Premier League Power Rankings

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Our latest Premier League Power Rankings are here and there are so many clubs heading in very different directions on current form.

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From surging and slumping giants to underdogs punching well above their weight, it is so congested at the top of the Premier League table with the top four battle still wide open and things are now much tighter in the relegation scrap too.

Check out the latest Premier League Power Rankings in the video above, while below is a little more info on the teams surging up the table and in fine form as things stand.


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20 – Southampton: Eight defeats from their last nine but they are improving. Should have grabbed a point at Everton. They need Danny Ings to start scoring and have a very winnable run of games coming up, while their injury issues are improving. The next few weeks will be key in deciding which direction their season goes in. Can they climb away from the relegation scrap? (Even)

19 – Liverpool: Five defeats in a row at home, a club record, says it all and they were outplayed by Chelsea. Jurgen Klopp’s side are in freefall. Yes, they won away at Sheffield United, but even that was a struggle. They do not look like they will finish in the top four. The reigning champs have suffered with injuries, badly, but they look totally out of energy. Especially up top. (Down 1)

18 – Sheffield United: They are just about hanging in there. A valiant win against Aston Villa, when down to 10 men, and a confident display against Liverpool. Their recent form is much better, and they won’t go down without a fight. Plus, Chris Wilder will be on the beers this week. (Up 1)

17 – West Brom: Beat Brighton in bizarre circumstances, but then lost at home against Everton when they should have got a point. Have some huge six-pointers coming up, but time is running out for Big Sam. What a signing Mbaye Diagne has been. (Even)

16 – Newcastle: They are just above the relegation zone and lost both Almiron and Saint-Maximin to injury (to add to Wilson) at a crucial part of the season. Steve Bruce’s boys battled against Wolves, but they have some big games coming up that they have to win if they’re going to stay up. (Even)


15 – Burnley: No win in the last four games, but injuries have hit hard. Still have some lingering relegation fears and they need Wood and Barnes to be reunited up top. (Down 2)

14 – Brighton: Once again, dominated a game but missed two penalty kicks against West Brom and came unstuck after a bizarre VAR and referee call. Graham Potter’s side are playing really well, as they have all season, but aren’t getting the points they deserve. That should be worrying. (Down 3)

13 – Aston Villa: Really missing Jack Grealish and they are not playing well. At a pivotal point of the season, their European dream is slipping away slowly and that loss at Sheffield United hurt. (Down 1)

12 – Crystal Palace: Really good week, especially without Wilfried Zaha. Roy Hodgson is getting the absolute most out of this banged-up squad and they deserved a point against Man United. (Up 3)

11 – Leeds: Lost three of their last four and although they aren’t going to be relegated, any lingering hopes of mounting a late European push appears over. Still, a very good season back in the big time for Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds. (Down 2)


10 – Manchester United: Some really poor performances, as they looked tired in the draw at Palace with Bruno Fernandes unable to get them going. Dropped plenty of points in recent weeks and they are getting sucked into the top four battle when they should be sitting pretty in second.  Worrying for Solskjaer. (Down 2)

9 – Wolves: Battled to a draw at Newcastle when they were far from their best. Raul Jimenez is getting closer to full fitness, and that’s a huge boost. (Down 4)

8 – Leicester City: Hammered by Arsenal and drew at Burnley, as these injuries have hit them hard. Will they miss out on finishing in the top four once again? Barnes and Maddison being ruled out is cruel. Looks like their top four race will come down to the final three games. (Down 5)

7 – Tottenham: Back-to-back wins against Burnley and Fulham may not seem like much, but two shutout victories and both Dele Alli and Gareth Bale delivering the goods is a huge boost. Jose Mourinho’s side are all of a sudden back in the top four race and they have their four star strikers ready to roll together. (Up 7)

6 – Arsenal: A real Jekyll and Hyde season continues. Dominated in a big away win at Leicester. They couldn’t make a late surge for the top four, could they? Mikel Arteta has been rotating his squad expertly. (Up 4)


5 – Chelsea: A very good week for Chelsea, as Tuchel has made them tough to beat and better defensively. Played well at home against Manchester United and should have won, then they went away to Anfield and beat Liverpool in a six-pointer. Top four hopes are well and truly alive and that is the bare minimum for this talented squad. Also: Mason Mount and N’Golo Kante have been superb. (Up 1)

4 – West Ham United: Played really well away at Man City and could have easily grabbed a point. With other teams slipping up in the top four race, they are right in the hunt for Champions League qualification. Seriously. Tough run of games, now. (Down 2)

3 – Fulham: So unlucky to not grab a point against Tottenham, but they are playing really well. Scott Parker’s side have a tough run of games coming up, but they remain in touching distance of the teams just above the bottom three. Need to be more clinical. (Up 1)

2 – Everton: A huge week for the Toffees after their win at Liverpool, as they backed it up with 1-0 wins against Southampton and West Brom. Richarlison is in fine form and Carlo Ancelotti has them so well organized with three wins on the spin. Top four, finally? (Up 5)

1 – Manchester City: Amazing. 21 wins in a row in all competitions. 14 points clear at the top of the table and they can rotate the team so easily. Champions elect. (Even)

USMNT vs Colombia live: How to watch, stream link, start time

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Anthony Hudson takes the reins for his second friendly in charge of the USMNT, two days after the U.S. Soccer Federation confirmed that he’ll be the interim coach through a hiring process that could take through the end of the summer.

Hudson’s first game was a 2-1 loss to Serbia on Wednesday, as Julian Gressel cued up a Brandon Vazquez goal but a mistake at the back and a brilliant free kick helped the Serbians to victory.

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San Jose star Cade Cowell impressed with his electric pace and engine, while Chelsea goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina was put in some tricky spots over his time. Walker Zimmerman and Aaron Long split time at center back, next to LA Galaxy youngster Jalen neal.

Colombia’s first game of 2023 is just its fifth since the conclusion of World Cup qualifying in 2022.

Los Cafeteros, like the USMNT, will not have a ton of usual suspects, but Frank Fabra will be joined by Cucho Hernandez, now with Columbus Crew, as well as five other MLS players.


How to watch USMNT vs Colombia live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 7:30pm ET, Saturday (January 28)
Stadium: Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, Calif.
TV channels in English: TNT
TV channels en Español: Universo
Streaming en Español: Peacock


USMNT vs Colombia Preview

The Yanks fell 2-1 to Serbia in a match about as scattered as you’d expect for a largely out-of-season, MLS-based side and a Serbia team with droves of uncapped players.

Saturday’s opponents will be of similar ilk, as no player besides veteran Frank Fabra of Boca Juniors boasts more than three caps.

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With recent USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter currently under investigation by the U.S. Soccer Federation after he admitted kicking his now wife in 1991 when they were in college together, assistant coach Anthony Hudson will lead the USMNT. Hudson has been leading practice during the January camp and will take charge until the USMNT tabs a new coach by the end of summer.

Five players who went to the 2022 World Cup with the USMNT are on this roster (Aaron Long, Walker Zimmerman, Kellyn Acosta, Sean Johnson and Jesus Ferreira).


USMNT quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 13
World Cup titles: 0
World Cup appearances: 11
Coach: Anthony Hudson (temporary)

Colombia quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 17
World Cup titles: 0
World Cup appearances: 6
Coach: Nestor Lorenzo


USMNT vs Serbia video highlights, Brandon Vazquez goal video

Premier League table, 2022-23 season

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If it’s the 2022-23 Premier League table you’re after, you’ve come to the right place.

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After the break for the 2022 World Cup, the Premier League is back with a bang and the start to 2023 has delivered plenty of fun.


Who’s looking like title contenders and/or favorites?

Almost at the halfway mark of the 2022-23 season, Arsenal and Manchester City are looking head and shoulders above the rest though Newcastle is not going away and Manchester United has surged into contention.

The Gunners will have their hands full for the duration of their title challenge, as Erling Haaland continues to take the Premier League by storm with an almost impossible goal-scoring record.

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Uneven Tottenham are hanging in the top four battle, while Liverpool is struggling to stay in the Champions League scrap. Chelsea has some work to do while surprising Fulham and Brighton are hanging around on the periphery with fine campaigns.


Who are the candidates for relegation?

Everton, Bournemouth, and Southampton currently occupy the relegation places.

But Leicester, West Ham, Nottingham Forest, Wolves, and Leeds all find themselves within a few points of the bottom three after a topsy-turvy start.

Below you will find the latest Premier League table.


Premier League table – January 23

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FA Cup fourth round schedule, how to watch live, predictions

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The FA Cup always delivers shocks and plenty of Premier League clubs have tricky tasks facing them in the fourth round.

After Aston Villa, Newcastle, Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth were all knocked out by lower league opponents in round three, plus Everton, Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Brentford knocked out by fellow Premier League sides, there are only 11 top-flight teams left in the last 32.

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The fourth-round draw’s already been conducted and Arsenal will tangle with Manchester City in a tantalizing tie, while Brighton against Liverpool has the makings of a classic and Manchester United will be on upset alert against Reading and so too will West Ham as they face a tough trip to third-tier Derby County.

Read on for FA Cup stream info, fixtures, and predictions.


FA Cup live scores, schedule, dates, how to watch

Dates: Fourth round (January 27-30)
Times: Below
Online: Live updates via NBCSports.com
How to watch: ESPN+


FA Cup fourth round schedule

All games 10am ET unless otherwise stated

Friday
Man City vs Arsenal – 3pm ET

Saturday
Accrington Stanley vs Leeds United – 7:30am ET
Walsall vs Leicester City – 7:30am ET
Fulham vs Sunderland
Bristol City vs West Brom
Sheffield Wednesday vs Fleetwood Town
Blackburn Rovers vs Birmingham City
Luton Town vs Grimsby Town
Ipswich Town vs Burnley
Southampton vs Blackpool
Preston North End vs Tottenham Hotspur – 1pm ET
Manchester United vs Reading – 3pm ET

Sunday
Brighton vs Liverpool – 8:30am ET
Stoke City vs Stevenage – 9am ET
Wrexham vs Sheffield United – 11:30am ET

Monday
Derby County vs West Ham – 2:45pm ET


FA Cup fourth round predictions – By Joe Prince-Wright

Friday
Man City 2-1 Arsenal

Saturday
Accrington Stanley 1-3 Leeds United
Walsall 1-2 Leicester City
Fulham 1-2 Sunderland
Bristol City 1-2 West Brom
Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Fleetwood Town
Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Birmingham City
Luton Town 3-1 Grimsby Town
Ipswich Town 1-3 Burnley
Southampton 2-0 Blackpool
Preston North End 1-4 Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester United 2-1 Reading

Sunday
Brighton 2-2 Liverpool
Stoke City 2-1 Stevenage
Wrexham 1-2 Sheffield United

Monday
Derby County 1-1 West Ham


FA Cup third round replays

Tuesday 

Swansea City 1-2 (AET) Bristol City
Forest Green Rovers 1-2 Birmingham City (original tie postponed due to waterlogged pitch)
Wigan 1-2 Luton
Wolves 0-1 Liverpool
West Brom 4-0 Chesterfield

Wednesday

Leeds United 5-2 Cardiff City

Tuesday, January 24

Accrington Stanley vs Boreham Wood


FA Cup third round results

Friday

Manchester United 3-1 Everton

Saturday

Preston North End 3-1 Huddersfield Town
Reading 2-0 Watford
Tottenham 1-0 Portsmouth
Gillingham 0-1 Leicester City
Forest Green Rovers vs Birmingham City — PPD
Crystal Palace 1-2 Southampton
Hull City 0-2 Fulham
Middlesbrough 1-5 Brighton
Fleetwood Town 2-1 QPR
Ipswich Town 4-1 Rotherham
Bournemouth 2-4 Burnley
Blackpool 4-1 Nottingham Forest
Chesterfield 3-3 West Brom
Millwall 0-2 Sheffield United
Boreham Wood 1-1 Accrington Stanley
Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Sunderland
Brentford 0-1 West Ham
Coventry City 3-4 Wrexham
Luton Town 1-1 Wigan
Grimsby Town 1-0 Burton Albion
Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Newcastle
Liverpool 2-2 Wolves

Sunday

Bristol City 1-1 Swansea City
Derby County 3-0 Barnsley
Cardiff City 2-2 Leeds
Stockport 1-2 Walsall
Hartlepool 0-3 Stoke City
Norwich 0-1 Blackpool
Aston Villa 1-2 Stevenage
Man City 4-0 Chelsea

Monday

Oxford United 0-3 Arsenal


Manchester United vs Reading: How to watch live, stream link, team news

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Manchester United looks to stay in the mix for a pair of domestic cups when it hosts old pal Paul Ince and Reading in the fourth round of the 2022 FA Cup on Saturday.

United scored a solid win at midweek to move within 90 minutes of the League Cup Final and of course also harbors hopes of winning the Europa League and, perhaps less so, the Premier League.

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Reading sits 14th in the Championship, five points off the playoff places and fairly clear of the relegation mess.


Manchester United vs Reading, FA Cup fourth round: How to watch live, stream link

Kick off: 3pm ET, Saturday
TV Channel: ESPN+
Online: Updates via NBCSports.com


Key storylines & in-form players to watch 

Tom Ince, Paul’s son, is leading the club both in goals and assists, and sits among the leaders in pretty much everything else from tackles to completed dribbles.  Yakou Meite has also been a busy piece of what Reading has done well.

United’s stars are well-known, as Marcus Rashford continues to thrive at forward. Wout Weghorst picked up his first Man Utd goal at midweek and could be in line for more playing time while Anthony Martial recovers from injury.


Manchester United team news, injuries, lineup options

Manchester United won’t have Anthony Martial, Axel Tuanzebe, Diogo Dalot, Donny van de Beek, and Jadon Sancho, while Luke Shaw is a question mark with an illness.

Reading team news, injuries, lineup options

Paul Ince’s bid to upset United will not include Naby Sarr, Sam Hutchinson, and old foe Andy Carroll.