Leaps for Leicester City, Manchester United, and Bournemouth highlight our Power Rankings heading into this international break.
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|20 (20)||Sunderland: Jermain Defoe says he needs to play in the Premier League to represent England, which means the Black Cats would be hit extra hard by relegation.|
|19 (19)||Middlesbrough: Finally scored a goal against Manchester United… but allowed three.
|18 (18)||Hull City: Once Tom Huddlestone was sent off, the Tigers essentially quit against Everton. That’s troubling for manager Marco Silva.
|17 (15)||Swansea City: A disappointing loss that threatens to halt Swans’ momentum toward safety.|
|16 (11)||Watford: Losers of three in four, and by almost any manner possible. The latest? Troy Deeney‘s pinpoint header into his own goal.|
|15 (16)||Crystal Palace: Another win! But it’s a bit alarming that it took an own goal for Palace to finish the job against Watford.
|14 (14)||Burnley: The Clarets haven’t won since the tail end of January.
|13 (12)||West Ham United: Slaven Bilic‘s future has to be in question as the Irons have regressed to below even Sam Allardyce era levels.|
|12 (17)||Bournemouth: Winners of consecutive PL matches for the first time since March 2016, and not a moment too soon for Eddie Howe‘s Cherries.
|11 (13)||Leicester City: Six points clear of safety and facing Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.|
|10 (10)||Southampton: Lost to a fine Spurs side after winning two-straight, and probably was good enough to get a point.|
|9 (8)||Stoke City: A gut punch to lose late to Chelsea.|
|8 (5)||Arsenal: Matches-in-hand keep Top Four dreams in play, but the Gunners have been awful.|
|7 (9)||West Bromwich Albion: Beating Arsenal after a pair of losses is the definition of rebounding in style.|
|6 (3)||Liverpool: An Adam Lallana missed sitter away from a much improved feeling, but that’s the Liverpool season in a nutshell.
|5 (6)||Everton: Given a remaining Merseyside Derby and the inconsistent play of both Liverpool and Arsenal, the Top Five isn’t out of the question.
|4 (4)||Manchester City: Looked very much like a team nursing UCL wounds in the 1-1 draw against Liverpool, but it sure could have been worse.|
|3 (7)||Manchester United: Last Premier League loss? October 23.|
|2 (2)||Tottenham Hotspur: Scrapped a 2-1 win against tricky Southampton. Virtually identical season as Chelsea in terms of goals, goals conceded… just not wins.|
|1 (1)||Chelsea: Have won 10 of 15 on the road in league play after wins at Stoke and West Ham.|