Chelsea holds on to top spot in BPL power rankings

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1/24/2014 12:48:40 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. Chelsea  (Last Week -1)

Samuel Eto'o fired home a hat-trick to help Chelsea keep pace with the other title contenders as they scored a 3-1 victory over Manchester United.  This triumph is the sixth victory in seven Barclays Premier League games for Chelsea.

2. Manchester City (LW-2)

Manchester blew past the 100 goal mark for the season in a 4-2 victory over Cardiff City.  Edin Dzeko, Jesus Navas, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero were all on target for City, who once again dominated on their home field.

3. Arsenal (LW-3)

Santi Cazorla scored twice in five minutes in the second half to earn a 2-0 victory for top of the table Arsenal over Fulham.  The Gunners sprung to live in the second half after a quiet first, to collect all three points.

4. Tottenham (LW-6)

Emmanuel Adebayor scored a goal in each half as Tottenham earned a 3-1 victory over Swansea.  Spurs are now level on points with fourth place but behind on goal differential.

5. Liverpool (LW-4)

Steven Gerrard's second half penalty rescued a point for Liverpool as they drew 2-2 with Aston Villa at Anfield.  Daniel Sturridge scored their other goal in first half injury time and Luis Suarez drew the foul that earned the crucial penalty.

6. Everton (LW-5)

Kevin Mirallas' first half goal was not able to stand up as Everton had to settle for a 1-1 draw with West Brom.  Everton slipped out of the European places and now sit sixth in the table.

7. Newcastle United (LW-8)

Yohan Cabaye scored a brace and Loic Remy added the goal that turned out to be the winner as Newcastle bested West Ham 3-1. 

8. Manchester United (LW-7)

Substitute Javier Hernandez scored the only goal for Manchester United as they fell 3-1 to Chelsea.  The loss leaves the champions 14 points off the top of the table.

9. Southampton (LW-9)

After goals from Jay Rodriguez and Dejan Lovren, Southampton were not able to hold on for the victory as they settled for a 2-2 draw with Sunderland.  The Saints controlled the play but were not able to find the third goal to put the game away.

10. Aston Villa (LW-13)

Andreas Weimann and Christian Benteke scored first half goals as Aston Villa earned a road point in a 2-2 draw with Liverpool. 

11. West Bromwich Albion (LW-12)

Diego Lugano scored in the 75th minute to steal a point for West Brom from Everton in a 1-1 draw.  It was Lugano's first Premier League goal and it helped his side avoid a loss.

12. Hull City (LW-10)

Hull were hanging on in a game they were out played in, until a goal and a red card in the final three minutes doomed them to a 1-0 loss at the hands of Norwich.  Tom Huddlestone was the man sent off after fouling Leroy Fer.

13. Norwich City (LW-15)

Defender Ryan Bennett's 87th minute header was the difference as Norwich bested Hull City 1-0.  This was Norwich's first victory at Carrow Road since November.

14. Swansea City (LW-11)

Swansea continued their trend towards the bottom of the table as they fell 3-1 at the hands of Tottenham.  Wilfried Bony's 78th minute marker was their only goal and came after the game had already been decided.

15. Stoke City (LW-14)

Stoke had a few chances but in the end were not able to get anything past Julian Speroni as they fell 1-0 at the hands of Crystal Palace.

16. Crystal Palace (LW-20)

Tony Pulis led his new club against his former charges and Jason Puncheon scored the only goal as Crystal Palace beat Stoke City 1-0.  This was Palace's first league win since Boxing Day.

17. Sunderland (LW-18)

Adam Johnson scored his fourth goal in a week to earn a point for Sunderland as they drew 2-2 with Southampton. 

18. West Ham United (LW-16)

A Newcastle own goal was the only offence West Ham would get as they slumped to a 3-1 loss.  Newcastle defender Michael Williamson did the deed two minutes into first half injury time but in the end had no effect on the final outcome.

19. Cardiff City (LW-17)

Craig Noone and Fraizer Campbell both found the net at Etihad Stadium but Cardiff became the 11th team to lose a road game to Manchester City, 4-2. 

20. Fulham (LW-19)

Fulham was able to control Arsenal during the opening half but Santi Cazorla goals in the 57th and 62nd minute condemned them to a 2-0 road loss.

Samuel Eto'o (Photo: The Canadian Press)


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