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Premier League Power Rankings: Week 5 Analysis


Sep 19, 2023

Five weeks have passed since the start of the 2023-24 season, and the Premier League has already begun to divide into clear upper and lower tiers. As the Premier League continues to send shockwaves up and down the table, there are some overachieving and underachieving outliers. Some giants have had a rather slow start to the new season, which always stirs up a lot of emotion. Fans are notoriously chill people, right?

Below are the power rankings for all 20 teams based on what was shown in Matchweek 5. Be prepared for a lot of movement up and down this ranking in the coming weeks and months.

20. Luton Town – Even
19. Everton – 218 decrease
18. Burnley – +1
17. Bournemouth – +1
16. Wolves – Even

Luton is improving but unable to find quality in both boxes when it matters most, as they have lost all four games this season. Everton is yet to win, with a disastrous home defeat to Arsenal. Burnley could have easily won against Forest away but settled for their first point in the league. Bournemouth showed improvement, drawing at home to Chelsea and proving they can become a solid team. Wolves have lost four of their first five games, struggling against Liverpool in the second half.

Slow Starters:
15. Sheffield United – Even
14. Manchester United – 3 point decrease
13. Chelsea – 1 point decrease
12. Nottingham Forest – 1 point decrease
11. Fulham – 3 points

Sheffield United’s loss to Tottenham was a mystery, as they were leading 1-0 before losing 2-1 in the 98th minute. Chelsea has created chances but failed to convert them, winning only one of their first five games. Fulham has had a good start after a turbulent summer, but Manchester United is struggling with problems on and off the pitch.

Promising Bunch:
10. Crystal Palace – Even
9. Brentford – Even
8. Newcastle – Even
7. West Ham – 16 points down
6. Aston Villa – 1 point up

Crystal Palace and Brentford both suffered late goals that cost them points. Newcastle rotated their squad against Brentford but still managed to secure their second win of the season. West Ham took the lead against Manchester City but were easily beaten. Aston Villa beat Palace, but their attention is also on European efforts.

Leading Light:
5. Liverpool – 2 points down
4. Tottenham – Even
3. Arsenal – 1 point down
2. Brighton – 3 points up
1. Manchester City – Even

Liverpool’s tactical and personnel tweaks in the second half helped them secure a victory against Wolves. Tottenham achieved an incredible come-from-behind victory against Sheffield United. Arsenal looked solid in defense against Everton. Brighton shocked Manchester United with a stunning finish. Manchester City fought back from a first-half deficit to comfortably win against West Ham.

By Editor

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