📈 Power Rankings: PL dominates as three new clubs arrive in top 10

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Lewis Ambrose

Another week, another batch of the Power Rankings before a new weekend catches our attention.

Dig in while you can!


10. Inter (🆕)

People were worried about Inter this summer, with the exit of Antonio Conte and the sales of Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi. So huge credit has to be given to Simone Inzaghi for the way they are performing.

The Serie A title holders are top of the league yet again with 13 points from a possible 15 and it looks like Edin Džeko and Lautaro Martínez are ready to strike up a superb partnership up front, just as Nicolò Barella and Hakan Calhanoglu are doing in midfield.


9. Ajax (🆕)

It has been some eight or so days for Ajax. A 5-1 away win at Sporting in the Champions League was followed up by 9-0 and 5-0 Eredivisie wins over Cambuur and Fortuna Sittard.

Top of the table and unbeaten in the league, this could be the best side Erik ten Hag has put together yet.


8. Manchester United (🆕)

Welcome to the top 10, Manchester United! Just. Their Premier League form would’ve had them here already but Champions League defeat to Young Boys was a big blow and they’re now out of the EFL Cup as well.

Still, their league form cannot be overlooked,


7. Napoli (👍 Last week: 9)

Napoli remain one of just two sides in Europe’s top leagues to still have a 100% league record, scoring 10 and conceding just two in four outings.

Things could have gone slightly better in Europe last midweek but they came from 2-0 down to draw away at Leicester, not a result to be sniffed at. We could have a Scudetto dark horse on our hands.


6. Manchester City (👎 Last week: 4)

Manchester City had a disappointing weekend, drawing at home with Southampton. And it could have been even worse had the officials not decided to overturn the decision to award the Saints a penalty.

The draw saw City slip to fifth in the Premier League before they beat Wycombe 6-1 in midweek with a rotated team.


5. PSG (👍 Last week: 7)

Lionel Messi may not be lighting things up at PSG just yet but they’re still winning games, going seven for seven in Ligue 1 up until now. With the help of a few late winners, of course.

They were at it twice in the last week, with Mauro Icardi sinking Lyon in the 92nd minute on Sunday and Achraf Hakimi snatching a 94th minute winner against Metz on Wednesday. It isn’t always pretty but they’re getting results and the best is yet to come.


4. Real Madrid (👍 Last week: 6)

You can’t argue with the results. It’s five wins from six in LaLiga, with four in a row, as Carlo Ancelotti begins his second spell in the Spanish capital.

Karim Benzema looks like the best player in Spain (it’s not even close) and the team now have 21 goals in six league games, more than making up for some questionable defending.


3. Chelsea (👎 Last week: 2)

It’s so hard to split Liverpool and Chelsea, who still have identical league records this season. The Blues won less comprehensively in the EFL Cup this week and a little less impressively in the Champions League last week, that’s all we can use to separate the pair.

The Blues remain arguably the favourites for the Premier League after continuing their superb start to the season in the 3-0 win at Tottenham.


2. Liverpool (👍 Last week: 3)

Liverpool look like the Liverpool of 2018/19 and 2019/20 again. Harvey Elliott’s injury hasn’t derailed results or performances and the Reds look very solid at the back and as dangerous as ever going forward.

Crystal Palace (3-0) were the fourth team in five Premier League games to fail to score against the Reds, who sit joint top of the table with Chelsea.


1. Bayern Munich (No change)

We had Bayern top last week and they’ve played once since, winning 7-0 against VfL Bochum. How could they not remain in top spot?

Sometimes it’s as simple as that.