📈 Power Rankings: Real Madrid rise, Chelsea slide, and one new entry | OneFootball

📈 Power Rankings: Real Madrid rise, Chelsea slide, and one new entry

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Padraig Whelan

We welcome a new addition, while things are really heating up at the top.

It is our latest Power Rankings.

10. Nice (🆕)

Nice have been putting together a quietly impressive run of results lately.

Their latest win over Nantes moved them up to second in Ligue 1 and extended their winning streak to five games.

9. Sevilla (👎 Last week: 7)

Sevilla exited the Copa del Rey last weekend in controversial fashion against city rivals Real Betis in a game that was replayed after being abandoned – much to their fury.

They followed that up with a midweek league slip against Valencia in a 1-1 draw, missing out on a big change to pile the pressure on leaders Real Madrid.

8. Chelsea (👎 Last week: 3)

It hasn’t been a good week for Thomas Tuchel’s European champions.

They all but fell out of title race contention with defeat away to Manchester City and followed that up by again dropping points against Brighton from a winning position.

7. Liverpool (👍 Last week: 10)

Missing several key men through AFCON commitments, Liverpool made light work of Brentford with an impressive victory at Anfield on Saturday.

They also have the chance to book their ticket to Wembley in the EFL Cup semi-final against Arsenal tonight, while Harvey Elliott is also nearing his comeback from injury. Things are looking up for Jürgen Klopp and co.

6. Porto (👍 Last week: 9)

Unlucky 13? Not for some. That’s how many domestic games Porto have now won in succession after thrashing Belenenses on Sunday thanks to an Evanilson hat-trick.

Not bad at all for a side who have sold two of their star men Jesús Corona and Sérgio Oliveira in recent weeks. They show no signs of missing them yet.

5. Bayern Munich (👍 Last week: 6)

Bayern showed that their post-break loss against Borussia Mönchengladbach was nothing more than a blip brought on by their squad being hit hard by COVID-19.

Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick as he brought his Bundesliga goals tally to 300 as the German champions set a new league record by scoring in 66 successive games.

4. Juventus (👍 Last week: 5)

Whisper it but are Juventus starting to find their feet at long last under Massimiliano Allegri?

A clinical win over Udinese was followed up in midweek by a 4-1 Coppa Italia thrashing of Sampdoria to begin their defence of that crown. They’re not only looking much more resolute at the back but are finally finding their shooting boots again. Ominous for the opposition.

3. Inter (👎 Last week: 2)

Although the Nerazzurri dropped points in Bergamo on Sunday night in a tense goal-less showdown against Atalanta, it could prove to be a point gained come crunch time.

They followed that up with an incredible Coppa Italia win over Empoli on Wednesday night, where forgotten man Andrea Ranocchia scored a last gasp wonder goal to send the contest to extra-time where Stefano Sensi won it, potentially rescuing an Inter career that looked to be over.

2. Real Madrid (👍 Last week: 4)

The first silverware of the season in Spain being brought back to the capital from Saudi Arabia sees Real Madrid rise up the rankings further.

They ruthlessly disposed of Athletic Club in the Supercopa de España final on Sunday night as Carlo Ancelotti picked up the first trophy of his second spell in charge. More look certain to follow.

1. Manchester City (No change)

Even with Real Madrid picking up trophies, there’s no dethroning City in top spot.

Their clash with Chelsea last weekend was billed as potentially title-defining and Kevin De Bruyne curled home a delightful winner to give his side what looks to be an unassailable lead as their league winning streak was extended to 12.