📈 Power Rankings: Three new clubs as the hunt for trophies heats up

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Lewis Ambrose

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We have just enough time to squeeze in a breath between the Champions League semi-finals and the Europa League semi-finals.

So here we go, with Europe’s top 10 in-form sides right now …


10. Lille (🆕)

Lille are holding their nerve. After a patchy February and March, they’re settled right down and are in pole position with just three Ligue 1 games remaining.

Four wins from their last five and three clean sheets have left them a point ahead of PSG as the finish line approaches.


9. Leicester City (👎 Last week: 8)

A 1-1 draw against a Southampton side that played almost the whole game with 10 men is not what Brendan Rodgers would’ve wanted from his Friday night. Yet Leicester remain in a commanding league position and have an FA Cup final to prepare for.

They’ll be in Europe next season, probably the Champions League, and could still pick up silverware to go with it.


8. Borussia Dortmund (🆕)

They’re finally here again! Dortmund have won four league games in a row for the first time since October and were dominant in last week’s 5-0 DFB Pokal semi-final defeat of Kiel.

Marco Reus looks like his old self and two games against RB Leipzig, one in the league, one in the cup final, now stand between the club and a successful season.


7. Manchester United (🆕)

There was no game at the weekend but we still haven’t had time to talk about United’s demolition of Roma last week. Wow.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has led them to second in the league, they’ve lost just one of their last 22 games, and they’re closer to a trophy under his guidance than ever.


6. Paris Saint-Germain (👎 Last week: 5)

The blow of losing Kylian Mbappé was huge and PSG tumbled out of the Champions League in midweek. Domestically they’ve won four on the spin, though, and are ready to pounce the second Lille drop points.

It isn’t all going to slip away, is it?


5. Bayern Munich (👎 Last week: 3)

A rare week off for Bayern as they weren’t involved in the semi-finals of the Champions League or the DFB Pokal final. They could clinch a ninth consecutive Bundesliga crown this weekend.


4. Barcelona (👌 Last week: 4)

We’re in May now and Barcelona are still so difficult to gauge. However, Lionel Messi is still playing out of his skin and they’re still hanging on in the title race.

Disappointing in the biggest of games, that will have to change in this weekend’s title showdown with Atlético.


3. Chelsea (👍 Last week: 6)

What a job Thomas Tuchel has done, and he’s only just getting started.

Now frontrunners for top four and into the finals of the Champions League and the FA Cup, claiming some big scalps on the way, Chelsea are serious contenders.


2. Inter (👌 Last week: 2)

Worth the wait, wasn’t it? Inter clinched their first Scudetto since 2010 last weekend. They’re unbeaten in 18 Serie A games and very worthy winners.


1. Manchester City (👌 Last week: 1)

Who else? City are on the brink of a third Premier League title in four years and they strolled into the Champions League final in midweek.

It’ll be their first ever and Pep Guardiola’s first since 2011. And they’re the big favourites. Who needs a striker?