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Premier League Power Rankings: Man Utd up, Arsenal slides

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MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND - MARCH 19: Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United (R) celebrates scoring his sides first goal with Jesse Lingard of Manchester United (L) during the Premier League match between Middlesbrough and Manchester United at Riverside Stadium on March 19, 2017 in Middlesbrough, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

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Leaps for Leicester City, Manchester United, and Bournemouth highlight our Power Rankings heading into this international break.

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20 (20)Sunderland: Jermain Defoe says he needs to play in the Premier League to represent England, which means the Black Cats would be hit extra hard by relegation.
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19 (19)Middlesbrough: Finally scored a goal against Manchester United... but allowed three.
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18 (18)Hull City: Once Tom Huddlestone was sent off, the Tigers essentially quit against Everton. That’s troubling for manager Marco Silva.
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17 (15)Swansea City: A disappointing loss that threatens to halt Swans’ momentum toward safety.
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16 (11)Watford: Losers of three in four, and by almost any manner possible. The latest? Troy Deeney’s pinpoint header into his own goal.
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15 (16)Crystal Palace: Another win! But it’s a bit alarming that it took an own goal for Palace to finish the job against Watford.
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14 (14)Burnley: The Clarets haven’t won since the tail end of January.
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13 (12)West Ham United: Slaven Bilic’s future has to be in question as the Irons have regressed to below even Sam Allardyce era levels.
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12 (17)Bournemouth: Winners of consecutive PL matches for the first time since March 2016, and not a moment too soon for Eddie Howe’s Cherries.
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11 (13)Leicester City: Six points clear of safety and facing Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.
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10 (10)Southampton: Lost to a fine Spurs side after winning two-straight, and probably was good enough to get a point.
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9 (8)Stoke City: A gut punch to lose late to Chelsea.
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8 (5)Arsenal: Matches-in-hand keep Top Four dreams in play, but the Gunners have been awful.
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7 (9)West Bromwich Albion: Beating Arsenal after a pair of losses is the definition of rebounding in style.
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6 (3)Liverpool: An Adam Lallana missed sitter away from a much improved feeling, but that’s the Liverpool season in a nutshell.
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Source: Everton FC

5 (6)Everton: Given a remaining Merseyside Derby and the inconsistent play of both Liverpool and Arsenal, the Top Five isn’t out of the question.
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4 (4)Manchester City: Looked very much like a team nursing UCL wounds in the 1-1 draw against Liverpool, but it sure could have been worse.
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3 (7)Manchester United: Last Premier League loss? October 23.
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2 (2)Tottenham Hotspur: Scrapped a 2-1 win against tricky Southampton. Virtually identical season as Chelsea in terms of goals, goals conceded... just not wins.
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1 (1)Chelsea: Have won 10 of 15 on the road in league play after wins at Stoke and West Ham.

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