Top 10 Team Power Rankings (Week 19/1/18)
Over the past week, many leagues around the world resumed, to be back in full swing for the remainder of the season after having festive seasonal breaks. The transfer market has also been running riot, with expected team transfers playing a huge factor in the back-end of season league fixtures, where teams with good transfer acquisitions can switch form and become dominant players in titles races, relegation avoidance and champions league qualification.
For a wrap on all WFC transfer news, refer to the following links:
Suitable Transfers Part 1 - http://worldwidefantasyclub.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/transfer-watch-suitable-signings-part-1.html
Suitable Transfers Part 2 - http://worldwidefantasyclub.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/transfer-watch-suitable-signings-part-2.html
So, with this in mind, here are the Team Power rankings for the past week:
We see a major shuffle at the top of the rankings since last week, with PSG gaining the top spot from Manchester City, who had retained the coverted number one for many weeks. PSG dominated their opposition over the course of the week, with two victories - 1-0 over Nantes, and then an absolute route of Dijon 8-0, where Neymar had a hand in 6 goals (4 goals and 2 assists).
Barcelona remain second after a win and a loss - with that loss being their first of the season in all competitions. However, Manchester City are the surprise package of the weeks rankings, dropping to third after a 4-3 loss to Liverpool, that in-tern snapped their seemingly ever increasing win streak. Due to this win by Liverpool, it sees the Merseyside club enter the top 10 in 8th position.
Bayern Munich move up the rankings, after the Bundesliga resumed, and Bayern comfortably won 3-1 over Bayer Leverkusen. FC Porto remain in 5th spot albeit there weekly fixture being abandoned, while Juventus move down the rankings due to no fixture being contested this week.
Manchester United, re-enter the top 10 after a few weeks of absence as their form has continued at a high level. Coincidentally, this Man Utd form has come at the same time as Paul Pogba operating at an incredible level, picking up 4 assists in 2 games. Additionally, Man Utd have kept 3 precious clean-sheets consecutively, giving them the equal best defensive record in the Premier league with Chelsea (16 goals conceded).
Atletico and Napoli both drop down the rankings, from 7th and 8th to 9th and 10th respectively, as Atletico have had some rocky and unsure form since last weeks top 10, while Napoli didn't have a fixture scheduled.
By Luke Scali - Twitter @WFC_LS_Potzi