Under fire Alan Pardew rooted to the bottom of the Sack Race Power Rankingsby Jack Kitson / 30 November 2016, 18:10
After 13 Premier League matches it is Chelsea who are top-of-the table, with Antonio Conte becoming the first manager to accumulate 10 wins this season. Liverpool, Man City and Arsenal are all in hot pursuit, while the title hopes of Tottenham and Man Utd took a hit over the weekend.
Down at the other end of the league ladder Bob Bradley eased the pressure on his shoulders by grabbing his first win at the sixth attempt, however this was at the expense of Alan Pardew who was left devastated after his side went from a 4-3 win to a 5-4 defeat in the space of three painful injury time minutes.
Check out where each gaffer stands in the rankings after 13 league fixtures this season:
20. Alan Pardew (Crystal Palace) - Pardew is the new favourite for the sack after Palace slumped to their sixth successive defeat. The Eagles had produced an incredible comeback - away to fellow strugglers Swansea - to lead 4-3, but they inexplicably came away empty handed after leaking in two goals in injury time. The question now is whether Pardew will survive the chop ahead of Saturday’s clash at home to Southampton.
19. Mike Phelan (Hull) - Hull avoided defeat for only the second time in nine league games after holding West Brom to a 1-1 draw at the KC Stadium. The point was deserved and it now means the improving Tigers have picked up four points from their last three matches, in contrast to zero from their prior six games.
18. Bob Bradley (Swansea) - Bradley registered his first win at the sixth attempt following a remarkable rollercoaster of a game against Palace. The Swans went 0-1 down, before leading 3-1, then going down 4-3, before storming back in injury time to claim an incredible 5-4 victory. Both Bradley and Swansea will now look to take the momentum from that long overdue win into Saturday’s tricky clash at Tottenham.
17. Slaven Bilic (West Ham) - West Ham earned a decent point at Man Utd, with the excellent Darren Randolph pulling off a string of fine saves. Bilic will be pleased with the point but will be eager for his troops - now without a victory in four - to return to winning ways soon, although whether that will be against Arsenal on Saturday is open to debate…
16. David Moyes (Sunderland) - Sunderland’s two game winning streak came to an end in a 2-0 loss at in-form Liverpool. The resilient Black Cats impressively thwarted the Reds attack up until the 75th minute when they were finally undone by Divock Origi, then James Milner. The result meant that Moyes’ men returned to the foot of the table, but the defeat shouldn’t dent their confidence.
15. Claudio Ranieri (Leicester) - Leicester may be thriving in the Champions League but it’s now four games without a win for Ranieri’s troops in the Premier League = the longest the club have gone without a league victory since February/March 2015, leaving the Foxes just two points above the drop zone.
14. Eddie Howe (Bournemouth) - Bournemouth lost for the third time in four games after going down 3-1 at Arsenal, however they remain 12th in the table. Now the Cherries have another difficult fixture at home to Liverpool with whom they’ve never beaten in nine games dating back to 1927.
13. Aitor Karanka (Middlesbrough) - Karanka was left livid after his side conceded a 94th minute penalty away to defending champions Leicester, which saw his side drop two points. Boro twice led the hosts but were unable to see the game out, although a point is still a decent return, and striker Alvaro Negredo also found the back of the net for the first time since mid-August.
12. Sean Dyche (Burnley) - If Burnley had held on to their 1-0 lead through to half-time then who knows what would have happened against City, but the 37th minute equaliser by Sergio Aguero swung the game and in the end the visitors came out 2-1 winners, with the Clarets suffering only their second league home defeat in seven.
11. Ronald Koeman (Everton) - Everton enjoyed a bright start to the season, accumulating 13 points from their opening five games, however the toffees have since come unstuck, winning just once in their following eight matches. Sunday proved to be a miserable return to St Mary’s for Koeman whose toothless team never looked like scoring in a 1-0 defeat.
10. Jose Mourinho (Man Utd) - Just one win from their last seven games leaves United 11 points off the summit - with their failure to beat West Ham severely denting their already faint title hopes. Mourinho’s anger was clear to see as he booted a bottle in frustration, which has since resulted in a one-match touchline ban.
9. Claude Puel (Southampton) - The Saints grabbed their first win in five as they dealt out a dose of revenge over former manager Ronald Koeman, who left the club in the summer. Puel’s men fully deserved the three points which saw his men spring back into the top-half of the table.
8. Tony Pulis (West Brom) - Pulis will be disappointed at failing to make it three wins on the spin after his side dropped points away to Hull, but it’s now seven points in three unbeaten games for the 9th-placed Baggies.
7. Walter Mazzarri (Watford) - Watford’s great form of late meant that Saturday’s defeat at home to Stoke came as a surprise. The Hornets had only lost one of their last six games before the loss to the Potters but they remain up in 8th following a superb start.
6. Mark Hughes (Stoke) - The Potters bounced back from their surprise defeat to Bournemouth with a slender victory at Watford. Hughes’ troops have now won four of their last six games, while they've only been beaten once in eight.
5. Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham) - Spurs slipped to their first defeat of the season after losing 2-1 against Chelsea. The result means that the north London club have now only won one of their last six league games, leaving them seven points behind the 1st-placed Blues.
4. Pep Guardiola (Man City) - City recorded back-to-back league wins for the first time since September after coming from behind to beat Burnley. Guardiola’s men were never at their best but a brace from Sergio Aguero means they are still within a point of the lead.
3. Arsene Wenger (Arsenal) - After back-to-back draws with Tottenham and Man Utd the Gunners returned to winning ways after notching their eighth win from their last 11 top-flight games. The win over Bournemouth means that the capital club are now unbeaten in 19 league and cup games.
2. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) - The Reds extended their undefeated streak to 15 games in all competitions, 11 of which have come in the league. It took Klopp’s men up until the 75th minute to make the breakthrough against a resilient Sunderland, before adding another in extra-time.
1. Antonio Conte (Chelsea) - It's now seven straight wins for Conte's troops who remain top of the table. The Blues were made to fight for the win over rivals Spurs after finding themselves a goal down, however they showed both their grit and determination by coming out on top 2-1.