Injuries keep stacking up, but nothing seems to slow Chelsea down.
Sure, CFR Cluj held the Blues to a draw in Champions League play two weeks ago, but Chelsea has bounced back in strong fashion and doesn’t look likely to give up its hold on first place in the English Premier League any time soon. It’s 5-0 thrashing of Middlesbrough.
Chelsea and Liverpool currently have strong holds on the top two spots in Europe right now and one team moving up to try and join them is Manchester United. The Red Devils have Cristiano Ronaldo back at full health and Wayne Rooney is enjoying an amazing run of form.
Alll three fill EPL powers are in the Top 10 of the SBI European Club Top 25, but La Liga still has the edge, with four teams in the Top 10.
One surprising team in the Top 25 is none other than EPL upstart Hull City. Sure, there are bigger clubs that you can argue should be ahead of Hull, but any team that can post a 5-1-2 record in the EPL deserves a ranking.
Now, without further ado, here is this week’s European Club Top 25:
European Club Top 25
1. CHELSEA (6-0-2 league record)
2. LIVERPOOL (6-0-2)
3. VILLARREAL (5-0-2)
4. MANCHESTER UNITED (4-1-2)
5. BARCELONA (5-1-1)
6. REAL MADRID (5-1-1)
7. AC MILAN (4-2-1)
8. INTER MILAN (5-1-1)
9. SEVILLA (5-0-2)
10. VALENCIA (6-0-1)
Others Receiving Consideration: Benfica (2-0-3), FC Porto (3-0-2), Bayer Leverkusen (5-3), Besiktas (5-0-2), Sporting Lisbon (3-2), TSG Hoffenheim (5-2-1), Bayern Munich (3-2-3), Borussia Dortmund (3-1-4), NAC Breda (5-1), Zenit St. Petersburg (10-6-8), Werder Bremen (3-2-3), Schalke 04 (3-1-4), Atletico Madrid (3-4), Juventus (2-2-3).
I will re-run the Top 25 later in the week with the upcoming schedules for the Top 25 teams so keep an eye out for that. Also look for Champions League previews later tonight and on Tuesday.
What do you think of the Top 25? What teams have surprised you? What teams are disappointing you the most?
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