Who takes the number 1 spot in the Premier League POWER RANKINGS?

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The Premier League is booming again with a streak of midweek games after the opening games of the first weekend after the restart.

We saw Liverpool confirmed as champion after the defeat from Manchester City to Chelsea, causing wild celebrations by fans, players, legends and Jurgen Klopp.

The victories for Manchester United, Wolves and Tottenham have indeed kept the Champions League race very interesting while the situation has intensified in the background with Aston Villa and Brighton shooting but everyone loses.

After each round of matches, Sportsmail compiles its power rankings, watching the best performers and players in top form. Here is our last top 10.

Liverpool has been confirmed Premier League champion to spark a wild party at Anfield

TOP 10 LAST TIMES

Sportsmail reset its power rating last week to account for the three-month hiatus due to Covid-19. Here’s how our top 10 dealt with the opening games.

10. Lewis Dunk

9. Paul Pogba

8. David Silva

7. Adama Traore

6. Cesar Azpilicueta

5. Jordan Ayew

4. Allan Saint-Maximin

3. Riyad Mahrez

2. Danny Ings

1. Phil Foden

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10. Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City) – New entry

Leicester finds himself in a crisis that even a forced interruption of three months cannot cure.

With only two league wins since New Year’s Eve, a team that looked nailed to the Champions League qualification is now looking anxiously over its shoulder with rivals gaining ground and racing difficult to come by.

Thank goodness their goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, whose Neal Maupay penalty scored one point against Brighton in an uninspiring draw on Tuesday evening.

With the Leicester attackers missing their mark, Schmeichel may prove their savior by the end of the season if they make it to the top four.

9. Phil Foden (Manchester City) – eight fewer

Foden led the Power Rankings after the first set of games after the restart after scoring twice in a brilliant performance as Man City beat Burnley 5-0.

However, Foden was not on the City team for Thursday night’s defeat at Chelsea, the youngster lacking in fitness.

This may be a sign of the influence the 20-year-old already has that Pep Guardiola’s men lost in his absence and it is certainly clear that Foden is ready to replace David Silva next season.

Phil Foden was excellent for Manchester City against Burnley but did not appear at Chelsea

Phil Foden was excellent for Manchester City against Burnley but did not appear at Chelsea

8. Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) – New entry

It wasn’t always easy for Pulisic in his first season at Chelsea, but the American certainly demonstrated his class against Man City on Thursday night.

Pulisic grabbed a terrible pass from Benjamin Mendy near the halfway line and sprinted flawlessly to finish confidently ahead of Ederson in the far corner.

The competition for places in the front row at Chelsea will be fierce next season and this individual goal, not to mention a beautiful full display, will not hurt Pulisic’s chances.

And that came out of a goal at Aston Villa on Sunday with Chelsea consolidating their top four places with rivals behind them.

Christian Pulisic ends with composure to put Chelsea in front of Manchester City

Christian Pulisic ends with composure to put Chelsea in front of Manchester City

7. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – New entry

It has been a memorable season for Liverpool and they are now above the finish line to be crowned champions with seven games to go.

Confirmation of the title was accelerated by their categorical 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Wednesday evening and Trent Alexander-Arnold produced one of the many exceptional exhibitions.

The right-back has created 12 goals for Liverpool in the Premier League, but the goals he is capable of scoring on free kicks are also a real weapon.

His perfectly placed free kick over 22 minutes put Liverpool on the path, another moment of showreel in a historic season.

Trent Alexander-Arnold watches his superb free kick fly against Crystal Palace

Trent Alexander-Arnold watches his superb free kick fly against Crystal Palace

6. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) – Up to three

No player will have felt as much pressure to do a post-restart as Pogba. Having seen most of the season marred by injury, the Frenchman seems desperate to make an impact.

There were some nice touches and assists after arriving at Manchester United’s draw at Tottenham last Friday.

But Pogba started against Sheffield United on Wednesday and was able to dictate the pace of a game his team has dominated throughout.

A midfielder performance was almost finished with a catchy solo goal, but Anthony Martial snatched the ball from him after a dribble beat three men.

Paul Pogba faces defense of Sheffield United in Man United's 3-0 victory on Wednesday

Paul Pogba faces defense of Sheffield United in Man United’s 3-0 victory on Wednesday

5. Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) – Up one

The Chelsea captain’s wonder was excellent as his team came from behind to beat Aston Villa last Sunday, setting goals for Pulisic and Olivier Giroud.

The Spaniard is an influential force in the right rear and his experience helps balance youthful exuberance on the side of Frank Lampard.

Thursday night’s meeting with Man City called for wise men and Azpilicueta helped keep dangerous opposition at bay to allow Chelsea to start and win the game.

Cesar Azpilicueta helped keep Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester City at bay Thursday

Cesar Azpilicueta helped keep Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester City at bay Thursday

4. Fabinho (Liverpool) – New entry

It was difficult to choose an exceptional Liverpool artist against Palace, this was the overall dominance of their performance.

But Fabinho deserves the applause after scoring Liverpool’s third goal – a superb 30-meter shot – after also creating the second for Mohamed Salah with a ball on Palace’s defense.

The Brazilian does not steal as many headlines as the Liverpool striker, but he deserves a bit of credit after what has been a great season.

Fabinho celebrates after scoring a superb 30-meter goal in Liverpool's Palace win

Fabinho celebrates after scoring a superb 30-meter goal in Liverpool’s Palace win

3. Allan Saint-Maximin (Newcastle United) – Up one

Newcastle has missed far too often this season, but it certainly didn’t last weekend as they swept Sheffield United 3-0 in a surprise result.

This afternoon’s star Allan Saint-Maximin was propelled into our top 10 and has maintained that status despite the fact that Newcastle can only draw with Aston Villa.

The Frenchman was arguably Newcastle’s most notable performer with most of their creative work coming from him. Despite the opening of Dwight Gayle, Newcastle has been tied down for a point.

Allan Saint-Maximin was at the center of Newcastle's creativity in their draw with Aston Villa

Allan Saint-Maximin was at the center of Newcastle’s creativity in their draw with Aston Villa

2. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) – New entry

There was no doubt that Anthony Martial deserved a place in our rankings after his hat-trick left Sheffield United for dead.

No Manchester United have scored a triple since Sir Alex Ferguson’s last season in 2012-13, and the Frenchman ended the long wait with three great finishes.

Martial can be frustrating at times, but when he performs like this it is worth giving in and he is the key to United’s top four prospects.

Anthony Martial flies to complete an impressive hat-trick against Sheffield United

Anthony Martial flies to complete an impressive hat-trick against Sheffield United

1. Adama Traore (Wolves) – Up to six

As the Wolves continue to claim a place in the Champions League next season, Traoré is already having a major impact after the lockout.

The speedster was excellent in the Wolves’ first game against West Ham, then cruised for Raul Jimenez to return home their winner against Bournemouth.

It’s this remarkable ability to change the game that places Traoré at the top of our power ranking for this week.

Adama Traoré busy tormenting Bournemouth's defense with his speed and skills

Adama Traoré busy tormenting Bournemouth’s defense with his speed and skills

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