and Real Madrid continue their charge to the top of our rankings with both sides surging above last week’s leaders Bordeaux following clinical league displays.

A rampant Real Madrid stormed to the top spot after a crushing 6-2 victory over Villarreal at the Bernabeu that saw Manuel Pellegrini’s side keep the pressure on rivals Barcelona in La Liga.

Chelsea are in close attendance as they too leapfrog the French champions, who did not play at the weekend. Carlo Ancelotti’s side were utterly convincing as they swept past Wolves 2-0 at Molineux.

‘s ignominious campaign took another turn for the worse as their dire draw with sees them pipped into 38th spot by Roy Hodgson’s , who brushed aside Birmingham 2-1 in their Premier League encounter.

Barcelona remain two points clear at the top of La Liga, and Pep Guardiola’s side sneak ahead of into fourth spot after the English champions lost 3-1 to , who move up to 43rd, a place above Villarreal.

outclassed but drop to seventh, while Benfica – top of the Portugese SuperLiga – are in sixth and hot on the heels of United.

Sevilla continue to climb and take over ninth spot after cantering to a 3-1 win over Mallorca, while PSV drop a place after their drab 1-1 draw at home to Sparta Rotterdam.

Porto clinch a top-10 spot after their 5-1 thrashing of Sporting Braga, and the Portugese side edge out Fiorentina, despite the Tuscan outfit prevailing 2-1 over Livorno.

Serie A sides Internazionale and rivals Milan dropped to 16th and 22nd respectively in a poor week for Italian teams.

1. Real Madrid – 23. 01

2. Chelsea – 22. 96

3. Bordeaux – 22. 90

4. Barcelona – 21. 78

5. Manchester United – 21. 39

6. Benfica – 21. 03

7. Arsenal – 21. 02

8. PSV Eindhoven – 20. 96

9. Sevilla – 19. 96

10. Porto – 19. 68

11. Fiorentina – 19. 58

12. Salzburg – 19. 50

13. Lyon – 19. 11

14. Roma – 18. 67

15. Fenerbahce – 18. 57

16. Internazionale – 18. 50

17. Shakhtar – 18. 08

18. Valencia – 18. 00

19. Bayern – 17. 92

20. Ajax – 17. 65

21. Werder Bremen – 17. 51

22. Milan – 17. 50

23. Galatasaray – 17. 21

24. Panathinaikos – 17. 04

25. Olympiacos – 17. 03

26. Anderlecht – 16. 83

27. Twente – 16. 77

28. CSKA Moscow – 16. 13

29. Hapoel Tel-Aviv – 15. 91

30. Brugge – 15. 33

31. Lille – 15. 13

32. Juventus – 14. 87

33. Hamburg – 14. 49

34. Athletic Bilbao – 14. 49

35. Rubin – 14. 45

36. Marseille – 14. 27

37. Unirea Urziceni – 14. 22

38. Fulham – 14. 19

39. Liverpool – 14. 17

40. FC Copenhagen – 13. 86

41. Sporting Lisbon – 13. 86

42. Stuttgart – 13. 57

43. Everton – 13. 31

44. Villarreal – 12. 30

45. Wolfsburg – 11. 31

46. Standard Liege – 10. 01

47. Hertha Berlin – 9. 60

48. Atletico Madrid – 8. 37

Scores are based on points per game in domestic league. Champions League and Europa games.

Domestic points per game are multiplied by the league coefficient – either 3.5. 4. 4.5 or 5 – with teams in stronger leagues getting more credit.

4.5 – Germany. France. Portugal. Netherlands. Russia

4 – Belgium. Greece. Poland. Turkey. Ukraine. . Romania

3.5 – Cyprus. Switzerland. Israel. Denmark. Austria

Champions League victories are counted as three points for a win. They are all multiplied by a coefficient of 5. Matches in the group stage and beyond are counted.

Champions League victories are counted as three points for a win. They are all multiplied by a coefficient of 4. Matches in the group stage and beyond are counted.

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Champions League – Power Rankings: Blues soar

and Real Madrid continue their charge to the top of our rankings with both sides surging above last week’s leaders Bordeaux following clinical league displays.

A rampant Real Madrid stormed to the top spot after a crushing 6-2 victory over Villarreal at the Bernabeu that saw Manuel Pellegrini’s side keep the pressure on rivals Barcelona in La Liga.

Chelsea are in close attendance as they too leapfrog the French champions, who did not play at the weekend. Carlo Ancelotti’s side were utterly convincing as they swept past Wolves 2-0 at Molineux.

‘s ignominious campaign took another turn for the worse as their dire draw with sees them pipped into 38th spot by Roy Hodgson’s , who brushed aside Birmingham 2-1 in their Premier League encounter.

Barcelona remain two points clear at the top of La Liga, and Pep Guardiola’s side sneak ahead of into fourth spot after the English champions lost 3-1 to , who move up to 43rd, a place above Villarreal.

outclassed but drop to seventh, while Benfica – top of the Portugese SuperLiga – are in sixth and hot on the heels of United.

Sevilla continue to climb and take over ninth spot after cantering to a 3-1 win over Mallorca, while PSV drop a place after their drab 1-1 draw at home to Sparta Rotterdam.

Porto clinch a top-10 spot after their 5-1 thrashing of Sporting Braga, and the Portugese side edge out Fiorentina, despite the Tuscan outfit prevailing 2-1 over Livorno.

Serie A sides Internazionale and rivals Milan dropped to 16th and 22nd respectively in a poor week for Italian teams.

1. Real Madrid – 23. 01

2. Chelsea – 22. 96

3. Bordeaux – 22. 90

4. Barcelona – 21. 78

5. Manchester United – 21. 39

6. Benfica – 21. 03

7. Arsenal – 21. 02

8. PSV Eindhoven – 20. 96

9. Sevilla – 19. 96

10. Porto – 19. 68

11. Fiorentina – 19. 58

12. Salzburg – 19. 50

13. Lyon – 19. 11

14. Roma – 18. 67

15. Fenerbahce – 18. 57

16. Internazionale – 18. 50

17. Shakhtar – 18. 08

18. Valencia – 18. 00

19. Bayern – 17. 92

20. Ajax – 17. 65

21. Werder Bremen – 17. 51

22. Milan – 17. 50

23. Galatasaray – 17. 21

24. Panathinaikos – 17. 04

25. Olympiacos – 17. 03

26. Anderlecht – 16. 83

27. Twente – 16. 77

28. CSKA Moscow – 16. 13

29. Hapoel Tel-Aviv – 15. 91

30. Brugge – 15. 33

31. Lille – 15. 13

32. Juventus – 14. 87

33. Hamburg – 14. 49

34. Athletic Bilbao – 14. 49

35. Rubin – 14. 45

36. Marseille – 14. 27

37. Unirea Urziceni – 14. 22

38. Fulham – 14. 19

39. Liverpool – 14. 17

40. FC Copenhagen – 13. 86

41. Sporting Lisbon – 13. 86

42. Stuttgart – 13. 57

43. Everton – 13. 31

44. Villarreal – 12. 30

45. Wolfsburg – 11. 31

46. Standard Liege – 10. 01

47. Hertha Berlin – 9. 60

48. Atletico Madrid – 8. 37

Scores are based on points per game in domestic league. Champions League and Europa games.

Domestic points per game are multiplied by the league coefficient – either 3.5. 4. 4.5 or 5 – with teams in stronger leagues getting more credit.

4.5 – Germany. France. Portugal. Netherlands. Russia

4 – Belgium. Greece. Poland. Turkey. Ukraine. . Romania

3.5 – Cyprus. Switzerland. Israel. Denmark. Austria

Champions League victories are counted as three points for a win. They are all multiplied by a coefficient of 5. Matches in the group stage and beyond are counted.

Champions League victories are counted as three points for a win. They are all multiplied by a coefficient of 4. Matches in the group stage and beyond are counted.

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