Leicester midfielder Riyad Mahrez tops the Sky Sports Power Rankings
By Adam Smith
Last Updated: 10/12/15 12:19am
Leicester midfielder Riyad Mahrez has finally topped the Sky Sports Power Rankings after spending seven of the last 12 weeks in the top 10.
The Algerian scored a hat-trick in the Foxes' 3-0 win over Swansea on Saturday, which also moved him to No 1 in the Sky Sports Season Rankings - above record-breaking team-mate Jamie Vardy.
Vardy maintained his No 5 position in this week's Power Rankings, while Leicester defender Christian Fuchs moved into No 2.
Everton duo Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku - last week's top two - tumbled to No 6 and No 3, respectively, while Watford's Troy Deeney rose 28 places to No 4 after converting a penalty during the Hornets' 2-0 victory over Norwich.
Marko Arnautovic scored both of Stoke's goals in their 2-0 victory over Manchester City on Saturday and shot 76 places up the charts to No 7.
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil returned to the top 10 at No 8 after setting up Joel Campbell for the Gunners' first goal during their 3-1 win against Sunderland at the Emirates. As a result, Black Cats goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon continued his see-saw Power Rankings performance this season - plummeting 282 places to No 336.
The Power Rankings methodology reflects a player's performance over the previous five weeks - with each preceding week worth fewer points. This means the Power Rankings reflect the in-form players of the moment.
Below we also present your club's top points scorer and the cumulative season's rankings.
The Sky Sports Power Rankings will be updated each week during the season, so be sure to keep an eye on the big movers...