Chelsea’s 7-point lead atop the Premier League table still feels relatively safe, even if Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United continue their table-surging form. That makes a set of Power Rankings, designed to combine table situation with form, even tighter, and Spurs have really made life difficult for our rankers. The bottom of the table is even closer, with four teams within a single point of the final spot of safety in the Premier League. Here are this week’s rankings.
MUNICH (AP) German champion Bayern Munich has signed center half Niklas Suele and central midfielder Sebastian Rudy from Hoffenheim, with both players due to complete the season with their current club before joining on July 1. Bayern said Sunday on its website that Rudy – who is out of contract in the summer – has signed a three-year deal until 2020 while Suele has agreed a five-year deal until June 2022. “Signing two Germany internationals is an investment in FC Bayern’s future,” Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said. “Sebastian Rudy joins us on a free transfer. In the case of Niklas Suele we have reached a fair and serious agreement with Hoffenheim.” The 26-year-old Rudy has played 177
Ever since the pie rankings people have been asking me whether we’re also going to do cake. And my answer has been, well of course we’re going to do cake. Cake is awesome. (It’s just not better than pie.) And there’s no better time to celebrate the goodness cake than after a thorough obliteration of something that is bad, in this case Tony Pulis. Of course, cake is a huge category, and there’s a 100% chance I’m going to make someone MAD ONLINE by leaving out a favorite cake. Or 10. To which I say: Have your cake. (Yes, and also all of you can eat it.) Cake is for celebration. Cake IS celebration. After Saturday’s win, combined with Manchester City’s loss and Liverpool’s draw with United, Spurs