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Championship Power Rankings: Sheffield United’s Billy Sharp top

Sheffield United’s Billy Sharp has topped the Power Rankings this week.

The 33-year-old hit a hat-trick in a dramatic 3-3 draw at Aston Villa – including a controversial second – to become the league’s top scorer with 22 goals.

Che Adams (No 2) maintained his goal streak with a first-half hat-trick during a 4-3 win at QPR, while team-mate Jota (No 10) claimed two assists and Hoops forward Matt Smith (No 6) scored twice for the hosts.

Norwich duo Mario Vrancic (No 3) and Teemu Pukki (No 4) retained top-10 positions after a convincing 3-0 victory against Ipswich, with the latter scoring twice to secure three points.

Brentford’s Said Benrahma (No 7) and Ollie Watkins (No 8) slipped down the chart after the Bees suffered a 2-1 defeat at Nottingham Forest.

Preston’s Alan Browne (No 5) broke the deadlock in a 2-1 win at Bolton, while on-loan Arsenal stopper Emiliano Martinez (No 9) made seven saves in a goalless stalemate at Sheffield Wednesday.

The Power Rankings methodology reflects a player’s performance by awarding points for 34 different stats.

Below, we present the in-form chart based on performances over the past five Championship matchdays (with greater weight placed on recent games), your club’s top points scorer and the season accumulative chart.

The Sky Sports Power Rankings will be updated every week during the season, so be sure to keep an eye on the big movers…

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