Thursday, October 15, 2015

Statistically, the EA Sports best performing players in the English Premier League so far this season!

The EA SPORTS PPI (Player Performance Index) is the only official player rating index of the Barclays Premier League which measures a player's all round contribution to the success of his team using six key indices:

The intention is to remove any opinion bias and only work with proven statistical measurements which become more accurate as the season progresses.

Season 2015/16 - Last update: 12/10/15

For those of you currently playing 'Fantasy Premier League Football' you may want to take note!


1. Petr Cech (Arsenal) 104 EA Sports PPI
2. Tim Howard (Everton) 95
3. Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester) 93
4. Joe Hart (Man City) 89
5. Jack Butland (Stoke City) 87 (right)
6. Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) 84
7. Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) 82
8. Heurelho Gomes (Watford) 81
9. Alex McCarthy (C.Palace) 77
10. Boaz Myhill (West Brom) 76


1. Aleksandar Kolarov (Man City) 150
2. Eric Dier (Tottenham) 146
3. Russell Martin (Norwich) 140
4. Scott Dann (C.Palace) 136
5. Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) 132
6. Bacary Sagna (Man City) 123
7. Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham) 122
8. Ritchie de Laet (Leicester) 120
9. Aaron Cresswell (West Ham) 117 (right)
10. Ashley Williams (Swansea) 117


1. Riyad Mahrez (Leicester) 222
2. Dimitri Payet (West Ham) 219
3. Juan Mata (Man Utd) 173
4. Yohan Cabaye (C.Palace) 167 (below right)
5. Ross Barkley (Everton) 164
6. Yaya Touré (Man City) 159
7. Sadio Mané (Southampton) 157
8. André Ayew (Swansea) 153
9. Fernandinho (Man City) 153
10. Mesut Özil (Arsenal) 151


1. Jamie Vardy (Leicester) 227
2. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) 213
3. Sergio Agüero (Man City) 202
4. Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal) 201
5. Graziano Pellè (Southampton) 158
6. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) 157
7. Bafétimbi Gomis (Swansea) 151
8. Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke City) 148
9. Odion Ighalo (Watford) 143
10. Diafra Sakho (West Ham) 137

The Six Key Indices:

1. Winning Performance

Players receive points for time on the pitch in a successful team. Players will receive more points if they play the full 90 minutes in a winning team. This index shares league points won by a team between the players according to the minutes they are on the pitch. Only time on the pitch and points scored are taken into account in this first index.

2. Player's Performance per match

Players receive points for positive influences on a winning performance (shots on target, tackles, clearances, saves etc). Players have points taken away from their score for negative actions such as shots off target and receiving yellow and/or red cards.

3. Appearances

Players receive points for minutes on the pitch. The number of points won by ALL teams in the Barclays Premier League are divided among the players according to the number of minutes they have played. This does not take into account the result of a match, it awards points purely for playing time.

4. Goals scored

Players are awarded points for scoring goals. These points are only given to the goalscorer.

5. Assists

Players are awarded points for assists. These points are only awarded to players that make the assist.
Assists are awarded to the player from the goal scoring team who makes the last touch before the goal is scored.
If after this touch, an opposing player touches the ball outside the penalty area altering the intended destination of the ball, then no assist is given, except if this intervention directly results in an own goal.
In the event of a penalty or free-kick, the player earning the penalty or free-kick gets an assist if a goal is directly scored, but not if he takes it himself, in which case no assist is given.

6. Clean sheets

Allocates points for clean sheets to the whole team. The proportionate split of the points is weighted according to the player's position. Therefore a goalkeeper will be awarded a greater proportion of the points for keeping a clean sheet than a striker. The points are also awarded proportionately to the time spent on the pitch.

N.B. The overall EA SPORTS PPI is a correlation between all of the above indices. The Index only includes actions that can be measured objectively and does not reward one action more than another (e.g. a pass by a midfielder will not gain more points than a tackle made by a defender). Subjective factors relating to individual players' skill levels or evidence of a specific flair, such as a particularly spectacular pass or goal, are not included within the index.

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