Friday, February 09, 2018

Statistically, the ICT index score of the best performing players in the English Premier League so far this season!

The ICT Index (Influence, Creativity, Threat) was a new feature that began at the start of last season's Premier League campaign, and has continued to be used for the current one.

A football statistical index, it has been developed specifically to give a verdict on any player as a Football Premier League asset.

It condenses more than 40 match event statistics for three key areas – Influence, Creativity and Threat, to generate the data into a single score.

This score is what is known as an individual’s ICT Index score, and via this data is able to offer an accurate summary on player performance.

Season 2017/18 - Last update: 09/02/18 at 10.30am GMT

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


1. Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) 73.3 ICT Index 
2. Jordan Pickford (Everton) 65.0
3. Jonas Lossl (Huddersfield) 63.4 (pictured right)
4. Asmir Begovic (Bournemouth) 27.4
5. Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester) 59.4
6. Jack Butland (Stoke) 58.8
7. Nick Pope (Burnley) 56.9
8. David de Gea (Man Utd) 56.6
9. Mathew Ryan (Brighton) 55.5
10. Fraser Forster (Southampton) 48.9


1. Marcos Alonso (Chelsea) 163.0  ICT Index
2. Héctor Bellerín (Arsenal) 127.5
3. Ben Davies (Tottenham) 115.2
4. César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) 113.4
5. Nicolás Otamendi (Man City) 109.8
6. Harry Maguire (Leicester) 108.5 (pictured right)
7. Lewis Dunk (Brighton) 106.8
8. Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) 104.8
9. Shane Duffy (Brighton) 100.9
10. Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) 98.9


1. Mo Salah (Liverpool) 304.0  ICT Index
2. Kevin De Bruyne (Man City) 276.4
3. Alexis Sanchez (Man Utd) 238.8
4. Raheem Sterling (Man City) 229.3
5. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) 215.1
6. Mesut Özil (Arsenal) 208.7
7. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) 203.3
8. David Silva (Man City) 200.6
9. Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke) 189.7
10. Leroy Sané (Man City) 181.6 *Currently out injured


1. Harry Kane (Tottenham) 302.4 ICT Index
2. Sergio Agüero (Man City) 251.8
3. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) 210.2 (pictured right)
4. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) 199.2
5. Romelu Lukaku (Man Utd) 195.6
6. Álvaro Morata (Chelsea) 174.5 *Currently out injured
7. Jamie Vardy (Leicester) 160.6
8. Gabriel Jesus (Man City) 136.5 *Currently out injured
9. Marcus Rashford (Man Utd) 131.1
10. Wayne Rooney (Everton) 125.2

1. Influence

Influence is the first measurement. This evaluates the degree to which that player has made an impact on a single match or throughout the season.

It takes into account events and actions that could directly or indirectly effect the outcome of the fixture.

At the top level these are decisive actions like goals and assists. But the Influence score also processes significant defensive actions to analyse the effectiveness of defenders and goalkeepers.

2. Creativity

Creativity assesses player performance in terms of producing goalscoring opportunities for others. It can be used as a guide to identify the players most likely to supply assists.

While this analyses frequency of passing and crossing, it also considers pitch location and quality of the final ball.

3. Threat

This is the third measure, producing a value that examines a player's threat on goal. It gauges individuals most likely to score goals.

While attempts are the key action, the Index looks at pitch location, giving greater weight to actions that are regarded as the best chances to score.

All three of these scores are combined to create an overall ICT Index score. That then offers a single figure that presents a view on that player as a Football Premier League asset.

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