What were your Southampton v Newcastle player ratings?
Interesting to get an outside perspective and the industry leader for an independent viewpoint is the whoscored rating system (used by numerous sections of the football industry; including media, bookmakers and clubs themselves).
Over 200 raw statistics are used to calculate the player ratings and are weighted according to influence in the game – taking into account the area of the pitch and its outcome for each important event.
The independent ratings for our midweek shambles against Everton showed that of the 22 players who took the pitch, Everton had 11 of the best 12 players on the field, with only Tiote coming out of it with any kind of respect.
This time it is Rob Elliot’s turn after Saturday;
6.1 De Jong
5.9 Ben Arfa
(Subs: Ramirez 6.9, Schneiderlin 6.4, Gallagher 6.0)