Newcastle hero makes Premier League team of the week
Newcastle hero Jonas Gutierrez has made the official Premier League team of the week.
The Argentine international made one and score another as Newcastle kept hold of their top tier status at the final attempt.
Jonas’ performance against West Ham earned him the top rating for any midfielder in the Premier League this past weekend.
EA Sports Player Performer Index (PPI) is the official Premier League system using a comprehensive range of statistics to provide objective analysis as to which players are playing the best and why.
As a comparison you may want to view the player ratings from the weekend by Newcastle fans using our interactive player ratings system, click HERE to view them.
The top eleven players in their position from yesterday’s ratings, with number of points for each player preceding their name.
Premier League Team Of The Week
20 Petr Cech (Chelsea)
24 Eric Dier (Spurs)
24 Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal)
26 Eliaquim Mangala (Spurs)
24 Pape Souare (Crystal Palace)
41 Santiago Cazorla (Arsenal)
40 Frank Lampard (Man City)
41 Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)
42 Jonas Gutierrez (Newcastle)
82 Theo Walcott (Arsenal)
61 Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke)
The EA Sports performance index uses six different criteria:
Winning – points are awarded for time on the pitch in a team that wins, so for example Williamson will have received more credit than substitute Ryan Taylor.
Player performance – points go to those who have a positive influence on a winning performance (shots on target, tackles, clearances, saves etc) while points are taken off for negatives such as shots off target or red/yellow cards.
Time on pitch – the longer a player is on the pitch the more points awarded.
Goals scored – self-explanatory.
Assists – credit for whoever on the scoring team last touches the ball on the before the scorer, such as Janmaat who crossed for Cisse’s strike.
Clean sheet– the whole team is given credit for this but points are allocated by position in the team, so goalkeeper gets biggest share, then defenders and so on.
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