After such an abject team performance against Watford, against all the odds a Newcastle player has made the official Premier League team of the week.
No prizes for guessing that the player in question is Papiss Cisse….
Only joking, it is of course Daryl Janmaat, who took it upon himself to try and be playmaker, goalscorer and occasional defender, whilst many of his teammates stood idly by.
A certain Odion Ighalo also made this team of the week, scoring a massive 53 points after his two goal match winning performance.
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 Premier League players in their position from this weekend’s ratings, with number of points for each player preceding their name.
Premier League Team Of The Week
19 David de Gea (Man Utd)
36 Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United)
38 Russell Martin (Norwich)
35 Kurt Zouma (Chelsea)
26 Alberto Moreno (Liverpool)
41 Riyad Mahrez (Leicester)
36 Juan Mata (Man Utd)
41 Son Heung-Min (Spurs)
43 Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
53 Odion Ighalo (Watford)
50 Anthony Martial (Man Utd)
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.