Hard to deny Aguero, Toure and Silva those top three places
So many of the official Premier League EA Sports ratings seem to misrepresent a player's performances for his team this season, and publishing these figures has seen plenty of debate as to quite how EA Sports manage to pick the three that they do. However, for Manchester City, it looks like they're right on the money.
(See link for a breakdown of how EA Sports compile their player data)
Top 3 players so far – Man City
Alongside Luis Suarez, Sergio Aguero is very much the form striker in England right now. Managing to steer clear of the injuries that blighted his second season at the club, Aguero very much has the capabillity to top his 23 goal haul from his debut season. In fact, such is his form for the Citizens this year, it may well be the case that he and his fellow South American in Liverpool end up breaking the 30 goal barrier.
Goals 8, App 10, Mins 769, Average index score 33, Home index score 200, Average home index 40, Away 132, Average away index 26, Overall index score 331
After enjoying his most explosive start to a Premier League season since he moved to Manchester, giant Ivorian Toure has cemented his reputation as one of the top attacking midfielders in the country, if not Europe. Forming a powerful new central midfield with new Brazilian signing Fernandinho, this part of the team will prove to be key if City are to overcome their recent indifferent form and ascend the league. Toure seems to be doing his part, alongside the majestic David Silva, he's just waiting for the rest of his midfield to catch up with him.
Goals 5, App 11, Mins 990, Average index score 23, Home index score 172, Average home index 34, Away 78, Average away index 13, Overall index score 250
David Silva is one of a number of elite players to feature in his side's top three players despite only appearing in a handful of fixtures. And like Luis Suarez, his appearance is as a result of performing to an outstanding level in each of the matches he has turned out. With Silva expected to miss several games over the next few weeks with a thigh injury, his absence could be a blow that continues to hamper City's tempermental start to the season.
Goals 3, App 7, Mins 579, Average index score 27, Home index score 114, Average home index 29, Away 74, Average away index 25, Overall index score 188
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