As much as the table never lies when it comes to a team’s performance throughout the season, the same can be said for the players. Half term reports aren’t an absolute indicator of how the individual in question will perform for the rest of the season, but it does show who has been performing ahead of expectations – and who hasn’t.
Sportito hosts various daily contests, where any fantasy manager have to pick your best eleven, without salary cap restrictions, from different teams including goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and attackers. The Point per games (PPG) is the main metrics to analyze their previous performances.
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We bring you the rundown on a club-by-club basis of who has been bagging the goals and notching up the assists. Which players are worth following for the rest of the season? Which of the big names have failed to set the league alight this term?
Today we take a look at the Half-fime report about the following four teams of English Premier League, Bournemouth, Arsenal, Burnley, Chelsea.
Star player: Charlie Daniels
Charlie Daniels has enjoyed a meteoric rise through the football leagues with Bournemouth, after spending three seasons with Leyton Orient between 2009 and 2012. Since the start of last season, no other defender has provided more than his eight Premier League assists, with two coming in the first half of this season. His club-high Sportito point per games score of 6.86 also reflects his significant goalscoring threat. The attacking left full-back has already matched his three-goal total from Bournemouth’s debut season in the top flight, and picked up just a single yellow card in 18 matches.
Biggest disappointment: Jordon Ibe
Manager Eddie Howe has expressed his disappointment at the form shown by record signing Jordon Ibe. The former Liverpool winger, signed for £15 million last summer, has failed to score a goal or record an assist in 770 minutes for his new club. Since scoring five times for Derby County in the first half of the 2014/15 Championship season, Ibe has managed just a single league goal in the last two years. His Sportito point per games score of 2.09 is reflective of the below par performances he has produced during the first half of the campaign, which has led him to be substituted on each of his 11 starts.
Star player: Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez has been the undoubted star of his side’s assault on the Premier League title. The Chilean forward has racked up a league high Sportito point per games score of 10.58 from a direct involvement in 20 of Arsenal’s league goals. He has 13 goals at an average of 0.65 per game, and seven assists from his 20 appearances. From his 19 starts, Sanchez has only been substituted three times, which came with the Gunners holding comfortable leads over Chelsea and Stoke City, and as Arsene Wenger protected a 3-2 advantage over Swansea with his side down to ten men.
Biggest disappointment: Aaron Ramsey
Three seasons ago, Aaron Ramsey was one of the stars of the Premier League with 10 goals and nine assists. The attacking midfielder backed that up with six and five goals respectively in the next two league campaigns. However, it has been a different story this season for one of Wales’ top performers at Euro 2016. An injury-hit Ramsey has failed to score, and recorded just a single assist, in 352 minutes of league action. He has made six of his nine appearances off the bench and collected three yellow cards for an overall Sportito point per games score of just 1.32.
Star player: Michael Keane
Among the favourites for relegation before a ball was kicked, Burnley have enjoyed a hugely successful first half of the season to sit in 12th position, eight points above the bottom three. Michael Keane, a former Manchester United central defender, hasn’t missed a single minute of action across 20 matches. He has collected just two yellow cards and scored a headed goal as Burnley beat Watford 2-0 in September, one of seven home wins so far for the Clarets. Burnley’s top point per games scorer on Sportito with 4.55 was also called up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the matches against Malta and Slovenia in October.
Biggest disappointment: Jon Flanagan
During Liverpool’s valiant title challenge in 2014, Jon Flanagan established himself as the first-choice left back for Brendan Rodgers. Unfortunately, a series of injuries limited the versatile defender to just 420 minutes of Premier League action over the next two seasons. However, after getting himself fit and securing a loan move to Burnley last summer, he was expected to play a prominent role in their battle to beat the drop. It has not really turned out that way for Flanagan, who has made just three starts and five total appearances for a Sportito point per games score of 2.57, after failing to dislodge first-choice full backs Matthew Lowton and Stephen Ward.
Star player: Diego Costa
After a disappointing 2015/16 season and following a summer in which he nearly left the club, Diego Costa has been rejuvenated by new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte. The Spanish international has showed a return to his 2014/15 level, in which he scored 20 league goals, by racking up 14 goals in just 19 appearances at an average of 0.74 goals per match. Costa has also managed five assists in 1681 minutes of league action. He missed a single game after picking up five yellow cards, which probably explains why his 10.29 point per games score on Sportito falls 16 short of Alexis Sanchez’ league high score.
Biggest disappointment: John Terry
Still the club captain at Stamford Bridge, John Terry has endured a frustrating time of it, despite Chelsea’s Premier League resurgence. The 36-year-old, who played in every minute of his side’s title winning campaign in 2014/15, has started just four matches and made one substitute appearance for a total of 366 minutes. He has failed to score a goal or record an assist, and picked up a yellow card in the 2-2 draw with Swansea at the Liberty Stadium in September. Only four first team squad members have a lower Sportito point per games score than Terry’s 3.53 for the first half of the season.