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Brilliant Bentley In Actim Top 10

Brilliant Bentley In Actim Top 10

Blackburn Rovers midfielder David Bentley made the most of a low-scoring week at the top end of the Actim Index, the official player ratings system of the Barclays Premier League, to move back into the top 10.

Bentley's 19-point haul in the 1-0 win against Newcastle was enough to see him move up two places to ninth overall, leapfrogging Benjani and Fernando Torres in the standings and being out-scored by only Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand in the top 10.

It was also a good weekend for Rovers goalkeeper Brad Friedel, who was the top-ranked stopper in this week's Index, earning 24 points for his performance to move up into 26th place overall.

Friedel made 12 saves during the game to earn his clean sheet, his second-highest return in a match this term, beaten only to the 13 he pulled off in the draw with Chelsea back in September.

Analysis of all Premiership games is taking place throughout the season and the players in the Actim Index Team of the Week are:

Name/Team/Position/Match Score

Brad Friedel,Blackburn Rovers, Goalkeeper, 24

Ashley Cole, Chelsea, Defender, 35

Fabio Aurelio, Liverpool, Defender, 32

John Terry, Chelsea, Defender, 24

James McEveley, Derby County, Defender, 24

James Harper, Reading, Midfielder, 41

Joe Cole, Chelsea, Midfielder, 38

Michael Ballack, Chelsea, Midfielder, 33

Owen Hargreaves, Manchester United, Midfielder, 33

Mikael Forssell,Birmingham City, Striker, 69

Ayegbeni Yakubu, Everton, Striker, 50

The Actim Index is calculated using a unique mathematical formula that rates each player`s contribution be it goals, shots, passes, dribbles, tackles, crosses, saves, clearances, blocks, interceptions, assists, clean sheets, time on the pitch or number of points gained by the team with marks deducted for red and yellow cards.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Tuesday March 4 2008
Time: 3:33PM

Comments

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Bradders in the team (along with former Rover McEveley I see!) and Bents making inroads into the overall top ten is superb news.
Hughes Da Man
04/03/2008 19:04:00
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sell him at your peril. What's happened to Gamst at the moment?
merlin
04/03/2008 19:22:00
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Pedersen has been out of form most of the year but he his getting better just in time for our European charge
Big Man up Front
04/03/2008 19:36:00
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Ashley Cole on that one???? Blimey...the things they can do with Stats... :)
Blue is the colour
04/03/2008 20:13:00
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Bents in the top ten is a true testament to the man himself and how outside of Ronaldo he is the best right midfielder in the Premier League.
MikeyGamst
05/03/2008 14:50:00
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Bentley is good and I hope you can hold on to him but don't you worry about the foreign interest?
The_Legend_Of_Zola
05/03/2008 17:39:00
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Blue is the colour - Its was a quiet week dude lol!
Hughes Da Man
05/03/2008 19:18:00
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lol BITC.. the foreign interest is always a worry but HUghes has said numerous times he will not sell his best players. And I for one believe him.
MikeyGamst
06/03/2008 10:35:00
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