Newcastle Unitedâ€™s Nicky Butt posted his best score of the season to earn a place in the Team of the Week in The Actim Index, the official player ratings system of the Barclay’s Premier League.
Nicky Butt – great performance on Sunday
Geremi retained his place among the best performers for a second week in succession, having also made the top Actim XI following his display in the 2-0 win over Fulham.
Here is the Actim team of the week:
Name Team Position Weekly Score David James Portsmouth Goalkeeper 23 points William Gallas Arsenal Defender 35 Ricardo Carvalho Chelsea Defender 32 Glen Johnson Portsmouth Defender 30 John Terry Chelsea Defender 28 Cristiano Ronaldo Man Utd Midfielder 55 Nicky Butt Newcastle Midfielder 37 Matthew Taylor Bolton Midfielder 33 Geremi Newcastle Midfielder 32 Mauro Zarate Birmingham Striker 46 Fernando Torres Liverpool Striker 42
But neither player is in the top 100 players in the Premier league although Newcastle now have two players, Steven Taylor and Michael Owen in the top 100. Steven is in at 81 with 293 points and Michael Owen is in at number 93 with 266 points.
Earlier in the season Newcastle had seven players in the top 100, and as our performances improve under Kevin Keegan we expect more of our players to make the top 100.
Hereâ€™s the top 100 players in the Premier League so far this season.
TOP STRIKERS Name Score Index Team Fernando Torres 593 2 Liverpool Emmanuel Adebayor 585 3 Arsenal Carlos Tevez 514 5 Man Utd Roque Santa Cruz 507 6 Blackburn Ashley Young 474 10 Aston Villa TOP MIDFIELDERS Name Score Index Team Cristiano Ronaldo 698 1 Man Utd Francesc Fabregas 523 4 Arsenal Steven Gerrard 495 7 Liverpool David Bentley 474 9 Blackburn Frank Lampard 437 17 Chelsea TOP DEFENDERS Name Score Index Team Rio Ferdinand 478 8 Man Utd Gael Clichy 473 11 Arsenal Joleon Lescott 468 12 Everton Wes Brown 429 19 Man Utd Martin Laursen 399 29 Aston Villa
TOP GOALKEEPERS Name Score Index Team David James 420 23 Portsmouth Jose Reina 402 27 Liverpool Brad Friedel 396 31 Blackburn Tim Howard 390 33 Everton Manuel Almunia 379 38 Arsenal