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Forssell Finnishes First

Forssell Finnishes First

Birmingham City striker Mikael Forssell helped himself to a mammoth 69 points in the weekend defeat of Spurs, the highest score of the week and the fourth-highest individual match score of the season in the Actim Index, the official player ratings system of the Barclays Premier League.

The Finland international showed signs of the form that saw him score 19 goals for Blues during the 2003-04 season before injuries curtailed his progress.

The haul, which included a hat-trick, more than doubled Forssell's previous season-high mark of 30 points against Reading back in December and came from just four shots on target.

It took Forssell's match average at St Andrews up to an impressive 17 points per appearance, moving him up 74 places in the overall standings into 131st position, with Seb Larsson still City's top-ranked player in 66th spot overall.

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.

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Tuesday March 4 2008
Time: 3:31PM

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Comments

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But if they for some reason manage o fit Ashley Cole into that one it kinda loses credibility...I mean...come on. :)
Blue is the colour
04/03/2008 20:37:00
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Well done to him tho, but stats is not really that reliable if you ask me.
Blue is the colour
04/03/2008 20:38:00
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I always liked Forsell...
The_Legend_Of_Zola
05/03/2008 19:01:00
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wow if he can keep at that rate he can fly up the table
ozanne park rangers
09/03/2008 05:12:00
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Mikael Forssell doing well
ozanne park rangers
16/03/2008 05:41:00
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A class player something to lift you after a trying week
codbater
21/03/2008 20:08:00
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