October 13th, 2014
The Premier League is in full swing and fans across the country will have firm opinions on the best and worst performers so far this season.
Courtesy of the EA Sports Player Performance Index, Sportsmail can reveal exactly which players have performed the best during the first two months of the current campaign.
As expected, it is Chelsea – currently top of the Premier League with six wins from their opening seven fixtures – who hold the top three positions in the Player Performance Index rankings.
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Top goalscorer Diego Costa, who has netted nine times already since his summer arrival from Atletico Madrid, tops the charts followed by team-mates Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas who has assisted his Spain colleague four times.
Raheem Sterling, who came off the bench in England’s win over Estonia on Sunday, is fourth in the rankings with a PPI score of 172 followed by Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson on 168 and Manchester City frontman Sergio Aguero on 166.
Southampton’s Graziano Pelle, who arrived at St Mary’s in the summer at a time when Saints’ team-mate Morgan Schneiderlin wanted to leave the South Coast sit seventh and ninth respectively.
Young West Brom striker Saido Berahino, currently the highest English goalscorer, is eighth on the list following an impressive start.
Leicester attacker Leonardo Ulloa, who has scored against Man United, Arsenal and Everton already this season, completes the top 10.
Away from the highest ranking players, Mesut Ozil may have been criticised for some of his performances so far this season but the German international has actually been Arsenal’s second best player behind fellow midfielder Aaron Ramsey.
Alexis Sanchez, the Gunners’ £30million summer signing from Barcelona, has been their third-best player with the Chilean’s stand-out moment being a stunning volley in September’s 2-2 draw against Manchester City.