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Benji makes another Actim statement

Benji makes another Actim statement

Portsmouth striker Benjani Mwaruwari was the top-scorer in The Actim Index, the official player ratings system of the Barclays Premier League, this week after a 56-point haul helped see off struggling Derby County.

The Zimbabwe international already holds the second-best individual match score of the season so far after his 70-point effort against Reading in September and another hat-trick at Fratton Park lifted him nine places to fourth spot with an overall score of 388 points.

Benjani has been a consistent scorer this term, earning 31 points against Birmingham in November, 38 points against Fulham a month earlier and another 36 in the 1-1 home draw against Manchester United at the start of the campaign - averaging an impressive 18 points per appearance in the process.

Pompey boss Harry Redknapp has six of his squad currently in the Actim Index top 100, with David James (26th), Glen Johnson (31st) and Sylvain Distin (44th) in the top 50.

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

Radek Cerny - Tottenham Hotspur
Lewin Nyatanga - Derby County
Joleon Lescott - Everton
Ricardo Carvalho - Chelsea
Juliano Belletti - Chelsea
Aaron Lennon - Tottenham Hotspur
Alex Hleb - Arsenal
Tomas Rosicky - Arsenal
Owen Hargreaves - Manchester United
Benjani - Portsmouth
Emmanuel Adebayor - Arsenal

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:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday January 22 2008
Time: 4:35PM

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Opta Europe MVP - show Benji as number three in Europe this weekend. See Setanta sports for details - just dashing off.
eastneydave
22/01/2008 16:58:00
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Its nice to see these stats no longer contain All Chelsea, Arse, Man U or Liverpool players. There is hope lol
Midge
22/01/2008 17:14:00
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I'll be delighted if he's up there when we play the mancs & chelski.
storagematt
22/01/2008 18:14:00
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4th overall - not bad for someone deemed "usless and easily replaceable by an english talent" over the ummer (by a man u supporters website)!
pompeycarpet
22/01/2008 21:19:00
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nice one benji - you just keep flipping off those - outside of pompey fans - that kept doubting you.
pompeyrug
22/01/2008 22:36:00
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Well remembered Carpet. He was written off wasn't he. Well, I'm sure he'll have the last laugh. Who'd have ever thought he be up there as one of th leagues top scorers!? Hope Nugent is up there with him next season too.
NorthStandDan
22/01/2008 23:28:00
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I'm not sure I understand this Activia Opiticians Index stuff..sounds all too American for me !... MVP ? - Oh well if it's good that Benjani is 4th then I'm pleased ... but I really need somebody to sit me down and explain it all one day...
Chix
23/01/2008 06:19:00
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i just see the fact that players are doing well and thats good enough for me... benji 3rd in europe is very good!
pompeyrug
23/01/2008 08:47:00
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chix: actim index takes into account players contribution to games, including goals, assists, passing, runs made off the ball, tackles, blocks, basicly everything a player does in a game! its a relativly fair way of comparing players, and Arsne wenger has admitted that he uses them to analyse his games too! 3rd in europe, but only 4th in england...odd!
pompeycarpet
23/01/2008 17:30:00
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good for Benji. i think once playing again we will soon see Glen J figuring well in the stats
russellm
23/01/2008 18:19:00
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