BRIDGE ON FIRE
Wayne Bridge claimed his highest score of the season in The Actim Index, the official player ratings system of the Barclays Premier League, after helping Chelsea to a crucial win over Middlesbrough.
Bridge posted 26 points to move 39 places – the highest for a defender this week – to 278th in the Index with 108 points.
The England international also made 19 passes, one dribble and one cross in the 1-0 success over Boro which moved Chelsea to within five points of Premier League leaders Manchester United.
Chelsea have four players in the top 25, with Frank Lampard (437) in 17th and Salomon Kalou (436) one place behind, while Joe Cole (420) and Nicolas Anelka (419) lie 21st and 24th respectively.
Analysis of all Premier League games is taking place throughout the season and the players in the Actim Index Team of the Week are:
|David James||Portsmouth||Goalkeeper||23 points|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||Man Utd||Midfielder||55|
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.