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Football Index: The top players of the new Premier League season so far


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With international football taking centre stage over the next week, we thought it would be a suitable time to check on the stand-out Premier League performers in Football Index (FI) for In-Play and Match Day Dividends.

For those of you who are new to the concept, Football Index is a kind of stock market where people use real money to bet on football.

Those betting with Football Index buy shares in individual players whose value can rise or fall depending on their performance both on and off the field.

Read our introductory guide to betting with Football Index here

In-Play and Match Day Dividends also offer a possible way to make money and give Football Index more of a Fantasy Football feel because they are based on each players’ on-pitch performance.

In-Play Dividends

In-Play Dividends are nice and simple. If a footballer you have bet on scores or assists, or your goalkeeper keeps a clean sheet, you get paid (for the first 30 days you own a share).

Match Day Dividends

Match Day Dividends are slightly different in that they are based on the underlying data that drives a lot of Fantasy games these days, such as shots, chances created and interceptions – most of which can be found in our Premium Members Area.

For example, a goal will earn a player 45 points as part of their Match Day score, whilst a red card sees them deducted 30 points.

On each day that there is a football match in any of the eligible competitions, Football Index ranks all the participating footballers by their Match Day score – and the leading players win dividends for that day.

More details are available here.


Even though domestic football is on hiatus for a fortnight, there are still In-Play and Match Day Dividends dished out in the UEFA European Championship qualifiers, as seen in the above image.

It’s the Premier League that is the main focus of this article, however, as we look at how some of the star performers from the English top flight have been rewarded in Football Index in the opening month of 2020/21.

In-Play Dividends

PlayerIn-Play Dividends in the 2020/21 Premier League Season
Harry Kane£0.66
Dominic Calvert-Lewin£0.52
Jamie Vardy£0.50
Son Heung-min£0.46
Neal Maupay£0.42
Patrick Bamford£0.40
Timothy Castagne£0.40
Mohamed Salah£0.34
Alexandre Lacazette£0.30
Andrew Robertson£0.30
Andros Townsend£0.30
Danny Ings£0.30
Helder Costa£0.30
Mateusz Klich£0.30
Reece James£0.30
Richarlison£0.30
Sadio Mane£0.30
Tyrone Mings£0.30
Wilfried Zaha£0.30

Football Index rolled out a special offer until the end of September in which In-Play Dividends were multiplied by a whopping five times for every eligible fixture.

As a result, the Premier League players who filled their boots with attacking returns in the first month of 2020/21 were amply rewarded in Football Index.

Harry Kane‘s six attacking returns in the opening three Gameweeks brought him 60p in In-Play Dividends, with his three at Old Trafford last Sunday earning him a further 6p.

With midfielders and forwards getting 2p for either a goal or orthodox assist, it doesn’t really matter whether they are finding the net themselves or setting up a teammate to score when it comes to In-Play Dividends.

The table below looks at how often Premier League players delivered a goal or assist in 2019/20 – although, as we’ve seen to a dramatic extent over the last four weeks, no two seasons are ever the same.

PlayerMins per Goal or Assist
Aguero80.15
Bruno Fernandes82.09
De Bruyne87.99
Jesus101.86
Salah102.51
Mahrez102.56
Vardy114.19
Mane114.31
Rashford115.03
Martial118.27
Ings121.69
Son123.15

Match Day Dividends

Goalkeepers
PlayerMatch Day Dividends in the 2020/21 Premier League Season
Karl Darlow£0.03
Alisson£0.03
Emiliano Martinez£0.02
Jordan Pickford£0.02
Bernd Leno£0.02
Rui Patricio£0.01

Defenders
PlayerMatch Day Dividends in the 2020/21 Premier League Season
Ben Chilwell£0.14
Michael Keane£0.14
Reece James£0.08
Gabriel Magalhaes£0.08
Ezri Konsa£0.04
Andrew Robertson£0.04

Midfielders
PlayerMatch Day Dividends in the 2020/21 Premier League Season
James Rodriguez£0.28
Jack Grealish£0.14
Kevin De Bruyne£0.08
Jorginho£0.04

Forwards
PlayerMatch Day Dividends in the 2020/21 Premier League Season
Son Heung-min£0.28
Mohamed Salah£0.16
Richarlison£0.08
Raul Jimenez£0.04

A player not only has to produce a stellar performance to be in with a chance of winning Match Day Dividends, they also have to beat the competition.

On match days where there are lots of fixtures across Europe, this can be a tall order – but far from impossible, as James Rodriguez proved when collecting both the Top Midfielder and Star Player accolades on Saturday.

A breakdown of his superb display against Brighton can be seen in the gallery below:

Betting on players who are in action on quieter match days, such as Monday evening, could be a good tactic with regards to Match Day Dividends: Jorginho and Kevin De Bruyne, for example, both claimed the Top Midfielder accolades on September 14th and 21st respectively, when fewer fixtures were happening elsewhere.


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427 Comments Post a Comment
  1. doher.ty
      1 month, 21 days ago

      What was that website/game where you pick a player from 5 games? It was on here a bit ago and I made an account but now I can't find it!

      1. Hawk
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Fantasy5..

        1. doher.ty
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Thank you! don't know why but I kept thinking fanteam.

      2. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Palace have some great fixtures coming up. Do any of their 4.5 defenders appeal to you? Or are we all just going for nothing but attacking full-backs in defence?

        1. Albert_Luque
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I wouldn’t say particularly, there are other interesting options in the 4.5 range. But go for it, I reckon it would be a pretty decent differential if it pays off!

      3. Lignja
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        This is my team after i done Auba to Son on ft (3.4m itb)

        McCarthy (Nyland)
        Taa, Justin, Mitchell (Vinagre, Strujik)
        Salah, Son, Kdb, Podence, (Stephens)
        Jimenez, Wilson, Mitorvic

        A. TPodence to Pulisic -4
        B. Wc in this team

        McCarthy
        CHILWELL, SAISS, Justin (KONSA, Mithcell)
        Salah, Son, Kdb, RODRIGUEZ, PULISIC
        DCL, Wilson (BREWSTER)

        1. Albert_Luque
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I think WC would be decent, but I’m not sure I’d go without robbo or TaA at this stage.

        2. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Team is fine no need for WC. I would maybe just get DCL in place of Jiminez eventually but it doesn't need to be this GW. He won't rise that much in price in the future as he already is the highest owned player in the game.

      4. Albert_Luque
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Bottomed. Wildcard team:

        MartineZ
        TAA-Chilwell-Dallas
        Salah-Son-Grealish-JRod
        Kane-DCL-Maupay

        4-Lamptey-4.5-4

        Still not sure on the Spurs double up, tempted to switch back to KDB and Brewster but think the above is probably more balanced.

        Opinions would be very welcome

        1. Better off with a pin and a…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          This feels like the big call on a WC this week. At the moment I'm very similar to yours with Kane, but KDB is, well, KDB. I could have them both with a rubbish defence...

          1. Albert_Luque
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Just had a play around with that, had to get rid of TAA, JRod and Grealish to get KDB in.

            Would KDB plus saiss, ASM outscore those boys? I’m thinking it’s improbable, one or the other unfortunately ha

            1. Better off with a pin and a…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Drop Maupay to Brewster and you can keep all the mids. Have to go without a Liv Def, though.. it feels too extreme for me.

      5. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Everyone is talking about JRod coming back late from IB which might hurt Everton, but no on is talking about Firmino being late as well. That is a huge boost for Liverpool

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I mentioned it. Him and Fabinho. Absolutely integral.

        2. Vazza
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Not sure whether you mean Firmino being late or JRod being late is a boost for LFC? Haha!

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              I mean what I wrote. Fraudino out is a boost for Liverpool

          • Seanigula
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Yeah, they’ve only lost 5 times in their last 80 league games and Firmino is no good. I get it, your act is to be controversial, but in reality you’re a chump.

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Liverpool are good, Firmino has been a passenger for a long time regardless

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                I mean, just actually watch what he does during a game (barely anything) instead of relying on outdated stock phrases from 2018 like 'his movement is integral to Liverpool's results'

                1. Seanigula
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  I’ll pass that on to Klopp, he’s always asking me, “What does Brosstan think about this strategy?”

                2. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  He literally is the reason Mane and Salah score so much. Pure ignorance if you can't see that, Minamino is no replacement for him, neither is Jota.

                  1. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Outdated clueless opinion. Wing backs making sure the opposition defense are always doubled up on are the reason they score so much

                    1. Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      I'll pass that onto Jurgen as well . . . do you actually ever watch Liverpool play? Actually I know the answer to that.

                      1. GreennRed
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        A lot of people watch football, doesn't mean they understand it. Don't mind him Bushwhacker, spends his time here with amateur trolling attempts to get a reaction from posters. Best ignored.

                    2. AndyMurraysMum
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      You can imagine Klopp thinking,
                      Bobby has led me to two Champions League finals and a title by selflessly making runs & being the perfect pivot but some bloke on fantasy scout says he’s a fraud so I’ve got to bring in someone else :))

        3. Willmissudimitrypayet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          So here goes my first WC draft. What do you think, any changes you would make?

          Martinez, Steele
          Roberston, Reguilon, Chilwell, Lamptey, Mitchell
          Salah, Son, Grealish, Hamez, Soucek
          Kane, DCL, Maupay

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 21 days ago

            textbook

            1. Willmissudimitrypayet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Is it too textbook though?

          2. Willmissudimitrypayet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            1. Went Steele over Steer in case I want Barkley or Watkins down the line.
            2. City will have to wait till they find their form again
            3. Best 4.0 defender? Ferguson too far away from playing for my liking. Mitchell could even keep his place with PVA returning.

          3. Albert_Luque
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Ha see above. Shall we review each other’s? I think we’ll probably both approve

            1. Willmissudimitrypayet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Haha very similar! Why Trent over Robbo?

              And the Leeds full-backs do look very exciting I must admit. Will you ever trust them to keep a CS? Don't know how keen I am on Reguillon, but they have posted some decent defensive numbers and he created 4 chances last game

          4. Vazza
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Sorry but I’m a bit of a pessimist. What if KDB scores a penalty, gets an assist and 3 bps next gameweek. Would you then tear your team apart and take hits to rectify the issue. The lesson here is that going without City assets is either brave, naive or silly. Take your pick mate

              1. Willmissudimitrypayet
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                A City-mid is obviously what I am missing, but they surely are not worth their price atm. A couple more blanks and their stock will plummet. Theirs and Spurs' fixtures turn at the same time, so could be an option to swap Kane for him then. Easy downgrade to Watkins, Wilson or Antonio. Hamez, Grealish or Son to KDB.

              2. Better off with a pin and a…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Well, of course, but you can't have them all. What if Kane scores an early pen, then Bale scores a brace from Kane assists in a late cameo and you've got KDB who blanks. For me it feels more likely that Kane outscores KDB until GW 9 when the fixtures turn, but I could be wrong!

                1. Vazza
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Completely agree. There is no right or wrong answer and only time will tell what is the correct approach.

              3. Sgt Frank Drebin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                It's nice but not sure about Reguillon. Would rather wait and see how he plays.

                1. Willmissudimitrypayet
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Thanks, yeah, not sure about that one either. Who else to pick for 5,5 though? Wolves not been the greatest defensively...

                  1. Bushwhacker
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    A cheeky Mings punt . . .

                    1. Willmissudimitrypayet
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Double up with Martinez then?

              4. Gabantoya
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                too much focus on eve, spurs and Brighton. if these 3 loses, you're in trouble. they are in form, but sooner or later they'll fumble. especially spurs.

            • Vazza
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Dullest question of the day:

                Who is a better pick of the following as a permanent bench fodder-

                A. Branthwaite (plays for Everton so potentially blocks an Everton triple up)

                B. Barry Douglas (highly likely to be loaned out to a championship team i.e. Watford or Blackburn before 16 Oct)

                1. Klaren
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  If you have any possible intention of an Everton triple up this season, easily B.

                  Brathwaite has practically no chance of playing. At least 3 CBs need to be injured/suspended and even then Coleman or Digne might shift to CB.

              • SharkyJon
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                2FT but no idea what to do, happy ish with team and burning a transfer seems mad!
                Team:
                Martinez
                TAA, Saïss, Lamptey
                Salah, KDB, Son, Soucek
                Ings, Jimenez, DCL
                Subs
                Steer, Justin, Mitchell, Anguissa

              • Jacky boy
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                best defender on WC for 4.5 ?
                most likely as bench cover. but may play sometimes of course!

                1. Little Red Lacazette
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  KWP or a leeds defender.

                2. abhirup780
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  KWP is a safe pick imo. A huge % owns SOU def and some even double SOU def.

              • Little Red Lacazette
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                How does my WC draft no. 569 look?

                Martinez
                Robbo Saiss Chilwell
                Salah Sterling Son JRod
                Maupay Wilson DCL

                Steer Bissouma Lamptey Mitchell

                1. Jacky boy
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  looks good. prefer watkins to wilson

                  1. Little Red Lacazette
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Is Watkins on pens?

                    1. Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      No but he scored a hat trick.

                      1. Little Red Lacazette
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        I'm not into chasing.

                        1. Bushwhacker
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          Smart man.

                2. Amey
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Template !
                  It's good 🙂

              • Jrot94
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Is sterling over KDB crazy, we so much love for KDB on the board,but with sane/Silva gone Raheem’s game time seems set and he’s so forward, crazy?

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Nope, I've been that way . . .

              • Tony Martial
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Best 5.3 defender?

                Not saiss or lamptey

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Cheeky Mings.

              • abhirup780
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Martinez/Steer
                Chilwell/Saiss/KWP/Lamptey/Mitchell
                Salah/KDB/Son/Rodriguez/Stephens
                Kane/DCL/Brewster

                0.1 ITB

                Suggestions on WC?

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  You stole my textbook!

              • Og
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                People moaning about having to pay £15 for games that aren't on Sky or BT.

                Point 1: its additional.
                Point 2: its optional.
                Point 3: Chill!

              • bso
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                How important is it to have Sterling (don't have KDB) in my WC?

              • Africa United
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Meslier
                Lamptey Coleman Lewis Mitchel
                Salah Sterling Jack Son JamesRod
                Kane Maupay Bamford

                Sterling+Bamford to. Zaha.+. Vardy. For hit yes or no?

              • Will The Beast
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  WC is active. What do you guys think?

                  Martinez/Steer
                  Lamptey/Mitch/Saiss/Castagne/Justin
                  Salah/Son/JRod/Grealish/Bissouma
                  DCL/Kane/Wilson
                  2.7 itb. Maybe for a move on TAA once LIV get their Sh*t together.

                  1. Wrench
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    I like it apart from Castagne/Justin - I would just keep one as TAA or Robbo and choose someone else in place of the other. Chilwell?

                    1. Will The Beast
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        You reckon Chilwell to be a sure starter?

                  2. Fiorentina
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Barnes / De Bruyne / Mitrovic to Son / Barkley / Kane for 8pts?

                    1. Holmes
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Nah

                  3. Fiorentina
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Is KDB essential?

                    1. Holmes
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Doubt any player would be essential this year