Rank
Player Name
Club
ROI
Weekly Salary
Transfer Fee
CNN Performance Score
Minutes Played
1 Joe Allen Joe Allen Stoke 7.00 $0.62M $62,000 $16.1M 330 2332
2 Marten de Roon Marten de Roon Middlesborough 5.47 $49,600 $14.9M 217 1,938
3 Didier Ndong Didier Ndong Sunderland 5.13 $37,200 $16.9M 182 1,683
4 Steven Defour Steven Defour Burnley 4.59 $43,400 $9.9M 145 990
5 Christian Benteke Christian Benteke Crystal Palace 3.92 $136,400 $32.9M 396 2084
6 Sadio Mane Sadio Mane Liverpool 3.74 $111,600 $43.4M 371 2,186
7 Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Southampton 3.61 $62,000 $15.5M 168 1,048
8 Jordon Ibe Jordon Ibe Bournemouth 3.15 $45,880 $16.6M 131 934
9 Ngolo Kante Ngolo Kante Chelsea 2.87 $124,000 $37.7M 286 2,418
10 Nacer Chadli Nacer Chadli WBA 2.86 $86,800 $16M 170 1,555
11 Roberto Pereyra*** Roberto Pereyra*** Watford 2.34 $55,800 $16.1M 104 1,036
12 Ryan Mason**** Ryan Mason**** Hull 2.25 $49,600 $16.1M 92 918
13 Yannick Bolasie** Yannick Bolasie** Everton 1.90 $99,200 $30.5M 152 1,023
14 John Stones John Stones Man City 1.80 $124,000 $58.6M 217 1,741
15 Granit Xhaka Granit Xhaka Arsenal 1.71 $110,000 $47.4M 198 1,563
16 Islam Slimani Islam Slimani Leicester City 1.64 $86,400 $31.6M 123 974
17 Paul Pogba Paul Pogba Man Utd 1.62 $359,600 $110.7M 471 2,250
18 Andre Ayew* Andre Ayew* West Ham 1.03 111600 $111,600 $25.4M 84 680
19 Moussa Sissoko Moussa Sissoko Spurs 1.01 $111,600 $36.9M 94 638
20 Borja Baston Borja Baston Swansea City 0.84 $55,800 $19M 44 537
* Injured Aug. 19 to Sep. 26
** Injured since Dec. 04
*** Injured since Dec. 14
**** Injured since Jan. 22


What is Player ROI?

How it's calculated

The English Premier League is awash with money, with its current TV deal reportedly worth nearly $11 billion. But which Premier League players are delivering the best bang for the buck for their clubs? Player ROI, or return on investment, compares players' game performance to their transfer cost and salary to find out.

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The soccer formula tracks a number of live on-field performance indicators -- such as goals, passes and defensive actions like blocks and interceptions -- in relation to a player’s transfer fee and weekly wage.

As the season unfolds, the performance scores of the 20 players will naturally rise, with the best summer signings accumulating the highest totals. A club's multi-million signing might be performing well, but that doesn't necessarily mean they've got the best value for the money.

Game and player data comes from official league and club websites, while transfer fees and salaries are based on a number of respected British media reports.

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