Rank
Player Name
Club
ROI
Weekly Salary
Transfer Fee
CNN Performance Score
Minutes Played
1 Joe Allen Joe Allen Stoke 5.79 $0.62M $62,000 $16.1M 272 1888
2 Marten de Roon Marten de Roon Middlesborough 4.89 $49,600 $14.9M 194 1,758
3 Steven Defour Steven Defour Burnley 4.59 $43,400 $9.9M 145 990
4 Didier Ndong Didier Ndong Sunderland 3.83 $37,200 $16.9M 162 1,486
5 Christian Benteke Christian Benteke Crystal Palace 3.72 $136,400 $32.9M 376 1,904
6 Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Southampton 3.61 $62,000 $15.5M 168 1,035
7 Sadio Mane Sadio Mane Liverpool 2.99 $111,600 $43.4M 297 1,761
8 Jordon Ibe Jordon Ibe Bournemouth 2.93 $45,880 $16.6M 122 855
9 Ngolo Kante Ngolo Kante Chelsea 2.42 $124,000 $37.7M 241 2,058
10 Roberto Pereyra Roberto Pereyra Watford 2.36 $55,800 $16.1M 104 1,036
11 Ryan Mason*** Ryan Mason*** Hull 2.24 $49,600 $16.1M 92 918
12 Nacer Chadli Nacer Chadli WBA 2.08 $86,800 $16M 124 1,237
13 Yannick Bolasie** Yannick Bolasie** Everton 1.90 $99,200 $30.5M 152 1,023
14 Granit Xhaka Granit Xhaka Arsenal 1.59 $110,000 $47.4M 184 1,383
15 John Stones John Stones Man City 1.58 $124,000 $58.6M 191 1,471
16 Islam Slimani Islam Slimani Leicester City 1.54 $86,400 $31.6M 116 908
17 Paul Pogba Paul Pogba Man Utd 1.48 $359,600 $110.7M 431 2,070
18 Moussa Sissoko Moussa Sissoko Spurs 0.97 $111,600 $36.9M 90 615
19 Borja Baston Borja Baston Swansea City 0.92 $55,800 $19M 43 525
20 Andre Ayew* Andre Ayew* West Ham 0.60 111600 $111,600 $25.4M 49 504
* Ayew injured Aug. 19 to Sep. 26
** Yannick Bolasie injured since Dec. 04
*** Ryan Mason 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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