The Premier League’s best XI outside the big six named by a supercomputer

Data experts have analyzed which Premier League stars – not playing for a big six club – have been better than their counterparts, with Wolves, West Ham and Crystal Palace all well represented.

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A supercomputer tallied up the numbers and named the top eleven players not plying their trade in the so-called ‘big six’.

By excluding players who represent Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United – a team that is the best of the rest has been put together.

BetVictor’s number calculators, using data from FBRef, calculate a Z-score for each player based on their offensive and defensive contributions.

It’s then weighted by who produces the most production per 90 minutes to see which stars outperform their rivals.

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Kieran Trippier has impressed since returning to the Premier League with Newcastle United

This will be of particular interest to Man United, with West Ham skipper Declan Rice and Wolves star Ruben Neves both named in midfield.

Both men have been linked with potential moves to Old Trafford this summer after leading their respective sides at the dawn of European football.

But neither has reached Kieran Trippier’s early levels – with Newcastle United signing in January statistically top of the list for outfield players, albeit with a very small sample of just four Premier League games .

In those games, Trippier found the net twice, conceding just a pair of goals as the Magpies finally found some form.

It’s no surprise to see Wolves keeper Jose Sa in the sticks, with the former Olympiacos ace rightfully hailed as one of the signings of the summer.

Replacing Rui Patricio is no small feat for a Portuguese player, but he has offered a real upgrade to Bruno Lage’s side and is the highest rated player on the list.

West Ham’s Declan Rice is named as one of two midfielders

With ace of wolves Ruben Neves

Ahead of Sa, Southampton’s Mohammed Salisu and Brighton’s Adam Webster are at centre-back, while West Ham’s Arthur Masuaku is named at left-back, despite not being first choice at the London Stadium.

Rice and Neves then make up the engine room, with four other offensive-minded players named ahead of them.

Crystal Palace are well represented in the attacking areas, with Wilfried Zaha and Michael Olise ahead of their rivals in their respective positions.

The Premier League XI does not include the big six…

And with nine goals and two assists for Leeds United, it’s certainly no shock to see Raphinha on the right wing.

The only striker is from Leicester City, but surprisingly it’s not Jamie Vardy but rather Kelechi Iheanacho, who has bagged two goals and four assists in just 634 minutes of league action.

Premier League Best of the Rest XI (4-2-3-1): Sa (Wolves); Masuaku (West Ham), Webster (Brighton), Salisu (Southampton), Trippier (Newcastle); Neves (Wolves), Rice (West Ham); Zaha (Crystal Palace), Olise (Crystal Palace), Raphinha (Leeds); Iheanacho (City of Leicester)

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