Heroes and Villains
Skysports.com's ratings review casts an eagle eye over the player ratings from this weekend.
Last Updated: 03/04/12 5:14pm
Skysports.com's ratings review feature, in its format of Heroes and Villains, takes a look at the stars and the flops from the latest set of fixtures in the Premier League.
The player ratings awarded by readers and journalists after every match of the season are used to assess the performances of the individuals on show.
It is possible to give your rating on all the players in the Premier League via the player rating tab of each fixture and we will continue to round up the best and the worst in the top flight.
Bolton's goalkeeper made an appearance earlier in the season among our villains, but he has helped in his club's recent revival. Bogdan on Saturday made several important saves to help Owen Coyle's team to three points at Wolves and reporter Soriebah Kajue was suitably impressed to award a nine, which exactly matched the readers' average.
The Spaniard looks a lot more confident under the management of interim Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo. And Torres on Saturday was rewarded with his first Premier League goal in six months when scoring Chelsea's fourth in the 4-2 win over Aston Villa. Our man, Lewis Rutledge, decided to rate the performance as an eight and readers averaged 9.2.
Newcastle's midfielder just edges out team-mate Papiss Cisse, despite the striker scoring the goals in Sunday's win over Liverpool. Tiote 'bossed midfield', according to skysports.com news editor Peter O'Rourke and duly earned a rating of nine. Readers averaged 8.4.
Arsenal's centre-back endured an afternoon to forget in the defeat by Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road and was at fault for both goals. Vermaelen was caught out of position and it is safe to say the Belgian did not impress reporter James Riach, who rated the display as a three. Readers averaged 2.8.
Nigel De Jong
There was plenty of blame to go around at the Etihad Stadium as Manchester City squandered more ground in the Premier League title race. De Jong's defensive midfield awareness left a little to be desired and journalist Rachel Griffiths subsequently dished out a rating of four, while readers averaged 3.8.
Stoke suffered a miserable 2-0 defeat away to relegation-threatened Wigan as Roberto Martinez's side recorded back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time this season. No-one in the Stoke team covered themselves in glory and Wilkinson has taken the brunt of the criticism. William Esler gave the defender a rating of five and readers averaged 2.6.