Scottish Premiership: Which player ranks best at your club halfway through the season? | Football News

With clubs across the Scottish Premiership using the winter break to prepare for the second half of the season, who has performed better for your team?

Rangers lead the standings and also the individual standings, with one of Celtic’s key midfielders right behind.

Hearts, Motherwell, Hibs, and Aberdeen round out the top half of the table and have some standout performers, as well as those in the bottom six.

Using their own unique scoring system, WhoScored.com selects the highest rated player from each Scottish top flight team.

Ranger

James Tavernier – 7.79 vote

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Tavernier appears among the objectives for the month of October

The Scottish Premiership player of the 2020/21 season leads the way for Rangers and the division, once again with a WhoScored.com score of 7.79.

The right-back is in second place for key passes (61) in 2021/22 and has recorded at least four assists (10) more than any other player. Joe Aribo (score 7.39) e Alfredo Morelos placeholder image (vote 7.28) closely follow their captain.

Celtic

David Turnbull – 7.75 vote

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Celtic’s David Turnbull scores a great individual goal against Dundee United

The midfielder will also have only five assists this season, but not for lack of attempts. In fact, the Celtic star has made more key passes (73) than any other Scottish Premiership player this season and is one of only four players to earn a perfect WhoScored.com 10 score in a league match this season. Right back Anthony Ralston (rating 7.64) was the second with the summer signing Who (score 7.48) third.

hearts

John Souttar – 7.24 votes

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John Souttar was impressed for Hearts after returning from a long-term injury

Hearts performed admirably to tackle the winter break in third place following their return to the Scottish Premiership with John Souttar’s key on the back, returning a WhoScored.com score of 7.24 in the process.

The central defender was ready to put his body on the line for the good of the team, blocking 26 shots, the second most in the standings, to crown a superb return to the top flight. Comrades defenders Craig Halkett (score 7.13) e Stephen Kingsley (vote 7.12) have also impressed.

Motherwell

Tony Watt – Rating 7.14

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Tony Watt scored a contender for goal of the season with a sublime curling stroke as Motherwell beat Dundee United

After scoring just three league goals last season, Tony Watt is heading into the winter break as the top scorer in the Scottish Premiership, scoring nine times in 19 games.

Of the 49 players who have managed 20 or more shots, only one player has a better conversion rate than Watts (25%) in Scotland’s top tier this term to help get a WhoScored.com score of 7.14. Sondre Solholm Johansen (score 7.01) e Ricki Lamie (vote 6.99) were second and third respectively for the Fir Park club.

Hibernian

Martin Boyle – Rating 7.09

Martin Boyle celebrates Hibernian's goal in victory over Livingston
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Boyle has scored seven goals this season in the Premiership

Only a handful of players have had a direct hand in more goals than Martin Boyle (10) this season with the Aussie just five away from equaling last season’s 12-goal tally.

The 28-year-old was a dribbling machine, completing more dribbles (50) than any other player to help return a WhoScored.com score of 7.09. Defender Ryan Porteous (vote 7.03) and midfielder Joe Newell (vote 6.95) were just behind the attacker.

Aberdeen

Lewis Ferguson – 7.13 vote

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Lewis Ferguson has made 25 appearances for Aberdeen this season in all competitions

Despite only turning 22 in August, Lewis Ferguson is a mainstay of Aberdeen in the middle of the park and justified his selection with a series of mature performances for the Dons.

The youngster has four goals and an assist to his name, returning a WhoScored.com score of 7.13 as he continues to go from strength to strength. The runner-up was Ryan Hedges (7.09) with another young man in Calvin Ramsay third (7.07 grade).

Dundee United

Ryan Edwards – 7.08 rating

DUNDEE, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 23: Ryan Edwards celebrates after scoring 1-0 Dundee Utd during the Premiership cinch match between Dundee United and Motherwell at Tannadice on October 23, 2021, in Dundee, Scotland.  (Photo by Mark Scates / SNS Group)
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Dundee United defender Ryan Edwards is a key player at Tannadice

Dundee United headed into the winter break with a five-game losing streak, but center-back Ryan Edwards was pivotal for the Tangerines in the first half of the season.

The 28-year-old won the seventh most aerial duel (72) and scored more passes (113) than any other player to contribute to a WhoScored.com score of 7.08. Charlie Mulgrew And Scott McMann rated next highest in Tannadice (7.03 rating).

Livingston

Jack Fitzwater – Rating 6.70

LIVINGSTON, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 05: .Jack Fitzwater in action for Livingston during a Premiership cinch match between Livingston and Heart of Midlothian at Tony Macaroni Arena, on December 05, 2021, in Livingston, Scotland.  (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)
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Fitzwater has participated in all of Livingston’s Premiership matches thus far this season

Jack Fitzwater has been successful with 85.3% of his 34 tackle attempts in the Scottish Premiership this season and with a WhoScored.com score of 6.70, he is Livingston’s highest-rated player in 2021/22.

A total of 76 passes is the 14th best in the division, contributing to a solid first half of the campaign. Defender Ayo Obiley (vote 6.67) and goalkeeper Max Stryjek (6.66) were not far behind.

San Mirren

Conor McCarthy – 7.07 vote

PAISLEY, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 16: Conor McCarthy celebrates the full-time victory during a Betfred Cup Final match between St Mirren and Rangers at SMISA Stadium, on December 16, 2020, in Paisley, Scotland.  (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)
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McCarthy beat teammates Jamie McGrath and Scott Tanser to first place at St Mirren

A total of 5.8 aerial duels won per game is the second highest in the Scottish Premiership this season and Conor McCarthy’s aerial dominance helped earn a WhoScored.com score of 7.07.

The center-back also boasts an impressive reading of the game with 1.6 interceptions per game – ninth best in the Scottish top flight, as McCarthy does everything he can to protect St Mirren’s goal. Irish friend Jamie McGrath (Evaluation 7.05) and left-back Scott Tanser (rating 7.03) were second and third respectively at St Mirren.

Ross County

Blair Spittal – Rating 6.93

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Spittal scored twice as Ross County drew with Hearts at high altitude

Despite their perilous position in the standings, Ross County is one of the highest scoring teams in the Scottish Premiership, with Blair Spittal crucial in the third final for the Staggies.

Spittal contributed directly to five of his 27 league goals, scoring four, while his only assist came from 38 key passes – only three players made more – and saw the 26-year-old score a WhoScored.com score of 6. , 93. Harry Clarke (vote 6.84) e Regan Charles Cooke they also impressed for the Dingwall club.

Dundee FC

Lee Ashcroft – Valuation 6.95

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Ashcroft was in goal when Dundee last faced Celtic

Having won the most aerial duels per game (6.1) so far this season, Lee Ashcroft is Dundee’s highest rated player so far this period, earning a WhoScored.com score of 6.95 in the process.

An average of 6.2 passes per game saw Ashcroft make a commendable impression for Dundee in the Scottish Premiership. Defender Ryan Sweeney (vote 6.76) and on Paul McMullan (6.75) also impressed James McPake’s team.

St. Johnstone

Shaun Rooney – Rating 6.84

Shaun Rooney put St Johnstone ahead in Dundee
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Rooney’s only goal this season came in the Scottish League Cup

Rounding out the 12 teams is versatile Shaun Rooney, who earned a WhoScored.com rating of 6.84, better than any other St Johnstone player this season.

Rooney worked hard for the Saints, averaging 2.3 tackles per game, the seventh highest in the league, to bolster a statistically calculated counter strength. Defender Liam Gordon (vote 6.83) and goalkeeper Zander Clark (6.68) were second and third respectively for the McDiarmid Park club.

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