Ok, let me explain.
We discussed Gazzetta ratings many times in the past. Some people don't consider them consistent, they find sources to be biased etc.
However, fact is that Gazzetta is the main sporting newspaper in Italy, they're rated very highly, their website is the most visited Italian website in the world. Basically, what they say MATTERS.
The table will show how players are performing, how consistent they are. It will also show who's playing and who's not. Gazzetta also decide on a 'best player' and 'worst player', I've used colour coding to highlight that (blue=best player, red=worst player).
About the actual ratings: you have to understand the Italian system, which is based on the rating system they use at school:
- 6 is the satisfactory rating, the most common. If a player plays ok, he gets a 6.
- 7 is for a very good, influencial performance, usually when a player does something decisive (assist, goal, save).
- 8 for a man of the match, very influencial and positive performance. You don't get an 8 every week.
- 9 and 10 are basically never used.
- 5 for a below average performance.
- 4 for a disaster, often when a player is sent off, owngoal or penalty given.
- 3, 2, 1 and 0 are never used (well, almost ).