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💯 Sorare New Scoring System Explained

Global fantasy football website Sorare  has announced that the new scoring system will be applied to all SO5 tournaments starting from gameweek 94 onwards  (August 28 - September 1). The changes are made to make the scoring more balanced for players of all positions aiming to increase demand for previously overlooked players. I will be taking a look at some of the new scoring aspects while providing a simplified scoring chart alongside the original that might seem overwhelming to some. 

 

According to Sorare officials, the main changes to the scoring system mean the following:

  • Almost all players now will be getting a game week score ranging from 0 to 100
  • Defensive midfielders will be evaluated more fairly so the best of them would compete with the best attacking midfielders in the game
  • The number of stats used to assess players’ performance is increased from 18 to 65
  • The average score for each position is now equal to 40 points
  • Defenders from now on will get a cleansheet if they play at least 60 minutes and their team doesn’t concede during this period of time

Player Overall Score on Sorare is the sum of Starting Score, Game Score and Accuracy Bonus

Now let's get to the corresponding charts (all courtesy of @mashulkin)

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Starting score

If a person appears on the pitch during the game, he will get a Starting Score. To my mind, that decision could increase the demand for players who don’t have a secured spot in the starting squad. Even if the player comes on from the bench, he has a good chance of earning at least 25-30 points which could turn out to be value for money.

Position Simplified Original
Goalkeeper 35.0 34.869
Defender 35.5 35.414
Midfielder 26.5 26.638
Forward 30.0 30.006

 

Game score

Game Score is calculated with the help of 65 different stats provided by Opta. Talking about complexity! I can already see stat geeks' mouth water.

Goalkeeper scoring

Name Simplified Original
Each minute played 0.02 0.024
Yellow card -5 -4.81
Red card -12 -12.024
Error lead to goal -14.5 -14.429
Error lead to shot -5 -4.81
Each goal conceded -9.5 -9.619
Clean sheet 12 12.024
Goal assist 17 16.833
Goal 19 19.238
Penalty kick missed -14.5 -14.429
Penalty conceded -12 -12.024
Own goal -12 -12.024
Save 2 1.924
Penalty save 19 19.238
Shot inside the box saved 1 1.202
Good high claim 1 1.202
Punch 1 1.202
Dive save 2.5 2.405
Dive catch 3.5 3.607
Cross not claimed -5 -4.81
Good smother 5 4.81
Accurate keeper sweeper move 5 4.81
Accurate goal kick  0.2 0.24

 

Outfield players

Name Def Mid For   Def Mid For
Each minute played 0.02 0.02 0.02   0,019 0,021 0,024
Foul made -1 -1 -1   -0,954 -1,044 -1,218
Foul against 1 1 1   0,954 1,044 1,218
Yellow card -4 -4 -5   -3,815 -4,176 -4,870
Red card -9.5 -10.5 -12   -9,538 -10,441 -12,176
Error lead to goal -11.5 -12.5 -14.5   -11,446 -12,529 -14,611
Error lead to shot -4 -4 -5   -3,815 -4,176 -4,870
Save 2 2 2.5   1,908 2,088 2,435
Penalty save 15 16.5 19.5   15,261 16,705 19,481
Goal conceded -4 -2 0   -3,815 -2,088 0,000
Clean sheet 6 4 0   5,723 4,176 0,000
Blocked shot  1 1 1   0,954 1,044 1,218
Blocked cross 1 1 1   0,954 1,044 1,218
Last man tackle 6 6 7   5,723 6,265 7,305
Interception won 2 2 0.5   1,908 2,088 0,487
Clearance off the line 9.5 10.5 12   9,538 10,441 12,176
Effective clearance 0.5 0.5 0.5   0,382 0,418 0,487
Tackle won 1.5 1 0.5   1,335 1,044 0,487
Tackle lost -1.5 0 0   -1,335 0,000 0,000
Ball touch 0 0.05 0   0,000 0,042 0,000
Possession won 1.5 1 1   1,526 1,044 0,731
Possession lost -1 -1 -1   -0,954 -1,044 -0,731
Duel won 1 1 1   0,954 0,835 0,731
Duel lost -2 -1 -1   -1,908 -0,835 -0,731
Assist (adjusted) 13 14.5 17   13,353 14,617 17,046
Attempted assist (adjusted) 2 2 2.5   1,908 2,088 2,435
Accurate pass 0 0.1 0.1   0,000 0,104 0,122

Accurate pass in the

forward zone (adjusted)

0.1 0.05 0.05   0,095 0,052 0,061

Successful pass

in the final third

0.5 0.1 0.1   0,382 0,104 0,122
Accurate through ball 2 2 2.5   1,908 1,984 2,313
Missed pass -0.2 -0.2 -0.1   -0,191 -0,209 -0,122
Accurate long ball 0.5 0.5 0.5   0,477 0,522 0,609
Accurate cross 4 2 2.5   3,815 2,088 2,435
Penalty won 7.5 8.5 9.5   7,630 8,353 9,741
Goal (adjusted) 15 16.5 19.5   15,261 16,705 19,481
Shot on target (adjusted) 2 2 2.5   1,908 2,088 2,435
Shot in the post 2 2 2.5   1,908 2,088 2,435
Shot that was blocked  1 1 1   0,954 1,044 1,218
Successful dribble 1 1 1   0,954 1,044 1,218
Unsuccessful dribble 0 0 -1   0,000 0,000 -1,218
Big chance missed -5.5 -6 -7.5   -5,723 -6,265 -7,305
Penalty kick missed -11.5 -12.5 -14.5   -11,446 -12,529 -14,611
Double double 2 2 2.5   1,908 2,088 2,435
Triple double 4 4 5   3,815 4,176 4,870
Triple triple 7.5 8.5 9.5   7,630 8,353 9,741
Possession bonus 5.5 0 7   5,723 0,000 7,305
Penalty conceded -9.5 -10.5 -12   -9,538 -10,441 -12,176
Own goal -9.5 -10.5 -12   -9,538 -10,441 -12,176
  • Double-Double: 2 in any two categories  of interceptions, won tackles and net duels and no triple-double
  • Triple-Double: At least 2 interceptions, won tackles and net duels and no triple-triple
  • Triple-Triple: At least 3 interceptions, won tackles and net duels

 

Accuracy bonus

Accuracy bonus provides bonus points to players who are good at passing, crossing and shooting. Pass accuracy bonus influences all the passing stats, shot accuracy has an impact on all the shot stats etc.

Malus / bonus Pass accuracy Cross accuracy Shot accuracy Shot efficiency
-20% 50% 17% 25% 17%
-10% 68% 33% 43% 25%
0% 75% 40% 50% 33%
10% 81% 50% 75% 50%
20% >81% >50% >75% >50%

The amount of statistical features used by Sorare is much bigger than in conventional fantasy football games

The new scoring measures and evaluates pretty much every single action a player performs on the pitch That’s why it is a difficult task to estimate how the changes in the system will influence the gameplay in the long run. 

Nevertheless, Sorare user BuzzingPaul in the Discord channel made an attempt to compare both scoring systems not waiting for the new one to be implemented. He analyzed Gameweek 29 of the English Premier League. It is necessary to mention that the manager doesn't have the access to all necessary stats so these calculations are not 100% exact. Anyway, some trends can be observed.

* The charts below are used with BuzzingPaul's permission

Ross Barkley managed to overcome the 100 points threshold while he had decent 18.7 points according to the old system. We can't say that this result was extraordinary, but with the new way to calculate points, such a performance could bring his owners a haul of fantasy points.

Also, pay attention to the fact that Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Yves Bisouma made it to the list despite their low figures in the current (old) scoring system.

And one more interesting table from BuzzingPaul. He calculated some of the midfielders' average scores during Gameweeks 9-29.

Conclusion 

Of course, there is a lack of information to understand how the new scoring will influence the SO5 tournaments and the players' prices on the market. But it seems that the changes will make the game more balanced, and best players of all positions will be fairly valued both in SO5 and in terms of their market value.

The main beneficiaries of the new system are probably the defensive midfielders

In the previous scoring system, attacking midfielders and forwards scored the most fantasy points. As provisional calculations show, the increase in the amount of covered stats put them on even ground with those who spend less time upfront.

It would be interesting to take a look at how defensive-minded players venturing forward and box-to-box midfielders will fare with the new scoring. All-around midfielders like, for example, Tomas Soucek (West Ham) and Blaise Matuidi (Inter Miami, taking into account the level of MLS clubs defense) could be very valuable elements for the future success in Sorare.

Do not forget about the full-backs. Now there are 15 stand-alone stats that evaluate only defenders' performance. Adding to that is that many full-backs often find themselves in the final third crossing the ball into the penalty box and shooting at times. Players like Alex Sandro (Juventus) or Ayrton (Spartak Moscow) should be in great demand on Sorare market.

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Sports fan and fantasy sports fanatic. Loves statistics and tries to find the right way of applying it in fantasy sports. Winner of Fanteam Premier League Experience Tournament in 2018.

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