3 Hearts stars amongst Premiership's 20 most impactful players as trio ranked vs Rangers + Celtic aces

The Hearts group have had a strong season and are ranked against Rangers plus Celtic stars.

Hearts have had a strong season in the Premiership and three of their stars have been recognised as top performers.

Steven Naismith’s men have stormed to third, making the difficult task look easy. Now they have one more game to go this term against Rangers before attentions turn to summer recruitment, and the 24/25 campaign which will include Europa League or Europa Conference League football into the winter.

There’s no prizes for guessing one of the three Hearts stars ranked in research done by the CIES Football Observatory when it comes to the top 20 impactful players in the Premiership.

Their metric takes six key areas into account; ground defence, distribution, take on (successful dribbles), chance creation, finishing and aerial play. Combine that with domestic league minutes played and results, then you get an index of who goes where.

Here is where the three Hearts stars rank in comparison to those at Rangers, Celtic and Kilmarnock.

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