The Hearts squad taking a water break during the 4-1 win over Dundee United in August. Picture: SNS

The 10 best Hearts players so far this season - based on average match ratings

Hearts are stuck in a bit of a rut at the moment.

Robbie Neilson’s side have lost all three of their European fixtures thus far without scoring a single goal, while they meekly exited the Premier Sports Cup at the first hurdle to Kilmarnock.

That said, it hasn’t all been bad so far this campaign. The club have won all three of their league games at Tynecastle, scoring nine goals in the process, and still sit in joint-third in the cinch Premiership despite playing nowhere near their best football.

With ten games of the season played so far and no match taking place this weekend due to the decision to postpone games in the wake of Queen Elizabeth’s death, let’s take the time to reflect on what we’ve seen so far.

Using an average of the ratings given to each player in the Evening News, we’ve worked out the top 10 best players to perform in maroon this term...

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