Solely selected on "stats" and not "form".
Well, yes I did read this, but it did say they analysed every movement of every player in every game. Presumably, this means the forward passes, intercept passes etc as well. The guy is really talented but would be so much better IMO if he just took less risks.
I think that this has been discussed before: how the stats are simple counts of a limited set of activities and how those counts don't reflect many of the characteristics that we would consider contribute to "form". Plus you have to be playing to build up stats whereas good form is obvious after a few games.