After the excellent comeback win against Tottenham, it is no surprise that one Newcastle player has made the official Premier League team of the week.
United had a feeble first half when the likes of Chancel Mbemba and Rob Elliot helped Newcastle keep the score down to only one, which was an achievement in itself such was the home side’s dominance.
Daryl Janmaat also put in his best defensive shift for some time and no defender in the Premier League made more tackles than the Dutch right-back.
At the other end of the pitch it was substitutes Ayoze Perez and Aleksandar Mitrovic who came on and turned the game, scoring a goal each and causing the Tottenham defence all kinds of problems.
The Newcastle player though who makes the Premier League team of the week is….Rob Elliot, for keeping United in the game with some great first half saves. Look at who makes the full team below.
EA Sports Player Performer Index (PPI) is the official Premier League system using a comprehensive range of statistics to provide objective analysis as to which players are playing the best and why.
The EA Sports performance index uses six different criteria:
Winning – points are awarded for time on the pitch in a team that wins.
Player performance – points go to those who have a positive influence on a winning performance (shots on target, tackles, clearances, saves etc) while points are taken off for negatives such as shots off target or red/yellow cards.
Time on pitch – the longer a player is on the pitch the more points awarded.
Goals scored – self-explanatory.
Assists – credit for whoever on the scoring team last touches the ball on the before the scorer.
Clean sheet– the whole team is given credit for this but points are allocated by position in the team, so goalkeeper gets biggest share, then defenders and so on.
As a comparison you may want to view the player ratings from the weekend by Newcastle fans using our interactive player ratings system, click HERE to view them.
The top eleven Premier League players in their position from this weekend’s ratings, with number of points for each player preceding their name.
Premier League Team Of The Week
21 Rob Elliot (Newcastle)
25 Allan Nyom (Watford)
24 James Collins (West Ham)
29 Jonas Olsson (West Brom)
29 Craig Dawson (West Brom)
56 Riyad Mahrez (Leicester)
35 Marouane Fellaini (Man Utd)
42 Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace)
37 Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth)
36 Wilfried Bony (Man City)
62 Odion Ighalo (Watford)