The Newcastle player who makes the official Premier League team of the week is…Daryl Janmaat.

Whilst Jonjo Shelvey and Gini Wijnaldum have taken most of the headlines after the 2-1 win over West Ham, no surprise really to see the Dutch defender get such a high rating.

Doing his bit effectively at the back, Daryl Janmaat as always was a huge part of Newcastle’s attacking plan.

In fact I would say that the former Feyenoord player deserves to be in this Premier League team of the week even if judged only on his contribution to that second goal.

Jonjo Shelvey’s superb 67 yard diagonal pass was a sight to behold but Daryl Janmaat turned it from a real quality ball into a very top quality goal, by taking an incredible first touch that saw him go past Aaron Cresswell and then give him the opportunity to square it for Gini Wijnaldum who had timed his own run to perfection.

A real pleasure to see Newcastle getting involved in the entertainment business! As well as getting the three points of course…

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

17 David de Gea (Man Utd)

28 Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle)

37 Ashley Williams (Swansea)

29 John Terry (Chelsea)

45 Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth)

54 James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

42 Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea)

40 Kevin Mirallas (Everton)

57 Christian Eriksen (Spurs)

51 Sergio Aguero (Man City)

48 Harry Kane (Spurs)