What were your Newcastle v Everton player ratings?
Interesting to get an outside perspective and the industry leader for an independent viewpoint is the whoscored rating system (used by numerous sections of the football industry; including media, bookmakers and clubs themselves).
Over 200 raw statistics are used to calculate the player ratings and are weighted according to influence in the game – taking into account the area of the pitch and its outcome for each important event.
Only Cheick Tiote avoided a clean sweep and he did his very best to make up for the inadequacies of those around him, particularly the totally ineffective Vurnon Anita.
Interesting to see Hatem Ben Arfa ended up the third highest rated NUFC player despite only having a short time on the pitch, further fuel for those who believe it was a shocker of a decision to leave him on the bench at the start.
(Sub Naismith 6.4)
6.2 De Jong
(Subs 6.8 Ben Arfa, 5.9 Marveaux 6.0 Shola)
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