How Each Of Newcastle’s New Signings Played Last Season – Independent Ratings and Analysis
When players arrive at your club, especially from abroad, it is very difficult to judge just how good, or not, the new signings are.
You can get clips off YouTube of course but that generally only shows their highlights, not how they had performed throughout the season.
Using the excellent whoscored.com (the state of the art leaders in providing statistical analysis to the football industry) we have looked into how each of our new signings performed over the course of last season.
The whoscored system analyses every single league match in every major European league, plus every player’s contribution within that game. Using data that is automatically collated throughout the 90 minutes, not a person watching and giving their own biased marks out of ten.
With Ayoze Perez playing in the Spanish second tier there isn’t info available on him but this is how the other five signings fared for their club sides throughout 2013/14, the season’s average mark out of ten before their name, then the position they finished in their club’s list of squad ratings, compared to the other players.
7.22 Daryl Janmaat (6th – Feyenoord)
6.91 Siem De Jong (15th – Ajax)
6.65 Emmanuel Riviere (20th – Monaco)
6.70 Jack Colback (12th – Sunderland)
7.35 Remy Cabella (1st – Montpellier)
In comparison, the three players that Newcastle no longer have from last season, were United’s top three rated players in 2013/14;
7.46 Yohan Cabaye (1st)
7.42 Mathieu Debuchy (2nd)
7.14 Loic Remy (3rd)
Looking at the new signings, their performances last season suggest that Remy Cabella and Daryl Janmaat are the two whose stars are definitely in the ascendancy, while with Siem De Jong maybe injury problems affected his displays when he did play and his ratings also possibly suggest it is time for him to move on from Ajax.
Colback’s ratings and position in the Sunderland squad point to him being a squad player at best, while it is a big ask for Emmanuel Riviere to go from being a striker with a poor to average goals return in the considerably weaker French Ligue 1, to suddenly be leading the line in the Premier League.
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