Newcastle United Squad – Independent Player Ratings So Far
Five Premier League matches into the season and just about enough matches played to get a small snapshot of how the Newcastle United squad have performed so far.
Twenty players used so far, from those who have played every match, to those who have made brief appearances from the bench.
However, the industry leaders in providing statistical analysis to the football industry is whoscored.com, who are fed data generated automatically from every incident on the pitch, every match in the Premier League.
Using their ratings for every player in every match, this is how the Newcastle United squad have fared so far, with their average ratings out of ten.
6.41 De Jong
6.17 Sammy Ameobi
6.00 Steven Taylor
Not surprisingly, Papiss Cisse is top with two goals in his twenty or so minutes of action so far.
Then interestingly two left-backs feature next, followed by the impressive Rolando Aarons who made such a mark pre-season and especially the Palce match at home.
A bit of a blip possibly to see Cabella up next but possibly he is the exception that proves the rule, as both Janmaat and Tiote feature next.
It is worrying though to see both Coloccini and Krul struggling, much as they did for most of last season by their standards.
These are two players who we desperately need to be on form and to lead and organise the players around them, especially those who arrived in the summer.
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