A great effort by the Newcastle players so far, bouncing back from two defeats (three if you count the cup), to then pick up nine points from nine with three Premier League wins.
Which individuals though have stood out from the rest?
Each match we ask you (the fans) for your player ratings and it is always interesting to see what the consensus is.
Here below is how the Newcastle players have performed over the course of the last four Premier League games – due to a technical problem we didn’t get player ratings for the Spurs game.
Not a great loss anyway as with Shelvey’s red card it is a difficult game to assess, plus the next four games have all been against teams that we hope Newcastle can compete with this season.
The average player rating given by fans over the course of the four games (Huddersfield, West Ham, Swansea and Stoke) is before the name, then the number of matches they have started in this four game spell then follows each name.
We have only included ratings for the games players have started, as again, substitute appearance marks often don’t give a viable rating, due to short length of time on the pitch.
7.7 Matt Ritchie (4)
7.5 Mikel Merino (4)
7.4 Ciaran Clark (4)
7.4 Jesus Gamez (1)
7.3 Jamaal Lascelles (4)
7.3 DeAndre Yedlin (1)
7.1 Chancel Mbemba (3)
6.9 Joselu (3)
6.6 Christian Atsu (3)
6.6 Rob Elliot (4)
6.3 Isaac Hayden (4)
5.9 Javier Manquillo (3)
5.9 Ayoze Perez(4)
5.6 Jacob Murphy (1)
3.1 Dwight Gayle (1)
No surprise to see a top trio of Matt Ritchie (7.7), Mikel Merino (7.5) and Ciaran Clark (7.4), undoubtedly for me the best three players so far this season.
Those that played against Huddersfield all suffer from having that rating included in these averages, and Jesus Gamez (7.4) is after only the one start (against Swansea), similar to DeAndre Yedlin (7.3) from only the one match (v Stoke).
Jamaal Lascelles (7.3) and Chancel Mbemba (7.1) are the next two highest rated performers who had had multiple games and clearly two Newcastle players who have put in good shifts this season.