The latest Sky Sports Power Rankings have been published.

The Power Rankings methodology reflects a player’s performance over the last five matchdays by awarding points to players for 32 different stats.

A heavier weighting is given to the most recent match in descending order to the fifth last one, with the intention of showing who is most in form.

After Newcastle’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace the rankings have now been updated, with two players making the top 30.

Last week Isaac Hayden was the only NUFC representative at 28th after scoring the first goal against Southampton to help boost his points, the midfielder drops only one place to 29th after an average display on Saturday.

However, coming in two places above him is match winner Mikel Merino, featuring at 27th after coming off the bench for the final 35 minutes and scoring the crucial goal.

The latest Power Rankings as published by Sky Sports:

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Newcastle now face Burnley in seven days time as the Newcastle team look to build on a very satisfying start to the season.