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Surprise Newcastle player features in latest Sky Sports Power rankings

3 years ago

The latest Sky Sports Power Rankings top 50 players has 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 2-2 draw at Southampton the rankings have now been updated, with one surprising Newcastle player making the top 50.

Before Sunday’s match, Jamaal Lascelles was 37th in the power rankings, with Mikel Merino 45th.

However, that pair have dropped out of the top 50 and instead we have Isaac Hayden as the only NUFC representative at 28th.

Obviously his good performance and valuable goal will have been a big help but surprising to see him in this list, as he was dropped for the previous (Liverpool) match, only getting the final 14 minutes off the bench.

The latest Power Rankings as published by Sky Sports:

Hopefully, Newcastle will be better represented after playing Crystal Palace on Saturday.


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