After the win over Southampton, the Newcastle players are now in 13th place in the table, five points above the drop.
After 30 games, Newcastle United are on 32 points, with eight games left to play.
So which Newcastle players have been key so far.
Obviously we have the evidence of our own eyes to help guide us…but here are some helpful stats to think about.
The table below, courtesy of Chris Holt, shows the average number of points NUFC have gained when a player has been in the team this season, then the average points won when they have been missing.
After 30 matches gone, it gives a decent sample of games to go on.
As you can see, Jamaal Lascelles tops the list, followed by Matt Ritchie and then Ayoze Perez.
Whatever you make of these stats, I think the vast majority would agree that the Newcastle Captain staying fit is key to reaching safety as quickly as possible.