The new Sky Sports Power Rankings have been published today.
The Power Rankings methodology reflects a player’s performance over the last five Premier League rounds of matches 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 this weekend’s latest round of matches the rankings have now been updated, though the eight clubs that played see their players having a big advantage, as it is Premier League rounds of games – so if you don’t play then you only have the four previous rounds that score.
So this is what has helped the likes of Tosun (2nd) and Stanislas (3rd) move so far up after their performances this weekend.
Newcastle’s last four PL games that qualify (working backwards):
Newcastle 3 Southampton 0
Liverpool 2 Newcastle 0
Bournemouth 2 Newcastle 2
Newcastle 1 Man Utd 0
The latest Power Rankings as published by Sky Sports:
As you can see, Kenedy features at number 19 (which was his position last week as well) in these latest Sky Sports Power Rankings, his goals against Southampton and performances in general keeping him so high.
Matt Ritchie also stays in this Sky Sports Power Rankings top 50 but drops from number 29 to 35. The winger having scored the winner against Man Utd and an excellent finish against Southampton, plus his assist at Bournemouth for Dwight Gayle’s opening goal in the 2-2 draw.
At number 33 last week was Jamaal Lascelles but he drops out of the top 50 now, with only his last four performances counting.