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Premier League official site gives compelling argument for Newcastle making Kenedy move permanent

4 years ago

Kenedy has been an inspired signing by Rafa Benitez.

In six games since arriving on loan, Newcastle have only lost one game with the Brazilian in the team.

Only turning 22 last month, the left-sided Chelsea player is surely somebody NUFC have to make every effort to buy in the summer.

The Premier League’s official website has given some compelling information/stats to back this up.

Amongst those is the fact that in his half dozen games, Kenedy has already got one assist and two goals.

Tipping him as a potential vital player to have when it comes to Fantasy Football stats.

As well as the goals and assists, they point out that Kenedy has had:

Fourteen shots and seven shots from inside the box – more than any Newcastle player over the last six matches.

Created six chances which no other NUFC player can better.

Plus Rafa has instantly given the loan player responsibility, the left footed player taking 12 of Newcastle’s 19 corners since arriving.

The great thing about Kenedy that the basic stats don’t tell you, is that he has also at last given Newcastle somebody who will run at the opposition and create some doubt, something which the team didn’t have before he arrived, looking far too predictable most of the time.

Premier League Official Site:

Ones to watch: Kenedy

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Kenedy (NEW) £4.7m

The Brazilian has wasted little time in showing his potential in Fantasy.

On loan at Newcastle United from Chelsea, Kenedy got an assist on debut in Gameweek 25 against Burnley to hint at what was to come.

But it was two goals and 16 points in a Gameweek 30 win over Southampton that announced him to FPL managers.

Topping the ranks

Kenedy has caught the eye over his six starts in a role on the left wing.

His 14 shots and seven shots from inside the box are more than any Newcastle player over the last six matches.

In addition, no team-mate can better his six chances created.

FPL cornerstone

Set-pieces have been a feature of his play. Kenedy has taken 12 of the Magpies’ 19 corners since arriving at the club.

That adds to his appeal given that Newcastle have scored eight goals direct from corners, a Premier League high. 

Double Gameweek to come?

Huddersfield Town are Kenedy’s next opponents at St James’ Park on Saturday.

The Terriers arrive having conceded 30 goals in away matches, more than only three other teams.

Following that, he could also benefit from a Double Gameweek later in the season, with a meeting at Tottenham Hotspur yet to be rescheduled.

With a price tag of just £4.7m, the Brazilian offers FPL managers the chance to free up funds while acquiring a player capable of big scores.

That could make Kenedy a vital figure in Fantasy over the final Gameweeks.


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