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

Winger can build on his first Newcastle United goals to become an end-of-season bargain, says The Scout

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.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    To sign Kenedy there`s a few obstacles, He may want a better club.
    i think that Fatso would have to break the transfer record & that`s not going to happen.

    • Jezza

      If Kenedy was going to cost a mere 100 grand, Fatso still wouldn’t dip into the profits to fund the transfer. There won’t be another penny spent on transfers while Fatso remains at the club, he has said so himself.

      • MichaelMaximusMoose


      • Leazes.

        He is a liar though to be fair.

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          The irony, you ‘two’ complaining about liars, you make more nonsense up than the whole of Fleet st.

        • MichaelMaximusMoose


      • Jate Legend

        We shelled out a load of non reimbursable loan fees in Jan. Bought merino. Not saying were competing st the top end but money has been spent.

        • Jezza

          The club paid NOTHING to bring in Slimani. He is a player with a long term injury on a purely pay per play deal. Rafa wanted to buy Nicolai Jorgensen but Ashley wouldn’t allow it, Rafa then lowered his sights to a loan deal for Daniel Sturridge but Ashley wouldn’t even dip into the profits to fund that. Ashley will not use club profits to fund team strengthening when that money could be going into his own pocket.

          • Jate Legend

            What about the new keeper? Spent a couple of million bar there on loan fees. Merino cost several million. Obviously not where we want to be but can’t say we’ve spent absolutely nothing.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            As you may have noted, Jezza likes to make this up, he’s a liar.

          • Jezza

            The loan fee for Dbriavka wouldn’t have even been 200 grand never mind £2 million. Ashley refused to sanction the £1.5 million loan fee for Daniel Stuirridge and he wouldn’t even allow the 200 grand loan fee for Matt Targett last August. Since Rafa has been here the club has made around £30 MILLION profit in transfer fees. You are therefore correct. The club haven’t spent absolutely nothing, they have spent considerable less than absolutely nothing.

          • Jate Legend

            Ok, so now what you’re saying is even if we spend 30 million this summer, we’ve still spent nothing? Just trying to get my head around it.

          • Jezza

            That’s exactly what I’m saying though it’s a moot point anyway. The club is far more likely to make another £30 million profit this summer than spend anythhing. Lascelles and Mitrovic sold and nothing but loans and free transfers coming in. That’s what you can expect.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Again, you don’t know this to be true at all. Think about it, you think a club will send their keeper to us for £200k in the middle of the season? Yes, it’s in a league that is not awash with money but you don’t think things through.

            “Ashley refused to sanction the £1.5 million loan fee for Daniel Stuirridge and he wouldn’t even allow the 200 grand loan fee for Matt Targett last August.” The Sturridge thing is not true and although I’m not familiar with the figures in the Matt Targett loan I understood it that Southampton and latterly Targett himself only wanted a 6 month deal whereas we wanted a commitment for the season for obvious reasons.

            It’s getting to the point that everything you post is simply not true, even worse, you know it’s not true which makes you an utter liar.

            Anyone who points out your fanciful claims as lies gets blocked by you and you do so as if it reflects well on you. It’s beyond a joke, your credibility can’t even be charted.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Jezza, you talk utter rubbish, these are lies. Slimani is not on a free loan, why would Leicester do that, why would the player do that? You are either incredibly stupid or a compulsive Aldridge Prior.

          • Wor Lass

            Do you KNOW what deal he was signed on, Bobby? This was a point I made the other day – noone seems to know. I would be amazed, though, if the barrow boy sanctioned the signing of a player who was injured without putting in some sort of proviso that payment would depend on fitness/matchplay. I also think Rafa WANTED him to go with Algeria and to get some game time to prove his fitness.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I think you are potentially right on both counts.

            I don’t know the details of the deal but Jezza is passing a very far fetched theory as fact, he knows it’s not fact and therefore yet again, he’s a fat liar.

            Whilst I suspect you are correct in there being an injury clause, there is enough money in the deal for Leicester to get an independent medical to assess his fitness if we were not playing him to save money. The thought that Leicester would send him here at there expense to he used in case of need is very unlikely.

            I was excited by his arrival, I think he could be a success and there is equally little chance of us sending a striker on loan to bring in a player that we have no intention to play especially as our position in January was iffy.

          • Wor Lass

            Yeah, I agree with that.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Don’t tell anyone that, you’ll be ostracised.

      • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

        Ok, if you believe that, I bet you £100 that we do spend money on transfers in the summer.

        Come on Jezza, put up or shut up.

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      A rare bit of clarity, the decision will be Kennedy and chelsea’s

  • Mag_Ladd

    Hopefully we can afford him providing he is available come summer, the lads been brilliant since he joined. It’s a shame we couldn’t pull off the loan when we tried at the start of the season, him and Dubravka were what were exactly what we were lacking.

    • Jezza

      I can see Kenedy ending up at a much more ambitious club like Watford, Bournemouth or Burnley.

      • MichaelMaximusMoose


      • Mag_Ladd

        Hahaha, I wouldn’t surprised mate. Can’t see Amanda and Fat Mike having anymore curries together, so here’s hoping Chelsea will do us a deal if Mike stocks some extra kits next season for them.

      • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

        Really Jezza? I bet you £100 that those clubs do not buy him.

  • Mike

    we did sign Atsu for 6.5m after his loan expired…funny how he has been poor since then hmmm

  • Mark

    He has been excellent and He was brought in on loan in jan where we didn’t spend a penny because Ashley was selling the club, so logically he should come out of a retrospective January 2018 budget, as he didn’t sell the club and Rafa still has a good budget in the summer. Wishful think me thinks

  • ghostrider

    If the club feel Kenedy can be bought for a sensible fee and wages and they believe he will do a job for us once on a permanent contract, then I’m sure the club will buy.

    There’s absolutely nothing to suggest the club wouldn’t.
    As has been said, the club have made other loan signings permanent, so there’s really no argument on that score.

    I have a feeling Chelsea will either keep him or price him out.
    Time will tell on any and all of it.

  • Leazes.

    It looks like Chelsea might want Lascelles in any deal…. I’d sooner keep him.

    • Jezza

      Yes and Ashley would sooner let Kenedy and Lascelles both go and pocket a huge pile of cash.

      • Leazes.

        He doesn’t pocket anything….he uses it to pay for the next relegation fiasco.

        Ashley doesn’t have a mechanism to take Sky money directly for his own use but he does take free advertising …..and every few years the boards of his companies which benefit from this arrangement grant him a bonus…..

        …. Oh!…… just a thought…… he does have a mechanism…that was it… and it appears to meander through a convoluted arrangement to avoid taxation.

        How convenient!