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.
Last week an incredible seven NUFC stars featured in the top 50 Sky Sports Power Rankings and the updated list published on Wednesday morning, still features six Newcastle players.
Whilst Everton was a disappointing match both in terms of entertainment and the result, these latest power rankings remind us of the excellent previous form as Rafa’s team won four games in a row.
Ayoze Perez was in second place last week but now finds himself in fifth, having scored in three matches in a row before defeat at Goodison Park.
‘Newcastle’s Ayoze Perez (No 5, down three places) moved down the chart after his side suffered a 1-0 defeat at Everton, while Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen (No 6, down two places) also slipped after a 1-1 stalemate at Brighton.’
As well as Perez in fifth, Newcastle still have four other players in these latest Sky Sports Power Rankings, below are their new positions and in brackets where they were last week.
Jonjo Shelvey now 38th (last week) 15th and Matt Ritchie 47th (26th), Florian Lejeune 41st (32nd) and Kenedy 50th (35th) – Last week Yedlin was 46th and Mohamed Diame 48th but now they have dropped out of the top 50.
The latest Power Rankings as published by Sky Sports:
Here’s hoping Newcastle get back on the winning trail against West Brom on Saturday.