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A magnificent seven Newcastle stars feature in new Sky Sports Power Rankings

4 years ago

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.

Newcastle’s recent form, including the contribution of certain individuals, has seen an incredible seven NUFC stars feature in the top 50 Sky Sports Power Rankings published on Tuesday lunchtime.

Ayoze Perez was in fourth place last week but has now risen to the heady heights of second behind only Wilfried Zaha.

Sky Sports:

‘Newcastle midfielder Ayoze Perez climbed two places into the No 2 spot after scoring in his third successive game during a 2-1 win over Arsenal at St James’ Park on Sunday.’

As well as Perez in second, you then have Shelvey 15th and Ritchie 26th, Florian Lejeune 32nd and Kenedy 35th, Yedlin 46th and Mohamed Diame 48th.

Stats that once again remind us what a team effort this has been, Newcastle reaching 41 points and safety, with still five games to go and the possibility of ending the season as high as eighth.

The latest Power Rankings as published by Sky Sports:

As you can see, only Liverpool have more players featured, eight compared to Newcastle’s seventh.


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