The Sky Sports Power Rankings are published after each round of Premier League matches.

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.

However, they also keep count during the whole course of the season, to then give end of campaign figures to show who has performed best over the whole 38 matches.

These are the top 50 for the 2017/178 season, according to the Sky Sports Power Rankings:

sky sports power rankingssky sports power rankingsAs you can see, Newcastle are one of six Premier League clubs not to have a player in this top 50.

Whereas the likes of Huddersfield Brighton, Palace, Stoke and West Ham, are represented.

Putting a positive spin on that, maybe it is further proof of what a team effort it as been at Newcastle United, rather than just relying on one or two stand out performers.

However, they have also produced a lost of the top player at each club over the course of this 2017/18 season in the Sky Sports Power Rankings:

sky sports power rankings

As you can see, Ayoze Perez is rated the top Newcastle star with 37,770 points, some four thousand points short of making the top 50.

His end of season form has pushed the former Tenerife player right up this list, though more importantly helping Newcastle to get to safety with a month of the season still to go.

Perez scored six goals in his last seven Premier League starts, including the two on the final day that helped beat Chelsea.



  • steveS100

    Probably why Rafa is manager and not some of the pundits on here who constantly would have you believe that Perez is rubbish and needs to be replaced at the earliest opportunity…

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      Rafa was going to replace him along with Gayle last August but the Fat guy shut up shop.
      look at the squad, Rafa had no option but to play him

      • steveS100

        Did he tell you that himself?

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          you just need common sense as he`s been begging for players for 18 months & saying he hasn`t got the quality.
          Or have you been in a Coma ?

          • steveS100

            That’s rather different from he was going to replace Perez last August. I’m sure he does need more quality but that doesn’t necessarily mean Perez is out, unless you’ve got that directly from Rafa of course…

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            Ass hole

          • steveS100

            Wow. I’m simply overpowered by the strength of your intellect. Have you ever thought of a career in politics…lol.

          • Damon Horner

            You’re right, I think most fans decided we need a new number ’10’ and I’m not quite sure Rafa ever said or implied that.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Just shows the weakness of the squad with Perez top man, he hit a purple patch in the last quarter of the season the rest of the time he was krap.
    let`s hope he carries his form into next season as the Fat Guy won`t be buying any quality strikers

    • FatParosite

      Don’t let Ashley see your words he’s very avuncular about his squad and cares deeply about it’s quality.

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    So surprise surprise Perez is our top player. Jonathan who writes articles on here says he is rubbish and he is a player the Mag have consistently given 3.4 for lots of games and put the boot in nearly all season. Without him we would have been relegated but that will fall on deaf ears on here. The fact that I have said he is our best player will also.

    • Ed White

      A good point. I think Perez is a very decent player who deserves way more credit that generally given and whom in a better side would look a better play, reminds me of JDT who looked pants when playing for us and then a worldy an AC Milan. I believe in most of the ranking systems he also received lots of points for closing down, blocking and tackles which is vital but unappreciated. Sure he still goes down to easily and needs to improve but he’s a very decent player and seems a nice guy whom is committed to the Toon!

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        Yes the problem with Perez and Gayle is they go down to easy especially away from home. A few sessions down the gym or in the ring would do them good. However the goals Perez scored were not only class but kept us up really important goals.

  • fistsofsteel2

    I was posting early in the season that Perez was one of our best players; but most on here have constantly criticised him – proving they don’t know what they are watching.