The new Sky Sports Power Rankings have been published.
The Power Rankings methodology reflects a player’s performance over the last five Premier League matchdays 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.
After this latest round of matches which included Newcastle’s goalless draw at Southampton, the rankings have now been updated.
Newcastle’s last five PL games have been (working backwards):
Newcastle 0 Brighton 1
Man Utd 3 Newcastle 2
Newcastle 0 Leicester 2
Palace 0 Newcastle 0
The latest Power Rankings as published by Sky Sports:
As you can see, it is Jonjo Shelvey who is featuring at number 42 in these latest Sky Sports Power Rankings.
That is a fall from number 33 in the list last week but still a surprise he still keeps a place in this in form list, in light of how badly Newcastle are doing.
He has started all of these most recent five matches as Newcastle have only picked up the two points from a possible fifteen.
The latest game against Southampton saw Newcastle fail to have a single effort on target but Shelvey was the only one of the midfield and forward line to emerge with even minimal credit.
The defenders and Martin Dubravka in particular attracting all the plaudits for a third clean sheet, and point, of the season.