Newcastle United player named in UEFA Nations League team of the week
Fabian Schar has made the team of the week of the UEFA Nations League – League A
Switzerland won 2-1 away in Iceland and in total four of the Swiss team made this Whoscored top international side of the week.
The other three being goalkeeper Mvogo, right-back Lang and Arsenal midfielder Xhaka.
The entire front three are the trio who performed so well for England in the 3-2 victory over in Spain – Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford.
The whoscored rating system uses over 200 raw statistics to calculate the player ratings and are weighted according to influence in the game – taking into account the area of the pitch and its outcome for each important event.
The ratings are used by numerous sections of the football industry; including media, bookmakers and clubs themselves).
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) October 17, 2018
As you can see, the 7.79 Fabian Schar rating was higher than any other defender involved in League A of the UEFA Nations League this week.
The defender has only started one Premier League match since joining Newcastle, getting the wrong side of his man and giving away the penalty that saw Chelsea score the crucial opening goal on 76 minutes of the 2-1 defeat in August. Although action replays appeared to show he played the ball first when trying to retrieve the situation.
Schar was subbed three minutes after giving away the penalty and has only made the subs bench twice since that defeat to Chelsea. Although he did play in the League Cup defeat at Nottingham Forest in the midweek following that debut in the Premier League.
With Florian Lejeune long-term injured and Ciaran Clark being assessed after picking up an injury on international duty, Schar could be the main cover on Saturday for Lascelles and Fernandez when United take on Brighton.
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