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Remarkable as Newcastle player surges into new Sky Sports Power Rankings despite being bottom of league

3 years ago

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 1-0 home defeat to Brighton, 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

Newcastle 1 Arsenal 2

The latest Power Rankings as published by Sky Sports:

As you can see, it is Jonjo Shelvey who is featuring at number 33 in these latest Sky Sports Power Rankings.

He has started the last four of the most recent five matches as Newcastle have only picked up the one point from fifteen.

The latest defeat against Brighton was desperately disappointing but Shelvey was head and shoulders above his NUFC teammates.

The midfielder also having a very good game at Old Trafford.

To emphasise how surprising it is that Shelvey has made this in-form list, despite NUFC being bottom of the recent form league and the full Premiere League table he has a higher rating than any player at seven of the other nineteen PL clubs.



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