A difficult start to this Premier League season for Newcastle United.

Only two points from the opening eight fixtures leaving Newcastle in 19th spot.

Looking beneath the surface though, there are some very interesting team and individual stats.

The stats below via the official Premier League site.

The team performance position summed up by how few passes and crosses Newcastle have had.

Whilst on a more positive note we have various individual contributions.

Newcastle have three of the top eight players when it comes to number of fouls committed, showing no lack of…commitment.

Maybe surprisingly, only six PL players have made more interceptions than Kenedy.

As for putting tackles in, only two have made more than Mohamed Diame.

As for clearances, Jamaal Lascelles is a healthy seventh highest.

Number of passes so far this season in Premier League:

5,728 Chelsea 1st

5,639 Man City 2nd

2,554 Brighton 18th

2,331 Newcastle United 19th

2,109 Cardiff 20th

Number of crosses:

196 Man Utd 1st

182 Huddersfield 2nd

174 Man City 3rd

119 West Ham 18th

119 Brighton 18th

115 Newcastle United 20th

Most fouls by a Premier League player:

26 Glenn Murray (Brighton) 1st

17 Luka Milivojevic Palace) 2nd

16 Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) 3rd

16 Paul Pogba (Man Utd) 3rd

15 Will Hughes (Watford) 5th

14 Mohamed Diame (Newcastle United) 6th

14 Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United) 6th

14 DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United) 6th

Most interceptions:

27 Etienne Capoue (Watford) 1st

22 Fabian Belbeuna (West Ham) 2nd

22 Christian Kabasele (Watford) 3rd

20 Mario Lemina (Southampton) 4th

18 Jonny (Wolves) 5th

17 Idrissa Gueye (Everton) 6th

16 Kenedy (Newcastle United) 7th

Most tackles:

37 Idrissa Gueye (Everton) 1st

32 Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Palace) 2nd

31 Mohamed Diame (Newcastle United) 3rd

Most Clearances:

63 Steve Cook (Bournemouth) 1st

62 Fabian Belbuena (West Ham) 2nd

61 James Tarkowski (Burnley) 3rd

55 Sean Morrison (Cardiff) 4th

54 Sol Bamba (Cardiff) 5th

54 Mustafi (Arsenal) 5th

51 Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle United) 7th