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Tough going for Newcastle United in latest Sky Sports Power Rankings

3 years ago

The latest Sky Sports Power Rankings have been published.

The Power Rankings methodology reflects a player’s performance over the last five 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.

Newcastle’s last five games have been:

Man Utd 3 Newcastle 2

Newcastle 0 Leicester 2

Palace 0 Newcastle 0

Newcastle 1 Arsenal 2

Man City 2 Newcastle 1

No Newcastle player got anywhere near the top 50 players in the latest Power Rankings, hardly surprising considering those last five results.

However, Sky Sports also publish who is the highest rated player for all 20 clubs in each set of power rankings:

You needed over 3,900 points to get into the latest top 50 ranked players and as you can see, Jonjo Shelvey is Newcastle’s  highest rated player with 3,211 points.

Only three clubs (Cardiff, Southampton and Watford) have a highest rated player with lower points than Shelvey.

However, Jonjo Shelvey has done well to even feature as Newcastle’s top rated player, as he has only played in three of the last five matches, missing the defeats to Arsenal and Man City.


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