The results of the Newcastle v Burnley player ratings by fans.

Always interested to see what supporters have collectively made of the latest performance, when using our interactive ratings system.

Each player marked out of 10 and the averages below.

A trio of summer signings make up the top three performers from Monday night.

Yet another dominant display by Federico Fernandez (8.1), pretty faultless at the back and ‘scored’ the opening goal.

Just shaded out of top billing was Ki Sung-yeung (8.0), who was once more excellent in the middle of the pitch. Very much the playmaker, always available for the ball and then reworking it, constantly trying to move it and the team forward when possible.

Next up is Fabian Schar (7.5), who since getting his chance through injury to Lascelles, has excelled in these last three matches. His distribution from the back is also a big asset to the team play.

Imagine being set the challenge of finding two new centre-backs and a playmaker for a Premier League side/squad that has just finished tenth and only being given a £9m budget, that is life under Mike Ashley and thankfully Rafa Benitez has worked his magic (Fernandez £6m, Schar £3m, Ki £0).

Where you do need to spend Premier League size money, is in the forward positions.

Ayoze Perez (5.8) yet again picking up the very lowest marks from fans after contributing little, apart from that one moment when he put Joselu through one on one. Salomon Rondon (5.9) was little better, struggling to get into the game to any significant degree, his hold up play at times ok but at other times lacking.

Obviously not writing Rondon off and his performance against Bournemouth shows/suggests he can be a valuable asset this season- but at some point Newcastle do need to invest in goals and creativity for both the centre-forward and number 10 position. Wouldn’t mind Rondon being signed permanently as well, if he performs, but surely a case of clearing out the likes of Joselu and Perez in these upcoming transfer windows and spending proper money on the vital forward positions.

As for the rest of the ratings, Newcastle fans gave the rest of the back four decent marks, Ciaran Clark (7.5) matching Schar’s rating with the help of his goal, although should have put in a better challenge when Vokes scored. Whilst DeAndre Yedlin (7.3) was his usual energetic self and made one particularly eye-catching block in the box when throwing himself in front of the shot, then at the other end created that ‘unmissable’ chance for Ritchie…

Mohamed Diame (7.3) was also given a positive rating, the midfielder managing these last couple of games to get more success in breaking down the opposition and putting very good pressure on his midfield opponents.

In the slightly below par zone, fans have put Dubravka (6.5), Ritchie (6.5) and Kenedy (6.4). I think all three marks are a little harsh.

The keeper maybe could have saved Vokes’ header with better positioning but other than that he did well and made some important saves.

Kenedy I thought was a bigger threat than most of this season and his willingness to carry the ball is a major asset to Newcastle, whilst Ritchie put in the cross for the winner and was his usual hard working self – maybe punished a little too harshly for that miss.

Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 7.30am Wednesday:

newcastle v burnley player ratings

If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Burnley player ratings, go HERE and you can still input your own marks out of 10 for each player, then check back later to see whether the overall interactive ratings have changed for the team as more fans vote.

Stats from BBC Sport:

Burnley 1 Newcastle 2

Goal:

Newcastle: Fernandez (Mee own goal?) 4, Clark 23

Burnley: Vokes 40

Possession was Burnley 56% Newcastle 44%

Total shots were  Burnley 14 Newcastle 17

Shots on target were Burnley 4 Newcastle 3

Corners were  Burnley 5 Newcastle 5

Referee: Anthony Taylor

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Fernandez, Clark, Ritchie, Diame, Ki, Kenedy (Hayden 90), Rondon (Joselu 71), Perez

Unused Subs:

Woodman, Manquillo, Shelvey, Murphy, Atsu

Crowd: 20,628 (Newcastle 2,400)

(The instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the win HERE)

(Read the match report HERE)

(Sean Dyche puts defeat down to ‘lucky’ and ‘poor’ goals – Read HERE)

(After NUFC win, Danny Mills sees problems ahead for Burnley AND Newcastle fans – Rad HERE)



  • Ashley-out

    never judge players until they come up against some quality opposition and string at least ten good games together. prime example being Diame and Perez who for 2 months last season were outstanding but have failed to carry that form forward into this season.

    • Philippines

      To some extent players are hindered by the game that the manager wants them to play. Only the old timers will remember Alan Foggon, a very average NUFC forward but a schoolboy sprint champion. Jack Charlton took him at Middlesborough and made him a First Division top scorer. In a match against West Ham he made monkey out of Bobby Moore by getting the team to fire long balls for him to run on. A bit like SuperMac. How about De Yedlin for striker?

  • Themoscow72

    Without Perez Newcastle would not even be in the Premiership full stop. It amazes me that the papers give him a 7 saying Battled hard and on hand to make some crucial interceptions when needed. Almost slipped in Joselu to grab the third.
    To give Rondon a higher mark shows the protesters know little about football. Thankfully Rafa does.

    • Vodkamagpie

      Sorry, but Perez isn’t good for this team. You highlight the one through ball for joselu, however I expect a number 10 to constantly create those chances, and more more more

      • Themoscow72

        His goals last season kept us up and without them would have gone down. Rafa asks him to a certain role so no luxury of a normal no 10 that is why Mitro was sold as we cannot afford luxuries. Why does Rafa pick him every week.

        • Ashley-out

          madman

          • Themoscow72

            See above.

        • Vodkamagpie

          His hold up play is terrible, the amount of time he loses the ball is ridiculous. Muto will end up being first choice, Perez should be sold end of the season if a decent offer comes in, that is the only way to improve the squad, sell first, then buy. Same applies with manquillo and atsu.

          • Themoscow72

            Without him we would be in the Championship as his goals got us many vital points last season and he was our top scorer.

          • Vodkamagpie

            With him, we almost got relagated because of the countless times he lost the ball to the opposition.

          • Toon Arnie

            Rubbish.

          • Toon Arnie

            I agree about Muto definitely, great potential. I don’t think we should have to sell to buy though as we must surely have funds in the bank.

          • Vodkamagpie

            It’s not about funds, I’m sure Newcastle has plenty of funds, it’s about structure, guidelines, targets. There is a limit on wages, squad depth, etc etc

          • Toon Arnie

            Ok if you feel funding isn’t important ;
            Structure – a refusal to invest in the academy and an insistence on telling Rafa they know more than he does about the type of player he wants to sign.
            Guidelines – ‘’ it has been weeks since I have spoken with the owner’’
            Targets ‘’ I submitted my list of targets in June but have heard nothing’’
            ‘’ I am still not clear what my budget is ‘’
            Wages – salary cap lower than Watford & Brighton so Rafa can’t even spend any money he generates as he likes even on a zero net spend.
            Not too many ticks in the box there Vodka ? Now that you’ve highlighted all these flaws it’s easy to see why the fans and manager get so frustrated. Good post.

          • Vodkamagpie

            All the boxes are ticked in the boardroom, where that is the most important agenda in running a football club. You cant tell rafa what the budget is, as no one knows what the budget is. All depends on what offers come in for players, who we desperately need to off load before any new players arrive.

          • Toon Arnie

            That’s absolute rubbish. A portion of the the tv money could be set aside for Rafa as a net budget and he could be told that whatever he raises from sales is his. All is not well in the boardroom or we would have a better infrastructure within the club, a functioning academy and a world class manager who will be leaving at the end of the season due to lack of support and respect from the owner. The puppet board have no say in anything. Interesting you ignored Rafas fear for the academy due to under funding – what are your thoughts on that ?

          • Vodkamagpie

            Personally I would build a academy the matches the current best academies out there. I have no idea how much that would cost, but I would see it as an asset. Reason’s for no upgrade in academy I wouldn’t know. Would young academy players make the starting squad, questionable. Is it worth the outlay of funds. Players such as alli from mk dons, brooks sheff utd, maddison Norwich, I’m sure there academies are worse

      • DZA

        You kidding me, Perez goals saved us last season.

        • Ashley-out

          troll

          • Wor Lass

            Why does saying Perez`s goals saved us last season make him a troll?

          • Leazes.

            Because his aim is like Ryder…. bigging up the mundane, and so normalising it. Essentially it would be like me going onto a love supreme and saying Lawrie McMenemy is doing a great job after a win….

            ….that’s all he doing…. that’s all he ever does to wind-up people.

            Have you noticed the London click-bait sites daily proclaiming Newcastle fans will be drooling if Ashley buys this £3.4m nobody….same thing, attention seeking and normalising the continual downsizing…..

            ….. This is the media today…. it does come with commercialism and trolls and a block buttons though, and its stupid not to use them.

          • Realist

            Fark off leazes.

          • Kenny

            Another vermin troll

          • Toon Arnie

            That’s an excellent article Leazes – it hits the nail right on the head and highlights the continual lowering of the bar.

          • Kenny

            He is a Troll.

          • Wor Lass

            I hadn`t noticed him before now.

          • Kenny

            he pops up once in a while

          • DZA

            I’m not a troll, I’m always reading these stories on here but the mags is not always worth posting on due to the poor articles of late etc.

      • Toon Arnie

        100% correct.

    • Wor Lass

      I don`t agree with you on too much but I do on Perez. His workrate in closing down opponents and winning back possession is up there with anyone and, when you think about our season he has been central to most of our threatening moves. As you say elsewhere, his goals kept us up last season. Where he falls down in his general play is with finishing but what I think incenses people is his play-acting and attempted ref-conning. He so often ends up lying on the deck moaning to the ref with very little evidence of much having happened. It seems that the refs` union have circulated their members about him because he`s usually ignored. The accidental knock in the face against Burnley was a prime example.

      • Billmag

        He’s the most frustrating player at NUFC, there is little doubt there is a player somewhere in his make up but we definitely need an upgrade, he constantly goes down without much of a challenge, i like the lad but he should only be selected as back up.

        • Leazes.

          He’s got skill but he’s a lightweight….United play too deep to utilise him properly….. in a different set up he’d be better, he’s certainly not going to improve here….. wrong club for him.

          • Billmag

            So which club do you think he would have success at, he would never get into any of the top 7 clubs in the Premiership that’s for sure, you say he’s lightweight which he certainly is, so is this league too demanding for him.?

          • Leazes.

            Championship

          • Billmag

            😀😀😀😀.

          • mentalman

            He’d probably do well back in spain

      • steve

        His work rate is my biggest issue, he loses the ball then jogs back making no attempt to win the ball back. Sometimes he’ll jog beside them but he rarely puts his foot in.

    • Philippines

      Totally agree. I am no expert but Perez gets ‘panned’ because it seems to be fashionable.

    • Toon Arnie

      So only the protesters contributed to the marking against Burnley ?
      Yeah we need to trust Rafa as he’s very knowledgable obviously – I just wish Ashley would listen to you Moscow instead of thinking he always knows best and ignores Rafas requests to strengthen the team and the academy. I’m glad you’re starting to see the big picture at last.

  • Billmag

    Until we spend proper money for a striker and a number 10 we will always struggle as a Premiership team.

  • Realist

    I’d take a chance on Josh maja, maybe drop him in to see if he can cut it yet if not loan him out to a championship club for a season. Another striker I’d take a chance on Alfredo morelos from rangers. If signings can be sanctioned in Jan. Maja I suspect would be available for 5 million morelos 10 12 million. Both our price range.

    • Ram Kishore

      Would Sunderland give Maja?No.
      I’d say it’s better to stick with Sorensen than try to sign Maja.
      Would Rangers give Moreles, maybe.
      Rondon, Muto, even Joselu could score a good number of goals, it’s just the people behind them who needs to create enough chances.
      Wingers, Midfielders and CAMs.
      The full backs too.
      It’s the other positions we need to Strengthen this Jan. LB and CAM should be priority imo.

      • Realist

        I think they would tempted to sell for a 5 plus bid and morelos is a striker who intrigues me. He’s only 22 and I like his style of play. He’s also got an edge to him. I would take a chance on him. I disagree about joselu I think he is what he is. Was at Burnley and it was a good strike he hit the post with but he should be putting those away. I like rondon closest we’ve had to a shearer type. Muto is a handy squad player. I like that Tierney lad at Celtic but probably out of our price range of imagine 20 million, cam- neal maupay, brentford 10 12 million I’d imagine. Looks decent and wonder if he could step up to prem.

    • Toon Arnie

      ‘If’ signings can be sanctioned ? The £123m tv money hasn’t been touched yet so there must be a load sitting in the bank ?

  • Kenny

    Perez will never be a premiership player, weak, loses the ball to often and goes to ground in a mild breeze. a couple of flash move per game doesn`t make him a player,

  • Down Under Mag

    There are bargains out there and good value for money. Rafa has put together a solid defence on a shoestring and the players we have brought in are playign well above their transfer fees. However this should be a case of building a side as best you can on these when you can get them, but not solely on these types of players. The money saved by getting players like these in should then be used to BUY those players for positions you can’t find a bargain for, not instead of or just not bother. Just think where we would be with the solid defence we have but with a goalscorer and creative player bought that is of proper Premier League standard??? Too much pressure on Rondon and Kenedy to do it all … and they are only on loan anyway!