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Sky Sports Top 50 form players – Still two Newcastle United stars included but swap positions

2 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 the weekend of matches, which included Newcastle’s defeat to Wolves, the rankings have now been updated.

Newcastle’s last five PL games have been (working backwards):

Newcastle 1 Wolves 2

Everton 1 Newcastle 1

Newcastle 0 West Ham 3

Burnley 1 Newcastle 2

Newcastle 2 Bournemouth 1

The latest Power Rankings as published by Sky Sports:

As you can see, Newcastle United have two players in the Top 50.

Ayoze Perez the highest at number 36 (was no. 39 last week) in the Sky Sports Power Rankings.

The only other NUFC player included is Salomon Rondon at 40 (28 last week).

Rondon of course scored against Everton and got the assist against Wolves at the weekend.

A lot of Newcastle fans will be puzzled that the (stats based) Sky Sports rating system has Ayoze Perez as the club’s most in-form player, though he did play a little better and scored on Sunday, after being dropped against Everton.


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