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Sky Sports Top 50 form players – Newcastle United star straight in at number 8

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 win over Cardiff, the rankings have now been updated.

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

Newcastle 3 Cardiff 0

Chelsea 2 Newcastle 1

Newcastle 0 Man Utd 2

Watford 1 Newcastle 1

Liverpool 4 Newcastle 0

The latest Power Rankings as published by Sky Sports:

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

Great to see Fabian Schar going straight in at number 8 in the in-form list.

He missed the defeats to Liverpool and Chelsea but played in these other three of the five qualifying matches, starting against Cardiff and Man Utd, plus coming on as a sub at Watford.

Obviously scoring twice and helping to keep a clean sheet as a central defender was a potent combination on Saturday.

Overall, the Swiss international has featured in 11 PL matches and Newcastle have picked up 18 points in them, whilst in the other 12 PL games they have only picked up three points!

A little bit of a surprise to see Isaac Hayden pushing into this in-form top 50 at number 43, he has been steady but hasn’t exactly stood out.


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