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Sky Sports Top 50 form players – Three Newcastle United stars feature

4 months 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 at Tottenham, the rankings have now been updated.

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

Tottenham 1 Newcastle 0

Newcastle 2 Man City 1

Newcastle 3 Cardiff 0

Chelsea 2 Newcastle 1

Newcastle 0 Man Utd 2

The latest Power Rankings as published by Sky Sports:

sky sportssky sportsAs you can see, Newcastle United have three players in the Top 50.

Great to see Fabian Schar at number 15 in the in-form list.

Then we also have Salomon Rondon at 37 and Matt Ritchie at 46.

Schar didn’t play at Chelsea but has been excellent in the other four games, certainly Newcastle’s man of the match against Cardiff and Tottenham, as well as being very good against Man City and Man Utd.

Salomon Rondon continues to be essential to Newcastle playing well, usually in the top few performers for NUFC he scored and was man of the match against Man City.

Matt Ritchie has been ultra-consistent and hard working as usual, his winning goal against Man City a fitting reward for his endeavours.

These kind of stats driven ratings can at times throw up some odd choices but I think certainly this Newcastle trio have been Rafa’s top performers in recent times.


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