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Fabian Schar and Matt Ritchie make European team of the week

6 days ago
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The WhoScored European team of the week has been published.

The whoscored system reviews every player in every game in every major European league.

Their automated rating system uses over 200 raw statistics to calculate the player ratings and are weighted according to influence in the game – taking into account the area of the pitch and its outcome for each important event. The ratings are used by numerous sections of the football industry; including media, bookmakers and clubs themselves.

This latest best European eleven coincided with the final week of the Premier League season, Newcastle winning  4-0 at Fulham.

The WhoScored European team of the week features the player in each position who got the highest rating at any club in the major European leagues.

Below is the full European team of the week but ahead of that the write-ups on the two NUFC stars:

Centre-back: Fabian Schar (Newcastle) – 8.64 rating

‘The first of two Newcastle players to make the cut,

Fabian Schar capped a fine debut season in England with another standout display as the Magpies ended the campaign with a 4-0 win at Fulham, a match in which the Swiss centre-back was named man of the match.

The 27-year-old bagged his fourth league goal of the season in the victory, while nine clearances, four interceptions and two tackles saw him land a WhoScored rating of 8.64.’

Left-back: Matt Ritchie (Newcastle) – 8.35 rating

‘Completing the defence is Matt Ritchie, who notched his seventh and eighth league assists of the season in the 4-0 win at Fulham.

The Scot’s brace of assists came as a result of three key passes, while additional returns of four clearances and two tackles yielded a respectable WhoScored rating of 8.35.’

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The WhoScored European team of the week:

Goalkeeper: Neil Etheridge (Cardiff) – 8.99 rating

Right-back: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – 8.20 rating

Centre-back: Fabian Schar (Newcastle) – 8.64 rating

Centre-back: Lycano (Bologna) – 8.36 rating

Left-back: Matt Ritchie (Newcastle) – 8.35 rating

Right midfield: Joaquin (Real Betis) – 9.07 rating

Central midfield: Mark Noble (West Ham) – 8.76 rating

Central midfield: Raul Garcia (Athletic Club) – 9.19 rating

Left midfield: Salomon Kalou (Hertha Berlin) – 9.10 rating

Striker: Anthony Ujah (Mainz 05) – 8.77 rating

Striker: Stefano Okaka (Udinese) – 9.29 rating

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