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Sky Sports rank Newcastle United star in top 20 in-form Premier League players this season

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 matches, which included Newcastle’s Saturday afternoon draw with Watford, the rankings have now been updated.

The rankings this week, are of course based on only the four Newcastle matches so far (working backwards):

Newcastle 1 Watford 1

Tottenham 0 Newcastle 1

Norwich 3 Newcastle 1

Newcastle 0 Burnley 1

The latest Power Rankings as published by Sky Sports:


Newcastle United have only one player in the top 50 but Fabian Schar is in an impressive 19th place, especially good considering how poor the team have been overall.

Schar of course was Newcastle’s best player by far on Saturday against Watford and rescued a point with an ambitious run into the box and excellent finish on the volley with his weaker foot.

The previous game saw Fabian Schar once again in a starring role, playing  a key part in the clean sheet and win over Tottenham.

Whilst there are clear worries as to where Newcastle’s goals will come from, Schar and his defensive teammates have only conceded five goals in four games so far.


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