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3 Newcastle United players feature in table of most clearances and blocks this season

4 weeks ago
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Three Newcastle United players feature in a newly published stats table.

The table shows players who have the most combined clearances and blocks this season, after eight Premier League games.

I’m not totally sure just how much of a positive this is.

I think it is a positive in one way but you can also look at it negatively.

Great to see Fabian Schar, Jamaal Lascelles and Paul Dummett getting on the end of things, making the clearances and blocks.

However, it has to be a worry that they are needing to make so many.

In this top 20 table, no other club has more than two of their players featured.

Between the three Newcastle United players they have made a massive 134 blocks and clearances between them.

It is no surprise really because other published stats tables on the Premier league so far, show Newcastle near/at the bottom for things such as possession and chances created at the other end of the pitch.

The blocks/clearances table has been published by ‘The Other 14’ (who specialise on stats/tables etc on the 14 clubs who aren’t the ‘Big Six’):

As you can see, Jamaal Lascelles is the highest placed Newcastle player in ninth with 48 clearances and blocks, Fabian Schar then joint tenth with 47, Paul Dummett making up the trio in nineteenth position with 39.

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