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Identity of Newcastle star who makes list of Premier League players creating most chances tells us a lot

2 weeks ago
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A newly published stats table shows which Premier League players have created the most chances.

The table now updated to cover the full 13 Premier League rounds of matches so far.

Only one NUFC star features and his identity tells us so much about this season so far at Newcastle United

The stats relate to Premier League players from the 14 clubs outside the ‘big six’ in the top tier.

At the very top is Newcastle’s main irritant on Monday night, Jack Grealish. He is way ahead on 30 chances created for teammates.

Eight behind is Youri Tielemans on 22, who has been a key figure in their rise to second place in the Premier League.

In joint 18th with 14 chances created is Newcastle’s lone figure on the list, step forward Joelinton!

If you study the list below, the overwhelming majority are midfielders and wingers when it comes to creating chances not out and out centre-forwards.

Yes we are still waiting to see why Newcastle/Mike Ashley paid £40m for the Brazilian but his place in the chances created list, is a valuable pointer.

He is contributing to the team, just not scoring goals.

The story here surely has to be that he is having to get involved in any way he can and can’t just hang around waiting for good and regular service, as he will be waiting a long time!

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

Newcastle United desperately need a better plan on how to create and score goals, particularly getting proper service to Joelinton.

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