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Outstanding form sees Newcastle United star top Premier League table of most clearances and blocks

3 weeks ago
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Four Newcastle United players feature in a newly published stats table.

The table shows players who have the most combined clearances and blocks this season per 90 minutes, after the 12 Premier League games so far.

One NUFC star at the very top, with three others also featuring highly

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

The stats relate to the 14 clubs outside the ‘big six’, with that NUFC trio ranked 12th, 13th and 14th.

Clark, Schar and Lascelles averaging combined blocks and clearances per match of 6.40, 6.34 and 6.29 respectively.

No secret that Newcastle’s biggest strength is at centre-back, which these stats support.

The past three matches have seen United pick up two wins and a draw BUT the Newcastle player at the very top of this newly published table, sums up just how much the points have been due to the defence.

As well as an assist against Wolves and a goal at West Ham, Federico Fernandez has been outstanding at the back.

In these three matches he has racked up a massive 35 clearances, as well as three blocks, giving him a combined average of 11.67 per 90 minutes, almost double the stats of the other three NUFC players who feature and well ahead of Tyrone Mings who is second in this table.

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’):

Another brilliant signing by Rafa Benitez, no surprise to see Federico Fernandez step in and perform so well, an Argentine international who has spent the past decade playing in Serie A, La Liga and the Premier League, including under Rafa at Napoli where they also featured in the Champions League.

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