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Kane pushes Shelvey into 2nd as Sky Sports rank 5 Newcastle stars in new in-form Premier League list

2 months ago
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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 this weekend’s matches, which included Newcastle’s win on Sunday at St James Park, the rankings have now been updated.

The rankings for NUFC players are based on these last five games (working backwards):

Newcastle 2 Southampton 1

Sheffield United 0 Newcastle 2

Newcastle 2 Man City 2

Aston Villa 2 Newcastle 0

Newcastle 2 Bournemouth 1

The latest Power Rankings as published by Sky Sports:

 

As you can see, man of the moment Jonjo Shelvey is up in second, only Harry Kane claimed to be in better form.

Scoring that equaliser on Sunday, the killer second against Sheffield United, plus the game saver at home to Man City.

However, Newcastle United also have four other players in the top 50.

The ultra reliable Federico Fernandez is up to 14, a real rock at the back.

The superb Martin Dubravka at number 22 (should be higher) after his third man of the match performance in a row on Sunday.

Allan Saint-Maximin (no.35) scored that towering header against Sheffield United that set NUFC on their way to a win on Thursday and played through the pain barrier to help get the three points against Southampton.

Jetro Willems scored that quality goal against Man City and whilst not so great on Sunday, stays in the list but dropping from 48 to number 41.

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