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Why Callum Wilson and Joe Willock have to stay at Newcastle – This tells you so much

5 months ago

Callum Wilson and Joe Willock have been outstanding for Newcastle United this season, rare highlights.

Wilson ending the season injured but having been named NUFC player of the year and top goalscorer with twelve goals in the Premier League.

Willock with an incredible impact, scoring seven goals on loan in only thirteen appearances (ten as a starter and three from the bench), including becoming the youngest player in the Premier League era to score in six consecutive appearances.

The desperately negative Steve Bruce tactics so often this season making Newcastle United a desperate watch on our TV screens.

Despite that, Callum Wilson and Joe Willock doing their best and managing to put together some stunning statistics in terms of the debt Steve Bruce owes them.

The pair have scored 19 goals between them in 14 different Premier League matches for NUFC and only once have they lost when either or both players have scored, that was when Willock scored in the 4-3 defeat to Man City.

In the other 13 games where there has been Wilson and / or Willock goal / goals, Newcastle have won nine and drawn four, helping the team win 31 points with their goals, Newcastle United only picking up 11 points from the other 23 PL matches when neither of the pair have scored.

Now a new updated stats table on Friday, points to the goals performance of Joe Willock and Callum Wilson been even better than what we thought.

This table is published by ‘The Other 14’ (who specialise on stats/tables etc on the 14 clubs who aren’t the ‘Big Six’), these are the players with the best goals to shots (chances) ratio:

As you can see, of the clubs outside the ‘big six’, Joe Willock and Callum Wilson have the very best conversion rate of chances / shots to goals.

Indeed, I would strongly assume that nobody in the top six either has got remotely close to that 43.8% conversion rate for Willock.

The Newcastle pair scoring 19 goals from only 65 shots in the Premier League matches this season.

Imagine what they could achieve / score in a team with a better manager who would set them up to attack the opposition, creating a lot more chances.

It really is a no-brainer, Newcastle United have to do everything they can to sign Joe Willock this summer AND of course, keep Callum Wilson.


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