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Newcastle v Chelsea player ratings results from NUFC fans – MOTM by default…

4 weeks ago

The results of the Newcastle v Chelsea player ratings by fans.

Always interested to see what supporters have collectively made of the latest performance, when using our interactive ratings system.

Each player marked out of 10 and the averages below.

When looking for Newcastle United’s man of the match, it was definitely a case of fans arriving at the decision by default. Nobody really covering themselves in any glory and whilst least worst is a little over the top, positives were very thin on the ground on Saturday.

Javier Manquillo (4.9) has that honour and to be fair to him, he did ok when battling away in defence AND showed more desire than pretty much anybody else in black and white, to try and get forward and support Callum Wilson.

Speaking of Callum Wilson (4.1), the only other starting NUFC player to get a rating of 4.0 or higher from fans. A thankless task as he was totally isolated and battling three centre-backs, kept trying and wasn’t helped by the referee either, pretty much zero support or supply for him.

As for the rest, the ratings point to really poor…or worse.

Four players scraped 3.0 or higher ratings, with Allan Saint-Maximin (3.4) ending up as the third highest rated, very much by default. In reality he had a really poor game, the ultra negative tactics clearly very much frustrating him and apart from a five / ten minute period when Newcastle got into the Chelsea half a dozen times or so, with ASM involved most of those times as he linked up with Manquillo on the right, the Frenchman was hardly involved.

Isaac Hayden (3.3) did his best in trying to cover the defence but the odd time when he did get the ball, his limitations as a player are really laid bare.

Emil Krafth (3.1) found himself with the honour of best NUFC central defender on the day but clearly isn’t good enough, likewise Ciaran Clark (3.0), second ‘best’ of the trio of three in the middle in defence.

As for the rest…Jamaal Lascelles (2.9) the ‘highest’ of those rated at the very bottom, so poor yet again and as for leadership…best summed up when Sean Longstaff went to kick-off after Chelsea scored and the captain refused to take a pass, Longstaff instead having to pass all the way back to Karl Darlow.

As for the keeper, Darlow (2.7) was terrible, distribution awful and gave those in front of him so little confidence. Dubravka has to play at Brighton.

That leaves Ritchie (2.5), Longstaff (2.4) and Fraser (2.3)…so, so poor.

A special mention for Miguel Almiron (4.2), the second highest rating despite coming on as a sub, how on earth he couldn’t get a game is a total mystery. Willing to get the ball, willing to keep it and try and push NUFC up the pitch, as well as his usual workrate.

Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 8am Monday:

Newcastle v Chelsea Player Ratings

If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle v Chelsea player ratings, go HERE and you can still input your own marks out of 10 for each player, then check back later to see whether the overall interactive ratings have changed for the team as more fans vote.

Stats from BBC Sport:

Newcastle 0 Chelsea 3 – Saturday 30 October 3pm



James 65, 77 Jorginho 81 pen


Possession was Chelsea 79% Newcastle 21%

Total shots were Chelsea 19 Newcastle 6

Shots on target were Chelsea 6 Newcastle 1

Corners were Chelsea 2 Newcastle 0

Referee: Paul Tierney

Crowd: 52,208 (Chelsea 3,200)

Newcastle United:

Darlow, Manquillo, Krafth, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie, Hayden (Almiron 67), Sean Longstaff (Shelvey 81), Fraser (Willock 66), Saint-Maximin, Wilson

Unused Subs:

Dubravka, Joelinton, Schar, Lewis, Murphy, Gayle

(Newcastle 0 Chelsea 3 : The Nightmare Before Christmas – Read HERE)

(Alan Shearer tells it how it is after Chelsea win 3-0 – Newcastle United fans react to his comments – Read HERE)

(3 Positives and 3 Negatives from Newcastle 0 Chelsea 3 – Read HERE)

(Newcastle 0 Chelsea 3 – Match ratings and comments on all the NUFC players – Read HERE)

(Newcastle 0 Chelsea 3 – Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Saturday’s dismal defeat – Read HERE)


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