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Sky Sports Top form players – Two Newcastle United stars in top six despite defeat to Liverpool

2 weeks 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 of matches, which included Newcastle United’s defeat to Liverpool, the rankings have now been updated.

Newcastle’s last five PL games have been (working backwards):

Newcastle 0 Liverpool 1

Norwich 0 Newcastle 3

Newcastle 1 Crystal Palace 0

Newcastle 2 Leicester 1

Newcastle 1 Wolves 0

The latest Power Rankings as published by Sky Sports:

Sky Sports Power Rankings 3 May 2022 1-10

As you can see, despite this defeat to Liverpool, Bruno Guimaraes only drops one place to third. The Brazilian was (in my opinion) easily Newcastle’s best outfield player. As for Martin Dubravka, with only one goal conceded in the previous four matches, he was excellent on Saturday and MOTM for me, the keeper moving up twenty places to sixth in these Sky Sports form ratings.

Sky Sports Power Rankings 3 May 2022 11-20

You then have Joelinton staying as high as 15, dropping only seven places after his own personal display against Liverpool.

Another five Newcastle United players amongst the top 100 Sky Sports performers.

Matt Targett at 39 (down 7), Dan Burn at 43 (down 13 places), Krafth at 71 (down 22), ASM at 97 (down 38) and Almiron at 100 (down 42).

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