Newcastle are 4th top of the Premier League, and that’s a big surprise to some of us.
Steven Taylor – Newcastle’s highest ranked performer at number 19
And not only that, but Newcastle have two players in the Actim Index 20 performing players in the Premier League, and they are Steven Taylor and Leon Best who occupy the last two positions of the top 20.
1 Wayne Rooney Man Utd 236
2 Ashley Young Man Utd 157
3 Edin Dzeko Man City 153
4 Sergio Aguero Man City 150
5 David Silva Man City 127
6 Luis Nani Man Utd 123
7 Oliveira Anderson Man Utd 122
8 Vincent Kompany Man City 108
9 Gabriel Agbonlahor Aston Villa 104
10 David De Gea Man Utd 93
11 Jose Bosingwa Chelsea 91
12 Joleon Lescott Man City 91
13 Jonathan Evans Man Utd 88
14 Franco Di Santo Wigan 87
15 Ivan Klasnic Bolton 86
16 Danny Murphy Fulham 84
17 Wes Brown Sunderland 83
18 Toure Yaya Man City 83
19 Steven Taylor Newcastle 81
20 Leon Best Newcastle 79
As you can see the list is dominated by the two Manchester clubs, and Manchester United and Manchester City both have six in the list.
Goalkeeper David De Gea may not have made a good start to his Red Devils career according to some journalists, but he is still the top rated goalkeerp in thePpremier Lague at the moment, in 10th place.
Danny Simpson is ranked in 28th place and is the 10th best performaionfg defender, and Tim Krul is the 4th best performing goalkeeper and is 42nd best player overall.
Cheick Tiote is in 49th place, Fab Coloccini is 67th, Gabriel Obertan is in 84th position and Yohan Cabaye is right behind him in 85th place.
That’s strange because most of us would have expected Yohan Cabaye to be much higher in the rankings.
But the very fact that Newcastle have 8 players in the top 100, shows that it’s not a fluke that Newcastle are in 4th position in the Premier League table.