Good news today that Newcastle officially have the hardest working midfield in the Premier League.
Yohan Cabaye – this dreamboat is also hard working
Newcastle have a new look midfield this season, and the central partnership of Cabaye and Tiote has looked excellent over the last couple of games, as both players get used to playing together.
And it’s now official, Newcastle’s engine room is the hardest wortking midfiled in the Premier League, at least according to the EA Sports Premier League Index.
Tiote and Cabaye stand out as the second and third hardest-working players in the Premier League so far, behind Arsenal’s Welsh captain, Aaron Ramsey.
Tiote has covered 72.12 Km and Cabaye 71.85 Km, and I’m already feeling tired just thinking of the work these two lads have put in this season for the Newcastle cause.
That’s around 12 Km in every game this season.
The Tiote – Cabaye combination has the chance of becoming a famous midfield partnership for Newcastle in the seasons ahead, hopefully successful ones, and we are pleasantly surprised at how good the summer transfer window has turned out to be for Newcastle, even if it was embarrassing that the Board didn’t sign another striker on that disappointing last day of August.
We’ll now have to keep an eye on Chief Scout Graham Carr, and see which matches he attends (if we can), and Graham certainly seems to have an eye for a good player when he sees one, and he is an integral part of building up this new Newcastle side.
It will be very interesting to see who Newcastle will sign in January, if anybody, but with Yohan Cabaye, Cheick Tiote, Dan Gosling, Ben Arfa, Mehdi Abeid, Haris Vukic, Danny Guthrie and veteran Alan Smith all able to play in central midfield, we don’t need that part of the side strengthened.
What do you think?