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Mathieu Debuchy The Best – The Stats Prove It

9:09 am, Saturday, February 9th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 11 Comments

Mathieu Debuchy has quickly delivered at Newcastle and he’s put in four good performances for Newcastle since his signed from Lille in early January for around £5.5M, after Newcastle tried and failed to get the French International to the club last summer.

mathie debuchy after singing

Mathieu Debuchy - after signing on at Newcastle

And we know Alan Pardew doesn’t just rely on his own eyes and assessment when he is vetting how the lads played in the last game – but he looks at lots of different statistics the manager and coaches keep on players’ performances.

And it seems the stats on Mathieu’s performances are very good:

“His stats were about the best we have had from a full-back at the weekend, and that was against Chelsea, so he is progressing really well.” “It’s much, much harder for defenders in the Premier League to adjust because of the speed and the tenacity of the division. I have been impressed with the way he has settled in.”

In fact Debuchy, Gouffran and Sissoko have all played well since signing on at Newcastle, and Yanga-Mbiwa is breathing down Steven Taylor’s neck to get a starting position at the club at center-back – according to Alan Pardew.

And the squad is further strengthened by the return of Cheick Tiote today, back from the African Cup of Nations, but it looks like James Perch will keep his position in defensive midfield, at least for the game at White Hart Lane today.

Newcastle need to take something out of what is a tough assignment today in London – but a win would be great, and it would be three in a row.

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Toon-Prodigy // Feb 9, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    In EA’s index I was surprised to learn williamsons reading of the game is excellent. Apparantly he has 101 or so interceptions

  • 2 saxonfenken // Feb 9, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    The tree new boys have all been excellent, and an obvious improvement to the team, but I think that Yanga-Mbiwa, could be the best of them when he finally gets his chance, probably thursday

  • 3 NUFC_LEAZES END // Feb 9, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Where’s the stats like

  • 4 JAMSHA // Feb 9, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Lol The pic looks like.mr bean

  • 5 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Feb 9, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    The whole team played well against Chelsea!

    My Man of the Match was Santon, by a country mile!

    Williamson Sux ! He just has not got the same quality as the rest of the defenders, but i think he will have a hard time getting back in the starting eleven. The only way will be if we get another run of injuries to the rest?

  • 6 sps80 // Feb 9, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Hello U.S. Are you woke up? :)

    It’s 10.30 in Poland.
    Have a good game! and whole day of course :)

  • 7 Burni // Feb 9, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    When i saw that pic i immediately thought.

    “Mathieu Debuchy - after signing on at Newcastle….. job centre”

  • 8 stevetoon85 // Feb 9, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Although its very early days….Am I the only one who has abit of a question mark over this lad?

    He looks VERY slow for a full back, and i’m not totally convinced about the defensive side of his game…Obviously it is VERY early days, just thought i’d put it out there!

  • 9 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Feb 9, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    @8:

    Are you Mad?

    We spent almost a year trying to get him to the Club! 99% of the posters on here wanted him signed as quik as possible!

    Now he,s here you are now moaning about whether or not he,s good enough or not? Compare him if you will to Williamson!

    Debuchy aslo played a blinder against Chelsea, as did the rest of the lads!

    I think to make such a statement now about Debuchy you must be absolutely bonkers!

  • 10 croftus5678 // Feb 9, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    @8

    all the games i have watched him he looked fast in honesty.
    he’s great at getting in the right positions has a good tackle brilliant going back and awsome going forward with a decent cross and vision ! imo he’s allready settled in perfectly.

  • 11 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Feb 9, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Stevetoon85:

    Respect your opinion! But i do think though that, in this case, you are wrong !




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