Newcastle Have Four Of The Best Players In The Premier League – Official


Sky Sports uses statistics from games to judge who are the best players in the Premier League this season.

And we have to believe the stats they use are the right ones that make up what they call their power rankings as the rate each player in each match.

And after five games, four  Newcastle United players are in the top 40 of the form table.

Jamaal Lascelles is the seventh best player in the league according to his stats, Rob Elliot is 19th, Matt Ritchie is 25th, and Christian Atsu is in 38th place.

Not too bad for a team full of Championship-class players -= well at least according to most of the pundits.

Jamaal Lascelles – 7th best player in the Premier League

Here is the list of the top 50 best players in the Premier League according to Sky Sports power rankings with Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus – two strikers from Manchester City – ranked first and second.

Comments welcome.



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54 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 19, 2017 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #1

    Clarke has been every bit as good as Lascelles, not sure how this works.

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 19, 2017 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #2

    lcbp

    i never saw a fee for our sleeve sponsor
    how long before we have a sock and shorts sponsors

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 19, 2017 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #3

    jail

    doesnt it work pass completion goals interceptions that sort of thing

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 19, 2017 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #5

    Beer,
    Probably, is it anything to do with those monitors they wear these days. Can anyone be arsed to count where having four players in the top fifty places us in terms of most players. I’m on a train and it’s not really possible, not impossible either mind.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Sep 19, 2017 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #6

    Imagine if we end up with our first 11 in the top 50 lol That would shut them pundits up! Loving the positivity around the club now, long may it continue.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 19, 2017 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Beer,
    Wow, not that I play anyway but that just made doing fantasy football 36 times more complicated if they apply it to that.

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 19, 2017 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #8

    I think we need a independent panel to review the findings of this poll.

    I nominate Bladeuser and Ketsbia.

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 19, 2017 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #9

    jail

    its getting a bit like baseball stats
    not done a fantasy team in yonks i always forget to make the changes so i always gave up 3 mnths in as i was so far behind lol

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 19, 2017 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #10

    Beer,
    I dedicated a large part of my life from 2004 to 2005 to Football manager which I might as well have spent in intensive care. I do not wish to spend that much time picking a fantasy football league 😮

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 19, 2017 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #11

    If you think our freelancing supporter from the Valleys is annoying there was nothing worse than someone publishing a list of the seven under 23 LB’s with one year left on their contracts they’d “scouted” on FM 😮

    1
  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 19, 2017 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #12

    I just want to mention that the inside of the shirt under the lapel sponsor is Manly Men Inc. Keep your eye out for that when one of wor players pulls his shirt off to celebrate a goal……
    And what a tremendous achievement to have 4 players in the top 40 so far. I don’t think it will end up that way for the season but you never know. Keep it up lads!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 19, 2017 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #13

    OP,
    What happened to bladeuser, he was becoming a cult figure.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 19, 2017 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #14

    I’m not going to get too excited about our league standing until we’ve played at least 10 games. Then we’ll see. We’re not going to finish 4th, that is certain. I still think we will be in the bottom 10 at the end but would love to be proven wrong. We do still need a better striker in. One that can play game in and game out for long stretches and be consistent.

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 19, 2017 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #15

    Jail

    I’d guess it’s far to positive for him at present but the mind boggles thinking what he could be upto.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 19, 2017 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #16

    G2,
    Top four is possible, unlikely but most definitely possible. Arsenal under a toxic home crowd who (rightly) imo want rid of Wegner, Spurs playing at Wemberly, Lpool suffering through not buying Van Dijk and Coutinho being ‘depressed’ with Everton and their points dropped finally coming good later on when they play the top teams could work in our favour, never say never when Rafa is In charge.

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  • carl

    Sep 19, 2017 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #17

    Re- Post
    This blog, well into the new season had a pessimism fatigue. Mainly due to the unrelenting posting of negative transfer activity. No one believed Newcastle would take the league by storm but that we were an experienced striker away from addressing the main areas requiring bolstering to the squad . Fans broadly accepted that what served us well in the Championship wouldn’t in the Premiership and that the squad needed to be trimmed. This took longer than had been anticipated and funds did not materialise in this window to get the striker that many had anticipated.

    Post forward though the season has barely got underway there’s an amazing mood change with growing optimism, momentum and a broad consensus suggesting that didnt we do well. Meanwhile not everyone’s favourite Chris Sutton and many others have pointed out Koeman’s transfer activity at Everton. Bobby bee seems to be ahead of the football media criticism with his “it’s not what you spend but how you spend it”. Certainly with Everton finishing 7th last season and spending close to £150 million they have massively disappointed so far. Certainly they should have found a replacement for Lukaku before selling him. It does also take time to integrate new players into the team and that’s maybe where we’ve got it right and Everton haven’t. Mind I am not saying that fortunes won’t change but this is the story so far and it’s not that long until the January window and we can do it all over again.

    I was going to post what some had said during the transfer window but that would put many out of a job and I would be taking too much for granted.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 19, 2017 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #18

    Carl,
    Might get a spot in the Metro, probably not with the Bobbybee hoop licking though, not many who read the Metro have heard of him. Please keep your posts to normal non hoop licking, approved blogger lists and all will be ok.

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 19, 2017 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #19

    Can I be on the list? Our lass loves a list, she’ll be dead impressed with me.

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  • carl

    Sep 19, 2017 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #20

    Jail
    Thanks, I think!
    Jib, will be back shortly, he’s locking up his holiday home for the winter! You’ll have somebody else then to practice your cutting wit on.

    Weren’t you a bit old for football manager in 2004-2005!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 19, 2017 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #21

    Anyone with an ounce of footballing nous can say it’s not what you spend. Look at QPR a few years ago, I genuinely felt sorry for them as it didn’t work out. As much as I dislike fat Sam I felt sorry for Blackburn fans. Man U last few years spent a fortune and haven’t been in the top four. This season has got nothing to do with what has been spent but the fact that the 52K and more have unbelievable faith in Rafa.

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 19, 2017 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #22

    Good coaching is better than any dollar

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 19, 2017 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #23

    Why cant I change my name

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  • Belfast

    Sep 19, 2017 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #24

    It’s the way you tell them carl, so it is.

    Although I’m convinced Jib is actually in jail for not paying his tv license again.

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  • Belfast

    Sep 19, 2017 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #25

    Jibs holiday home is actually the BIG house In Durham (Hmp)

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  • Belfast

    Sep 19, 2017 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #26

    Are you going gender neutral optimistic ? It’s in vouge at the moment.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 19, 2017 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #27

    OP it won’t work if it has a horrible swear word in it.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Sep 19, 2017 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #28

    Belfast @26 – difficult to aruge with that!!

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  • Belfast

    Sep 19, 2017 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #29

    Yep, It’s my new excuse anytime I get dirty looks for using the disabled toilets in Tescos.

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 19, 2017 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #30

    Belfast

    I was thinking about it

    Tsunki

    She’s rough mate, all her tattoos are spelt right though.

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  • TyneMouth

    Sep 19, 2017 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #31

    The PL POWER RANKINGS.

    15 Teams represented in the top 50 players;

    Man City…..10
    Man Utd……..8
    Chelsea………5
    Newcastle…..4
    Spurs…………4
    Brighton…….3
    Arsenal………3
    Burnley………3
    Stoke…………2
    Hudders……..2
    Watford………2
    Swansea…….1
    South’ptn……1
    Liverpool…….1
    Westham…….1

    5 other teams with no players in the top 50…

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  • Lindisfarne

    Sep 19, 2017 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #32

    If all the ‘big’ teams fall away again perhaps Rafa will be able to go one better than P45due and get us into the Champions League………..mind I don’t think he would hang around if there was only one signing that followed.

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 19, 2017 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #33

    jail

    2 things i promised the misses i wont play 1 being fm manager and the other is tribal wars
    as i tend to lose time

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  • Ron Knee

    Sep 19, 2017 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #34

    Tim Krul playing tonight.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #35

    Don’t want anymore approved blogger lists. Causes nowt but bother.
    Knackers on the list are emboldened and write more shyte.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Sep 19, 2017 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #36

    What’s this list all about?? Is it the same as Schindlers?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Sep 19, 2017 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #37

    Jail for Ashley
    Sep 19, 2017 at 4:32 PM
    Comment #11
    If you think our freelancing supporter from the Valleys is annoying there was nothing worse than someone publishing a list of the seven under 23 LB’s with one year left on their contracts they’d “scouted” on FM

    Jail there’s no one more annoying than you with your constant whinging about others, it’s a blog get over it.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Sep 19, 2017 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #38

    I bet I’m on the frigging list, shock horror, whatever the list is about.

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  • toon kk

    Sep 19, 2017 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #39

    We’ve had a great start to our season, nine points is very good. But without sounding negative we have had a run of winable games otherwise we’d be in a different position in the league. Winning these games was/is very important not just for the points but for a conference boost for the team. Three points against Brighton would be fantastic.
    We still need a quality striker even if people think we are doing just fine without.
    A quality no.9 is always going to be the main point winner over the course of a season.

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  • jimmysmith

    Sep 19, 2017 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #40

    Not at all sure Rafa was misled. Perhaps Ashley should have more precisely said “every last penny, and not a penny more”. The club of course cannot put all its assets on the pitch. It also has to develop and maintain infrastructure etc. Even so, you can see us establishing ourselves in the top 8 under Rafa within those parameters, maybe by the end of next season. Beyond that if he does have that Wenger like free hand, he may stay on longer term. There aren’t that many elite jobs that offer that, and even fewer I think that has the same match day experience.

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