We were so impressed with the way Sean Longstaff played and handled himself in his first Premier League start at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Jonjo Shelvey is having problems with his thigh injury but the way the local lad played with discipline and skill in the middle of the park on Saturday surely means he will get more games for Newcastle this season.
On the good form he showed against the very expensive Chelsea players he deserves to.
Sean is narrowly second in our poll to another player who was making his first Premier League start – this time for the season.
Sean Longstaff – played extremely well in his first PL start
Florian Lejeune is pure class and played on Saturday as though he had never been away from the first team this season.
But he has recovered well from a severe ACL knee injury he picked up in training in late July.
During the recovery, the center-back worked his socks off to get fit as soon as possible and in doing so he showed the fans what an excellent character and temperament he has.
So these two players were our best players at Chelsea followed by Martin Dubravka who had a solid game in goal for the Magpies.
Let’s hope that Lejeune can make a difference at the back and 21-year-old Longstaff will get more playing time through the end of the season.
Hopefully, they can help us survive in what is another tough season for Rafa and the players.