Following Sunday’s 1-0 win over Swansea, TWO Newcastle United players have been named in the WhoScored Premier League Team of the Week, with ratings of 8.8 and 7.5 earning defenders Jamaal Lascelles and Jesus Gamez a well deserved spot in this week’s side.
WhoScored.com is one of the leading sites for football statistics, with ratings being given to players based on their contributions to games. It takes into consideration everything from passing, intercepting, shooting, tackling and dribbling, meaning each team of the week is picked objectively based on statistics and the highest player rating in each position.
As you can see, Jamaal Lascelles’ rating of 8.8 was the highest of any defender across the Premier League this weekend. This is easy to believe given he made a vital clearance off the line, won the vast majority of his duels both on the ground and in the air, was tidy in possession and scored the winning goal at the other end.
Jesus Gamez (7.5) was also rated as the top performing Premier League left-back over the weekend – an impressive feat given it was the Spaniard’s debut in the English top flight. A well deserved accolade, with the 32-year old defending astutely and supporting attacks well with some tidy passing and well timed forays forward.