The Paraguayan’s rating on their database is 6.35, with these marks only being given to the players that have made 5 starts or more this season.
Here’s the team in full:
They claim this was the reason for his inclusion in the team:
“Of those yet to score a Premier League goal this season, Miguel Almirón has had more shots (21) than any other player. The Paraguayan is yet to really live up to his potential following his big money arrival from Atlanta United and his struggles under Steve Bruce for Newcastle this season has seen him yield a WhoScored rating of only 6.35.”
The reason for his low rating is based on his high price tag and the potential that he supposedly hasn’t lived up to yet. It’s true that the stats aren’t necessarily in Miggy’s favour with a total of 0 goals and 0 assists, but what the numbers will not tell you is his overall impact on the pitch.
The winger has been involved in at least 4 of the last 7 goals that Newcastle United have scored, whether it be winning a free-kick or playing a key pass in the build up (see Clark’s goal vs West Ham and Yedlin’s goal vs Bournemouth).
He works tirelessly and has been unlucky not to have opened his account yet for the Magpies, though he’s getting closer.
Journalist and friend of Miguel Almirón, Roberto Rojas, has spoken out against his inclusion in the “worst rated” Premier League team of the season:
You cannot fault Almirón for his effort and his desire to help the team. There is more to Miggy than the stats and even though his confidence may be low, he never hides.
We’re all desperate for him to score and when he does, St. James Park will explode.