The season may have come to an end, but that does not mean that we can not reflect on everyone’s performance. It is natural that some players may have shown more positive results than others; that is the beauty of football. You may be cheering on one player, maybe even placing some Free Bets on him, only to see him get injured right in the start.
Before we go over the top players, let us analyze first the team’s head coach; Stephen Roger Bruce (Steve Bruce). Steve Bruce (59) has already traveled a lot in England, most recently as the successor to Jos Luhukay at the second division team Sheffield Wednesday. There he achieved a solid point yield in 18 games. Nevertheless, the choice of Newcastle was a bit surprising, especially since they had to pay Sheffield a transfer fee of four million pounds. In the perception of most, there would have been better candidates who would not have cost a transfer. His past with arch-rivals AFC Sunderland also did not make him popular with the Newcastle annex at the beginning. It remains to be seen whether Bruce will be able to meet the increased demands of the club, which come with the money last invested. He has never been able to lead a club into the top half of the table. In 463 games in the Premier League, he has an average of just 1.12 points per game. That is 43 points over a 38 game season.
The Magpies change systematically depending on the opponent. They play against teams at eye level and below in 4-4-2, against slightly better teams in 5-3-2, and against the top teams in 5-4-1. In the past games, they played more in a 5-3-2 system, even against teams from the top half of the table with fast attackers like West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur. Newcastle United was not the dominant team in all three games, but with seven goals and seven points, the success speaks for itself – those seven points were extremely important for Newcastle United as Steve Bruce’s team is still in a relegation battle. Before the 2-1 win at Burnley, the Magpies were seven games in a row not victorious. The distance to the relegation rank was only two points at a time.
Enough about the coach and tactics, let us go back to our list. The strongest player this season has been, to no one’s surprise, Martin Dubravka. Dubravka is Newcastle United’s goalkeeper. After 18 matchdays he scored no goals and now holds the number 1754 scorer position in the Premier League. He has a goal conversion rate of 0%. The 2020/2021 season has seen Martin Dubravka hand out 0 assists. These statistics rank him 1697th. Moreover, he created no chances in total. According to these statistics, he is ranked number 2098th. He has won a total of 7 header duels and 0 tackles. The goalkeeper also blocked 0 shots. As a result of these statistics after 18 game days, he is ranked 2403rd among the best Premier League defenders.
As a strong second and with only a few points difference from Dubravka, comes Karl Darlow. He is also a goalkeeper, who has scored 0 times after 38 match days. Currently, he is the 2437th most prolific Premier League scorer. In terms of shots to goals, he has a conversion rate of 0. 0 assists have been tallied by Karl Darlow after 38 matchdays. The Premier League ranks him no 2485 based on these statistics. In addition, he has never created a chance. This makes him the 2200th best player in the Premier League. During this season, he won 22 aerial duels and 1 tackle. He made no additional blocks on top of this. As a result of these statistics, he is ranked as number 2256 in the Premier League.
Jacob Murphy is the third player on our list. He plays in the Midfielder – Right position. A total of two goals were scored by him after 18 matchdays of the 2020/2021 season. In the Premier League, he is now the number 790 top scorer, with 6.25 conversion rates from shots on goal. Jacob Murphy has 4 assists after 38 matchdays. These statistics rank him 255th. He also created a total of 14 chances. Using these statistics, he ranks 265th. In this season he has won a total of 11 header and 60 tackles. Three shots were also blocked by him. After 18 game days, these statistics show that he is 753rd in the Premier League’s ranking of best defenders.
Fourth place goes to Allan Saint Maximin. He is a Forward – Left central and has scored 3 times after 38 match days in the season 2020/2021. His goals make him the 550th Premier League scorer so far. The conversion rate of his shots to goals is 10. The 34-year-old has four assists after 38 matches. In Premier League statistics, he is 256th. The total number of chances created by him is 14. According to his stats, he is ranked number 267 in Premier League. Besides winning nine aerial duels, he has also won 39 tackles. He made no additional blocks on top of this. After matchday 38, according to these statistics, he is ranked number 1219 in the Premier League.
Last but not least on our rankings is Jamal Lascelles. , the team’s Defender – Central. In the season 2020/2021, he has scored twice after 38 match days. Currently, he is number 762 in the Premier League’s scoring charts. In terms of shots to goals, his conversion rate is 22.22. Despite 38 matchdays, Jamaal Lascelles has not provided an assist. The Premier League ranks him number 2487 according to these statistics. In addition, he has created two chances. Based on these statistics, he ranks 1448 in the Premier League. Jamaal has won 61 aerial battles this season and 44 tackles. Added to this, he made 16 blocks. He ranks on number 1087 in the Premier League according to these statistics after matchday 38.