NUFC player ratings vs Burnley – One 9, three 8’s, several 7’s and a few 6’s

Catch your breath lads and lasses. We got a vital three points, but by heck, it wasn’t a comfortable ride!

We were the better team and deserved the points, however it was clear to see the lack of confidence in the team and desperation to get all three points as the clock ticked by.

Eddie Howe now has the platform to build on. The next few matches are tough on paper, but the same application as we have seen this past week and we may have a chance.

Below we rate each player:

Martin Dubravka – 7 – A first clean sheet of the season for the team and it comes in Dubravka’s third match of the season. He didn’t have a great deal to do, but he offered an assured presence.

Javier Manquillo – 6 – It was a typical steady but unspectacular performance from Manquillo. He was solid in both halves of the pitch, without standing out.

Fabian Schar – 7 – I didn’t particularly notice much about Schar’s performance, which means he went about his job well and a sign he’s not doing anything stupid! He didn’t stand out as much as Lascelles and he is still a little suspect in aerial duels, yet his calmness and quality on the ball is key in games like this.

Jamaal Lascelles – 9* – It was a colossal performance from the captain as he looked like he had a point to prove. Many didn’t want him to be named in the team, but he showed why Howe wants him involved with so many big clearances and aerial wins. Hopefully the start of a resurgence from the skipper.

Jamal Lewis – 8 – He is slowly going about his business in a tidy fashion. It seems criminal that he was out of the team for so long. Very good at the back and a nice overlapping option when he goes forward.

Jonjo Shelvey – 6 – It was a decent display in the middle of the park from Shelvey, without standing out in the same way he did against Brentford. His forward passing is key in injecting pace into our game.

Joe Willock – 7 – There will be some criticism of Joe Willock after today. I personally sympathise with his role, as he is required to do a lot of running to cover for Shelvey and Saint-Maximin. There are fewer that work harder than the summer signing and his forward drive was evident today.

Joelinton – 8 – Another very good performance from the Brazilian. His hold up play and ability to link the defence and attack was important. Like Willock, he is one of the hardest working players in the team.

Miguel Almiron – 6 – There we’re flashes of his quality going forward, but there is some rustiness to his game. In the first half, he blazed over from range ignoring the chance to play in Willock. In the second half, he came close to scoring on a couple of occasions, having one goal-bound shot well blocked.

Allan Saint-Maximin – 6 – There were some exciting moments from the Frenchman, but his decision making was a concern. That’s the case for all of the attackers, which is why they all have been marked down one.

Callum Wilson – 8 – It was a match winning display from Wilson. He is so good at running the channels and he causes chaos for opposition defenders. His goal was very well taken.


Federico Fernandez – 6 – He will be disappointed not to start and rightly so, but he helped us get through with three points.

Jacob Murphy – N/A

9 thoughts on “NUFC player ratings vs Burnley – One 9, three 8’s, several 7’s and a few 6’s

  1. Only 6 for shelvey come on ollie think you were watching wrong player with that Mark agreed with your mark with lascelles shut a few of the moaners up


  2. Darren Bebb:
    Only 6 for shelvey come on ollie think you were watching wrong player with that Mark agreed with your mark with lascelles shut a few of the moaners up

    Not my ratings, mate!

    I reckon Shelvey was worthy of a 7. Is putting in a shift and showing more consistency on the ball!


  3. Some harsh ratings mind …. thought shelvey, manny and Almiron were very good doing a lot of the dirty work winning the ball back and closing down to stop the Burnley crosses and long ball hump. Good team performance we played scruffy against a team of spoilers and got a well deserved win.


  4. Was scrappy win but nice to finally get that pressure of our backs. As for your ratings I feel you’ve give Willock and Joelinton a bit to much credit, sure Joelinton offered strength and hold up play but comparing to last few performances is wasnt as good, 7 at best imo. As for Willock I thought he was greedy when he got the ball and should have done better. There was many 7s today but stand outs for me was Lascelles, Shelvey , Wilson and I think your a bit harsh on ASM, Burnley struggled to handle him today and he created couple good chances, surely worth a 7 anyway.


  5. Willock wasn’t a 7 … he was very poor.

    His passing was awful.
    Passing too far in front … too far behind .. putting his team mates in pressure situations, losing momentum.


  6. Darren Bebb:
    Only 6 for shelvey come on ollie think you were watching wrong player with that Mark agreed with your mark with lascelles shut a few of the moaners up

    Don’t you actually read who wrote the article before whinging?


  7. I have never seen such badly thought out ratings.
    Did you just get confused because we won?

    Dubravka – 7 – had nothing to do but you say “offered an assured presence”? WTF is that?
    Manquillo – 6 – solid and steady? sounds a bit of a low mark for “solid and steady”.
    Schar – you gave him a 7 then said you didn’t notice him on the pitch?
    Lascelles -9 – what are you on – he was abysmal. made 2 tackles all night and was AWOL when he was really needed. He’s past it and should be first out the door in January.
    Willock -7 – how did he get 7 – he was hopeless.
    Shelvey – only 6 and you say he had a good game? Dubravka got a 7 for doing nothing, and Schar got a 7 and you said you didn’t see him on the pitch. We get it – you don’t like Shelvey, even trying to blame him for Willock’s poor performance.
    Wilson – 8 – shows that you are a fairly typical set-in-your-ways Toon fan. With the exception of the goal Wilson was pretty average.

    You have absolutely no consistency in your rating.


  8. Disagreeing with a rating is not whinging Byker bill was given honest response to something my opinion was shelvey deserved higher mark that’s all think you have mistaken me for kk are Helen if ollie didn’t do the ratings my mistake but wasn’t whinging



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