Players with a point to prove

5 – Joelinton: The 22-year-old became Newcastle’s most expensive signing this summer. His £40 million move to St. James’ Park has put pressure on him to provide the goals since Perez has been sold for £30 million and Newcastle didn’t make the Rondon move permanent. Last season Joelinton scored 7 and assisted 5 from 2136 …

xG explained

In previous posts I have mentioned xG and xA but not everyone knows what they are, xG is expected goals and xA is expected assists but what do they mean? In basic, xG measures the quality of shot being taken and the probability of it going in (out of 1). A simple xG model can …

The best players running down their contracts

10 – João Moutinho: The Portuguese midfielder is coming off a very impressive season with Wolves as he helped the newly promoted side finish 7th and get to the FA Cup semi-finals. João Moutinho was ever present in the Premier League as he started 35 matches and made 3 more appearances from the bench meaning …

The best under-21 players in Europe’s top 5 leagues

10 – Kai Havertz, 20-years-old: A player that really flourished under Peter Bosz’s new implemented system. Haverz, like Dele Alli and Antoine Griezmann, is a rare kind of player as he plays as a second striker. Due to his position being very rare within football at current, his price has been inflated from an already …

The best under 23 Ligue 1 players

10 – Joachim Andersen, 23-years-old: The 2018/19 season earnt Andersen a move from Sampdoria to Lyon. During 2018/19, Joachim started 32 matches and played a total of 2,880 minutes as Sampdoria conceded 51 goals, the ninth best in the league. The Danish centre back averaged 2.4 defensive actions (tackles and interceptions) as he played as …

The best Under 23 Calcio A players

10 – Cengiz Ünder, 22-years-old: The Turkish winger was a bright spot in what was a disappointing season for the Giallorossi. Cengiz wasn’t ever-present as he started 17 matches and made a further 9 appearances from the bench totalling in only 1378 minutes. In his somewhat limited minutes, he managed to score 3 times and …

The best Under 23 La Liga players

10 – Jules Koundé, 20-years-old: Another savvy signing by Monchi for Sevilla, Jules is going to Spain coming off a very impressive season for Bordeaux. He played an integral part as Les Girondins finished 2018/19 with the equal fifth best defence although Bordeaux finished 14th. Jules started 37 matches and managed to play a total …

The best Under 23 Bundesliga players

Following on from the top 10 under 23 players in the Premier League, this will be the top 10 under 23 players in the Bundesliga. As there are only 10 spots, some players have had to miss out such as Tyler Adams whos had to miss out due to only played 723 minutes for RasenBallsport …

The best Under 23 Premier League players

This is a list comprising the best players in the Premier League that will be 23 or under when the new season kicks off on the 9th August. As it is a top 10, some very good players have had to miss out, so honourable mentions to Rúben Neves, Lewis Cook, Issa Diop, Jack Grealish …

How Newcastle’s summer should go

Here is Newcastle’s squad: Goalkeepers: Karl Darlow – 38 league starts – 3420 minutes Martin Dúbravka – 0 league starts – 0 minutes Rob Elliot – 0 league starts – 0 minutes Defenders: Ciaran Clark – 9 league starts + 2 subs – 858 minutes Paul Dummet – 21 league starts + 5 starts – …

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