Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United talks to Isaac Hayden and teammates during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Newcastle United at American Express Community Stadium on March 20, 2021 in Brighton, England.

Every Newcastle United player's average Premier League rating this season – who ranks best and worst?

Twenty nine games down, just nine to go for Newcastle United season.

Saturday, 27th March 2021, 4:00 pm

It started as a bit of an up and down campaign, but has accelerated predominantly downwards since mid-December with Steve Bruce’s Magpies on a run of two wins in 20 games in all competitions at present.

United currently sit just two points above third bottom Fulham, with a significantly worse goal difference, although they do have a game in hand on the Cottagers.

Here our writer Liam Kennedy has pored over the ratings from the opening 29 fixtures and averaged out the best and worst performers. To get a rating each player must have started at least five Premier League games, cup appearances or bench showings are not included – a rule which cuts out recently restored Martin Dubravka, Geordie duo Matty Longstaff and Andy Carroll (all four) and out of favour and out of form striker Dwight Gayle (two).

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