Callum Wilson is Newcastle United's 'star player' this season - but how would they have coped without him? (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Revealed! How every Premier League side would have coped without their star players this season and where Newcastle United, Manchester United, Liverpool and Leeds United rank

Every football team has their ‘star players’, but what would happen if they were removed from each side?

By Joe Buck
Sunday, 6th March 2022, 2:20 pm

Managers are increasingly reliant on their squads in order to cope with the demands of modern football. But within those squads, each team have certain players which make them tick and win them games.

To discover how reliant each Premier League team is on their ‘star player’, have compiled a Premier League table of how much each team would be impacted if their ‘star player’ and consequently their goal contributions (goals and assists) were removed from the team this season.

Using this data, we have ranked how each team would be most affected by this change from the sides that would be hampered the most, to the sides that actually would ‘benefit’ from this change. (Note: ‘star players’ are ranked as each team’s top scorer this campaign)

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