How many points are needed to avoid Premier League relegation? The stats are in Newcastle United's favour
Eight points from eight games – Newcastle United, at this stage, look on course to hit the traditional Premier League safety target of a point per game (38).
But does that figure ring true?
We’ve looked at every season since the top flight went from 22 to 20 teams in 1995/96 and ranked how many points would have secured safety.