NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MAY 24: Jonas Gutierrez of Newcastle United celebrates scoring his team's second goal with his team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St James' Park on May 24, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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).

Tuesday, 15th October 2019, 4:45 pm

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.

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