And if the first forays of action this week prove anything, it’s that the form book pre-COVID has well and truly gone out the window.
But with NINE games to go, who have been Newcastle’s best and worst in the Premier League? Here’s everything from goals, shots, tackles and more...
1. Top goalscorer
Jonjo Shelvey has five goals in the Premier League this season.
Photo: Stu Forster
Andy Carroll may only have played a handful of games but he's tied for top provider this season on three with Christian Atsu.
Photo: Alex Livesey
He may not be everyone's cup of tea, but Joelinton ties with Martin Dubravka for the most Newcastle appearances this season - 29.
Photo: Ian MacNicol
4. Most minutes
Martin Dubravka has played every minute of Premier League action for United this season totalling 2610 minutes.
Photo: Nathan Stirk