Three Newcastle United players have been selected in this week's statistical Premier League 'Best XI' (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Three Newcastle United stars feature in Premier League ‘Best XI’ alongside Tottenham, Chelsea and Brighton players

A trio of Magpies impressed enough against Nottingham Forest to earn themselves a spot in this week’s statistical Premier League best XI.

Goals from Fabian Schar and Callum Wilson secured Eddie Howe’s side a 2-0 win over Steve Cooper’s newly-promoted Nottingham Forest.

The Magpies controlled proceedings throughout and although their visitors threatened to spoil a party atmosphere on Tyneside, they eventually secured a comfortable victory.

Newcastle finished the weekend in 5th place, only outside the Champions League places on alphabetical order at this stage.

Whilst there’s still plenty of games to be played in the top-flight, it was a very encouraging way to kick-off the season.

Here, courtesy of data provided by Who Scored.com, we take a look at the Premier League’s statistical best XI from the opening weekend.

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Newcastle finished the weekend in 5th place, only outside the Champions League places on alphabetical order at this stage.

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