End of season update revealing official Premier League stats – Newcastle United
When it comes to understanding this recently concluded Newcastle United 2020/21 season, these recently updated official Premier League stats can be invaluable.
The final table said Newcastle finished twelfth with 45 points.
However, Newcastle United were 14 points off 10th (top half) and just six points above 17th (bottom fourth).
These Premier League stat charts below are taken from the official PL website and help tell us the real story of this past NUFC season.
Newcastle United’s defense need to make more clearances than any of the other 19 clubs in the PL.
Only Burnley’s players make more blocks than Newcastle United’s.
Only West Brom makes fewer passes than Newcastle United.
Only Palace and Burnley make fewer balls than NUFC.
Long ball team? Only three clubs with more long balls than NUFC.
Only the two clubs with fewer corners than Steve Bruce’s team.
POSSESSION (This PL table via Transfermarkt – Average home possession, average away possession and overall H&A):
Only West Brom have on average less possession than Newcastle United’s overall average of 38.7%.
I’ll leave it to you to make your own deductions from the Premier League stat tables above, as to typical tactics put in place under Steve Bruce in 2020/21 …