Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Toon Second-Top of League - for the Number of Players Used in Top Flight This Term

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Toon Second-Top of League - for the Number of Players Used in Top Flight This Term

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MOST PLAYERS USED IN PREMIER LEAGUE THIS SEASON: Manchester United: 33 Newcastle United: 30 Liverpool: 29 NEWCASTLE UNITED APPEARANCES Georginio Wijnaldum: 30 appearances (30 starts) Daryl Janmaat: 29 appearances (29 starts) Moussa Sissoko: 29 appearances (29 starts) Ayoze Perez: 27 appearances (19 starts, 8 as sub) Fabricio Coloccini: 26 appearances (26 starts) Aleksandar Mitrovic: 26 appearances (20 starts, 6 as sub) Chancel Mbemba: 25 appearances (25 starts) Jack Colback: 23 appearances (22 starts, 1 as sub) Rob Elliot: 21 appearances (21 starts) Vurnon Anita: 21 appearances (17 starts, 4 as sub) Paul Dummett: 17 appearances (17 starts) Siem de Jong: 16 appearances (3 starts, 13 as sub) Papiss Cisse: 14 appearances (8 starts, 6 as sub) Cheick Tiote: 13 appearances (9 starts, 4 as sub) Florian Thauvin: 13 appearances (3 starts, 10 as sub) Jamaal Lascelles: 12 appearances (5 starts, 7 as sub) Jonjo Shelvey: 9 appearances (9 starts) Tim Krul: 8 appearances (8 starts) Rolando Aarons: 8 appearances (3 starts, 5 as sub) Yoan Gouffran: 8 appearances (2 starts, 6 as sub) Massadio Haidara: 7 appearances (6 starts, 1 as sub) Steven Taylor: 7 appearances (6 starts, 1 as sub) Andros Townsend: 5 appearances (4 starts, 1 as sub) Gabriel Obertan: 5 appearances (3 starts, 2 as sub) Henri Saivet: 4 appearances (2 starts, 2 as sub) Emmanuel Riviere: 3 appearances (1 start, 2 as sub) Kevin Mbabu: 3 appearances (2 starts, 1 as sub) Seydou Doumbia: 3 appearances (0 starts, 3 as sub) Ivan Toney: 2 appearances (0 starts, 2 as sub) Karl Darlow: 1 appearance (1 start) Chris Waugh @CHRISDHWAUGH NEWCASTLE United's squad has been tested to its very limits this season, with the Magpies having fielded 30 players in the Premier League - the second-highest

in the entire top fight.

Only Manchester United, who have used 33 different players, have fielded more this season.

The Magpies have used three different goalkeepers, eight defenders and six forwards - but it is in midfield where they have really stretched their options to breaking point.

A staggering 13 midfielders have been used collectively by Steve McClaren and his successor Rafa Benitez during this Premier League campaign so far. …

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