Newcastle United Have The Best Defence In The Premier League In 2022-2023 Season


Newcastle United since the Saudi takeover have taken the Premier League by storm and currently have the best defense in the league.

Newcastle United Have The Best Defence In The Premier League This Season

While Chelsea spent a record £482.64 million in transfers this season, Newcastle United surprisingly spent  £254.8 million in signing their current squad.

Interestingly, Newcastle United’s spending is paying off as they are 4th on the Premier League table with 56 points after 30 matches, Chelsea are 11th with just 39 points after 31 matches.

Having spent that much amount, it is fair that Newcastle are in their current position and are vying for European football next season.

The Magpies lost their last match 3-0 to Aston Villa which ended their 5-match unbeaten run in the Premier League this season.

They have, however, won the last 5 out of their 8 matches in the Premier League and have conceded an average of 0.80 goals per game since the beginning of the season in the league.

This form shows that Newcastle United have conceded an average number of goals per game of 1.38 in the last 8 league matches, which is 72.5% higher than their current season’s average.

They are currently in 4th place in the league standings with 56 points, 3 points behind Manchester United and 3 points above Tottenham.

Out of their remaining 8 league matches, Newcastle will play more matches at home (5) than away (3) before the end of the league season.

With the 56 points they have garnered this season, the Magpies have picked up 25 points more than they did last season after 30 matches, and their total in the current season is also 27 points higher than it was two seasons ago at the same stage.

Newcastle United Have The Best Defence In The Premier League This Season

This is a massive progress for the team as the fans are witnessing the best version of their club since Alan Shearer’s era.

Premier League Defence Stats

TeamGoals againstAvg per gameClean Sheets
1Newcastle United240.8013
2Manchester City280.9310
5Manchester United371.2314
6Brighton & Hove Albion371.289
8Crystal Palace401.258
9Aston Villa411.2811
10West Ham United411.377
13Wolverhampton Wanderers441.389
14Tottenham Hotspur451.459
16Leicester City561.756
18Nottingham Forest591.847
20Leeds United621.945

You can see from the above table that even the best in the league – Arsenal – are struggling defensively this season as they have conceded more goals than Chelsea who are in the worst form in their history.

Manchester City on the other hand – who are title rivals behind Arsenal – have conceded 4 goals more than Newcastle.

Newcastle United F.C.

Newcastle United Football Club is an English football club that is based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear.

The club plays in the Premier League which is the highest level of the English football league system.

Newcastle United was founded in 1892 by the merger of Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End.

St James’ Park is the team ground where they play all their home matches and it is located at the center of Newcastle City.

Newcastle United Have The Best Defence In The Premier League This Season

In the mid-1990s, the capacity was modified to contain 52,305 persons in line with requirement that all Premier League clubs have all-seater stadiums.

Since joining the Football League in 1893, they have never dropped and have spent 90 seasons in the top-flight as at May 2022.


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