Newcastle are currently on a six game winning streak and now look like serious contenders for the Premier League fourth spot. They’re brimming with confidence as they head to Wigan this weekend

Newcastle fans are now so desperate to watch their team close of the season in style Alan Pardew has made a plea to Wigan to allocate more tickets for the travelling fans.

Wigan are currently hovering above the drop zone and will need to secure all three points. Aside from losing to Fulham last weekend, Wigan have had some great form recently turning over Man United at home and Arsenal away.

Papiss Cisse has only had 27 shots in total so far this season, 66.66% of those have been on target. Of Pappiss’s 18 shots on target he’s translated 55% of those into goals.

Cisse is currently averaging 1.1 goals per game for Newcastle so far this season.

Cabaye’s two goals last weekend were a reward for his impressive performances throughout the season. He’s already covered 182.2 miles for Newcastle this season and will be looking to break the 200-mile mark before the end of the season.

Senegalese striker, Demba Ba, is Newcastle’s highest ranked player in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. He currently sits 13th in the overall standings.

According to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, Ba has scored 32.6% of Newcastle’s total goals this season. Ba has put 16 in the back of the net this season.

Al Habsi has been solid in goal for Wigan this season, and made crucial saves against Fulham last weekend. Al Habsi has completed 171 saves so far this season, which is the fifth most saves made this season.

Maynor Figueroa completed his 100th tackle last weekend against Fulham and remains top of the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index for tackles completed this season.

Figueroa has the most impressive stats in the Premier League for tackles completion rate, so far this season. According to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index 79% of all the tackles he attempted he’s won.

Gary Caldwell has been throwing himself in the way of shots this season. He’s made 40 blocks for Wigan this season, no other player has made more than 40 blocks.

Stats courtesy of EA SPORTS Player Performance Index

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  1. Sol

    Seems the stats show that we've been the shooting team & them the blocking team, so should be interesting to see if they're able to stop our 3 prong attack strike force, tho saying that, now Cabaye has found his scoring boots, make that a 4 prong attack strike force… 🙂


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