One man who has stood out is Christian Atsu who under Steve Bruce looks like a new man.
Of course, stats don’t always tell the true story, but the 27-year-old has turned in some lively displays since he came on as a substitute in Newcastle’s 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.
Allan Saint-Maximin went down injured, and Atsu came on – he provided a beautiful ball for Joelinton to score the winner and hasn’t looked back.
In the following match against Watford Atsu was a constant menace down the left and provided numerous chances for his team – including one for Miguel Almiron who should have scored but fluffed his lines.
Whether it was the added competition or the arrival of Bruce that has changed Atsu no one knows but no one will care as long as he keeps producing good performances for Newcastle.
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