Prior to the takeover, Newcastle were struggling to find any beacon of light this season apart from the performances of our talisman Allan Saint-Maximin.

The season recommences this weekend following the conclusion of the October international break, which didn’t bring a call-up to the France squad for our number 10.

Saint-Maximin has played a huge part in helping us pick up a measly three points in the league and he has been named in the WhoScored.com team of the season so far.

The statistics website has the former Nice man in the Premier League’s best performing team of the campaign.

Does Saint-Maximin deserve his place?

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With two goals and three assists from seven Premier League matches, the mercurial forward’s performances have more than justified his place in the league’s best eleven.

Whilst Callum Wilson has been out injured, the France under-21 international has carried the club’s attacking threat on his shoulders.

 

Although he hasn’t been able to earn his team’s first three points of the season, it hasn’t been through a lack of trying.

Only in trips to Aston Villa and Wolves has Saint-Maximin failed to register either a goal or an assist this season.

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With his striker partner Wilson nearing full fitness once again and the mood around the club transformed following the takeover, Saint-Maximin will be hoping to get the Magpies up the table ahead of the owners splashing the cash in January.

Newcastle welcome Tottenham to St James’ Park on Sunday and Saint-Maximin will be looking to expose a fragile defence that has already been breached several times this season.

Featuring in the Premier League’s best XI alongside the likes of Paul Pogba, Mohamed Salah and Bruno Fernandes shows the level Saint-Maximin is playing at.

But the dream at Newcastle now is that Saint-Maximin could be lining up alongside that calibre of world class players week in, week out at St James’ Park and leading the club into a new era of success.

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