Newcastle head to Turf Moor on Monday evening to face Burnley, and they’ll be hoping for a big performance from star winger Kenedy.
The Brazilian looked back to his best in the Toon’s last match against Bournemouth, and was the creator for Salomon Rondon’s winning goal.
He’d also impressed supporters in Newcastle’s previous win against Watford, mainly due to a sensational last ditch challenge which helped secure victory.
The winger had previously been struggling for form ever since missing a penalty in the dying moments of a 0-0 with Cardiff.
That match had only been Newcastle’s second of the season, but it set the tone for their win-less run, and appeared to effect the youngster’s mentality.
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But after several poor performances, he looks to be playing with confidence again, and more importantly passion.
Recent statistics are now showing that Kenedy could even be the man to lead Newcastle to victory in their game against Burnley.
But the past six matches have seen a huge improvement in his willingness to go for goal.
He has recorded 13 shots over those fixtures, more than anyone on the Newcastle team.
This makes him arguably one of the Magpies’ most dangerous attacking players.
And unbelievably, its a statistic which also ranks him one of the highest in the league for efforts at goal (17).
He is joint sixth for shots at goal overall, which sees him place higher in the list than most strikers.
While Kenedy only has one goal so far this season, Burnley’s recent defensive woes may change that.
Why Kenedy will be key versus Burnley
Given Kenedy’s shooting statistics, Monday’s game against Burnley should be an attractive fixture for the winger.
The Clarets have looked shocking at the back in recent weeks, conceding at least four goals in three of their last four games.
Their 0-0 with Leicester last time out was largely thanks to a sensational performance form Joe Hart, who managed to keep the Foxes at bay.
But despite that result, they have still conceded 252 shots overall this season.
That is the worst tally out of any team in the league.
It means the Brazilian should get plenty of opportunities to test Hart in the Burnley goal.
With Newcastle in good form, his eye for goal may prove the difference between the two sides.