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Newcastle United: Fans react to incredible Jetro Willems statistic

Newcastle United: Fans react to incredible Jetro Willems statistic

Jetro Willems has been a shining light so far this season, marking himself out as one of Steve Bruce’s most reliable at the back. 

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Jetro Willems, who signed in the summer on a season-long loan from Eintracht Frankfurt, may have had a torrid debut game for the Magpies – but has since went on to show the fans why he was brought to St James Park.

The 25-year-old, according to WhoScored.com, currently averages 1.8 tackles per game with a similar clearance and block record – but where Willems really stands out is his passing success rate, with 82.5% of his passes finding a team-mate.

It’s clear the Netherlands international adds some much-needed fluidity when passing out from the back, and his comfort on the ball highlights himself as a real asset to this Newcastle side.

However, this isn’t the only statistic that has baffled supporters – with a recent tweet stating: “Jetro Willems has faced 26 ground duels so far this season, and he’s won 23 of them – with this 88% success rate it’s the best from any Premier League full back as things stand.”

Understandably, Newcastle supporters have flocked to this message and voiced their praise for the defender:

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