2019/20 Newcastle United Review: Jamaal Lascelles

Jamaal Lascelles of Newcastle United.(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Jamaal Lascelles of Newcastle United.(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images) /

Serving as the Newcastle United captain once again, Jamaal Lascelles continued to showcase his importance to the club’s success.

Center-back Jamaal Lascelles spent another season as Newcastle United’s captain. While he wasn’t always at his best all the time, largely due to injuries, he is still a vital piece to the core of this club.

2019-20 EPL stats: 24 appearances, 115 clearances, one goal, 128 recoveries

Expert Breakdown

Durim Halimi: Jamaal Lascelles struggled with inconsistency last season, but he was in top form for the Magpies this term. Lascelles did well to organize the back line, was a vocal leader, and put his body on the line several times to make life easier for Martin Dubravka.

It is unfortunate that the skipper had to miss time off the pitch due to injuries, but, when fit, he has shown that is capable of being a general on the pitch.

Carson A. Merk: If you want to know how talented and important Lascelles is, just watch Newcastle United’s defense when he isn’t out there. Battling injuries again this season, his absence often leaves the Magpies’ backline in shambles without clear communication.

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He’s only 26 years old and is just entering his prime as a center-back. If he can stay healthy, he will continue to climb the ranks of top defenders in the Premier League.