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Newcastle United’s predicted Premier League finish compared to Leeds, Everton and Aston Villa

Could Newcastle United be laying the foundations for their most memorable season in a decade?

It has been a largely positive start to the season for Newcastle United.

With just under a month to go until a World Cup-enforced break, the Magpies sit in a European place after losing just one of their opening nine games of the campaign. That is a contrast to the situation United found themselves in just 12 months ago when sat in the relegation zone and without a win after a dismal start to the season under former manager Steve Bruce.

With an impressive summer in the transfer market building on the success of their January trading, Eddie Howe’s squad has quickly come together and put in place the foundations for a much-improved season this time around. But how far could the Magpies go? Is European football a genuine possibility or will a more modest target of a top ten place remain in place?

With the aid of the stats experts at fivethirtyeight.com, NewcastleWorld looks at where Howe’s men are predicted to finish in this season’s Premier League table?

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