Jamaal Lascelles had an uncertain future at Newcastle United after Dan Burn forged an impressive partnership alongside Fabian Schar. The 28-year-old was dropped by Eddie Howe due to poor form and the Magpies were linked with potential replacements at centre-back, but Lascelles’ situation has flipped after returning to the starting eleven and putting in some good performances.
The 28-year-old finally got a chance to prove his worth in April and May and didn’t disappoint. After amassing just 117 minutes of Premier League football between mid-February and late-April, Howe brought Lascelles back to the fold for Newcastle’s final five league games.
He was given a player rating of 8/10 after the 3-0 win over Norwich City, received a player rating of 6/10 after the 1-0 defeat to Liverpool, had a player rating of 4/10 by after the 5-0 defeat to Manchester City, was given a player rating of 7/10 after the 2-0 win over Arsenal and received a player rating of 8/10 after the 2-1 win over Burnley, so he had a great finish to the campaign.
Lascelles has made 26 Premier League appearances this season, scoring one goal. He struggled during the first half of the campaign but looked more convincing in 2022 and was praised by Howe for his upturn in form, so there’s little chance he’s offloaded.