Despite many predicting a relegation battle, Newcastle are playing above expectations, firmly holding the mid-table in their hands.
A big reason for this is Allan Saint-Maximin. The pacey winger brought chaos to the opposition defenders constantly.
Steve Bruce set up a very defensive system, with Saint-Maximin acting as the only creative outlet going forward.
However, Sky Sports confirmed he will be out for a month with a hamstring injury he suffered against Southampton.
This means that he will miss the hectic schedule ahead of Christmas and the New Year.
The Magpies won their last two matches, and now the others – mainly Miguel Almiron – will have to take the creative burden.