Steve McClaren has a fight on his hands if he is to ensure Newcastle United do not endure a 2015 to forget with the Magpies closing in on one of the worst points tallies ever over a calender year.
In the 27 Premier League fixtures involving the Toon since January 1st 2015, Newcastle have accumulated a total of just 16 points.
That number includes just three victories – home wins over Aston Villa and West Ham United as well as a single success on the road against Hull City - adding up to a figure that is sure to have alarm bells ringing even louder on Tyneside.
Alongside those three wins there have been a further seven draws – at home against Burnley, Stoke, West Brom, Southampton and most recently Chelsea as well as on the road against Crystal Palace and Manchester United – and a further 17 defeats.
To break those numbers down further, it means that Newcastle have collected just five points on the road this season and 11 at home.
But the Toon's tally of just 16 point in the Premier League in 2015 is made all the more concerning when you compare it to two of the teams that were relegated from the English top-flight last season.
Burnley dropped down into the Championship last May but still racked up 17 points in the Premier League in 2015 while Hull collected 19 points since the start of the year.
Unless Newcastle buck their ideas up soon, this current squad could end up being one of the Premier League's very worst.