Jacob Murphy is surely Newcastle United's most unlucky player

Jacob Murphy of Newcastle in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on December 16, 2017 in London, England.

Newcastle United winger Jacob Murphy has lost his place in Rafael Benitez's line-up recently.

Newcastle player Jacob Murphy in action during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Newcastle United at Liberty Stadium on September 10, 2017 in Swansea, Wales.

Jacob Murphy may have a case for being Newcastle United’s most unlucky player.

Murphy endured a difficult start to life at Newcastle after arriving from Norwich City in a £12 million transfer last summer, as valued by Sky Sports.

However, he had just started to hit form, just as Rafael Benitez’s reshuffled his pack.

Jacob Murphy of Newcastle United arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Swansea City at St. James Park on January 13, 2018 in Newcastle upon...

Murphy appeared to be getting to grips with the task at hand at St. James’ Park, but Benitez brought in Kenedy in the January transfer window - and Murphy has been sidelined ever since.

Murphy has not even made it off the substitutes’ bench in Newcastle’s last two matches, which will have disrupted his momentum.

Jacob Murphy of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Burnley and Newcastle United at Turf Moor on October 30, 2017 in Burnley, England.

The 22-year-old has provided an assist against Stoke City, and claimed a goal against Manchester City, before being dropped to the bench.

And Murphy may feel unfortunate that he is the man to be missing out, as he hadn’t done much wrong, to lose his place in Benitez’s starting line-up.

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