Darlow could retain his starting place in the (1)4-4-2, with Lascelles and Clark as the centre-backs. Dummett may play out wide as the left full-back, with Yedlin playing as the right-sided full-back. Shelvey and Diame should start in central-midfield, whilst Ritchie and Kenedy play as Newcastle’s wide men. Gayle might start as the main striker with Ayoze Perez. I think it is time for Joselu to make a career change from football, and I sense the feeling that Rafa Benitez feels the same way!
Yedlin – Clark – Lascelles – Dummett
Ritchie – Shelvey – Diame – Atsu