With Newcastle playing so well last week against West Brom and getting the required win – even though it was closer than it should have been, we don’t think Steve McClaren will be making many changes to the side for tomorrow’s game at Chelsea.
In fact the odds are that it will be an unchanged side.
The only doubt seems to be that Jack Colback is back fit again and the local lad has trained all week, so it may be that Steve McClaren may prefer his experience at left back in place of Rolando Aarons.
But that would be a little unlucky on Rolando who played very well last Saturday.
Jack Colback back in training at Benton
So it could be an unchanged team for tomorrow with both Jack Colback and Jamaal Lascelles on the bench – with Jamaal having served his one game suspension for his red card at Everton.
Here’s the likely team and the bench for tomorrow’s game.
Janmaat Taylor Coloccini (c) Aarons
Sissoko Tiote Shelvey Townsend
Subs: Darlow Lascelles Williams (U21 defender) Colback Saivet Perez Doumbia
This is an important game for us and it’s important we don’t lose it, because it’s our last one until we visit Stoke City on Wednesday, March 2nd.
Anything but a defeat would be good and a win would be terrific.