Now that we know that both Fabricio Coloccini and Chancel Mbemba will miss tonight´s game at Stoke and Saturday´s home game against Bournemouth – we´ll take another shot at what Newcastle´s best team could be for tonight´s game at the Britannia Stadium.
The manager has hinted he may drop some players and we suppose there is a likelihood that he could drop two of the stars – Moussa Sissoko and Gini Wijnaldum – who don´t always turn up at away games.
Jonjo Shelvey – will captain the side tonight
But we doubt that will happen and with Aleksandar Mitrovic fit again we think this is the probable line-up tonight.
Janmaat Taylor Lascelles Dummett
Sissoko Colback Shelvey (c) Townsend
Subs: Darlow Sterry Saivet de Jong Aarons Doumbia Perez
If Steve does drop Gini Wijnaldum he could replace him with the experienced Siem de Jong in the number 10 role – and if Moussa Sissoko is dropped it seems Rolando Aarons or Ayoze Perez could start in his place on the wing.
Now to the important stuff – what would your team be for tonight and who would be your captain?