We expect Rafa Benitez to make a few changes from the side that started at Fulham a week ago and put in a disappointing display.
That display gave us our first defeat of the season in the very first game – and that was a huge surprise for Newcastle fans – and probably for Rafa too.
So we expect the manager to include some powerful players in the side tomorrow, since we looked lightweight up front with very little physical prowess and we also lacked creativity.
Rafa also needs to bring in another specialized left back soon – hopefully it’s Brendan Galloway on loan from Everton next week, because even now with Sadio Haidara still out injured Paul Dummett is the only specialist left back we have at the moment.
It’s like deja vu all over again.
It is a little better than last season because we do now have Ciaran Clark and Jesus Gamez who can play there, although that’s not their preferred position.
We’d like to have Jonjo Shelvey and new arrival Mohamed Diame in the side tomorrow to give us strength, power and creativity in midfield.
Here’s the team we’d like to see start tomorrow:
Janmaat Hanley Lascelles (c) Dummett
Ritchie Shelvey Aarons
Subs: Darlow Clark Mbemba Colback Anita Perez Armstrong
Rafa could well play Anita in place of Hayden in that starting line-up and Chancel Mbemba could possibly make a return in central defense.
But having big men like Shelvey and Diame in the center of the pitch should give us a lot more power and creativity than we had at Fulham.
And with our next game being another home game against Reading on Wednesday night we will see Rafa make quite a few chances in the starting line-up for that game.
Now to the important stuff – what would your starting eleven be for tomorrow?