Rafa Benitez has built a strong squad in the summer transfer window and a good question would be what’s our best team now?
But Rafa will use the squad well and we will probably see three or four changes in the side for every game as we go to two games a week again starting at Derby County next Saturday.
Isaac Hayden – in Team 1
We have created two different teams from the squad of players we have and are asking which is the better team – the stronger team.
If they played a game at St. James’ Park against each other, which team would win?
Anita Mbemba Clark Gamez/Haidara
Richie Perez Aarons/Atsu
Yedlin Lascelles Hanley Dummett/Lazaar
Gouffran Diame Gayle
I think most players have been included – even if Dwight Gayle is a bit out of position.
We haven’t included Rob Elliot – who will probably not be fit until late November at best.
For team 2 use whoever you think is the better of the two left backs – between Dummett and Lazaar and the same thing in Team 1 between Gamez and Haidara.
The same for the left wing spot in Team 1 between Atsu and Aarons.
And then tell us which team you think is the better team and would win the game.