Here’s A Possible Team For Tomorrow With Five Changes


It’s a very good question as to what the team will be for tomorrow’s home game against Wolves, but Rafa is likely to make several changes from the side that did  so well at Loftus Road.

We do have another game coming up on Tuesday night against Wolves, again at home in the 3rd round of the EFL Cup, so he will be making changes for tomorrow’s game.

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Daryl Murphy – could make debut tomorrow

And Rafa will want to win that EFL cup game and have a good run in both the local cups this season.

None of this nonsense about prioritizing the league over the cups with Rafa Benitez in charge of football matters at Newcastle.

Here’s a possible team for tomorrow which show five changes in personnel from Tuesday night at QPR.

Sels
Anita Mbemba Lascelles (c) Clark
Shelvey Colback
Atsu Diame Richie
Murphy

Rafa will presumably want to ensure that Daryl Murphy and Achraf Lazaar make their debuts tomorrow, so we would expect Achraf to be on the bench and be brought on in the second half at some point.

Lazaar could even start in place of Clark at left-back in the above side, but maybe that’s too many changes from Tuesday night?

We’ll hear from Rafa at his press conference early this afternoon and he may be just a little bit concerned by overconfidence and complacency for this game, following the rout in London.

What would your team be for tomorrow’s game, knowing that Rafa will be rotating the squad?

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86 comments so far

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #1

    Murphy will likely make his full debut in the cup midweek. Gayle and Diame will start I think.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #2

    On previous Jimmy.

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #3

    Is Mbamba fit for tomorrow?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #4

    Not many Rafa bingo entries so far lads. Mine’s in. Looks nowt like Ed’s.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #5

    WW…,
    Rafa won’t till him until a minute before kick off 😀

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  • hibbit

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #6

    WWSBRD

    learnt by mistake mid week a slight knock no longer means out for 3 weeks it now means ” a slight knock “

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  • expatmag

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #7

    JIMMY SMITH

    Some of your posts recently have been utter bollox……….corection..

    Utter double bollox

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #8

    Jfa

    Rafa bingo lineup

    Sels

    Anita laschelles mbemba dummett

    Shelvey Colback

    Ritchie Diame Gouffran

    Gayle

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #9

    Have a second tier club won the league cup before?

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #10

    Hail – I agree. Murphy might get a sub appearance at best. I see perez playing as well

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  • expatmag

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #11

    Thw sign of a very good ream is that the goals are being shared around and we are not reliant on a Remy or a Shearer or some kind of centre forward who accounrs for 60 to 70 per cent of our goals.

    I qonder when the last time was we had three central defenders on the scoresheet after 7 games of the season……or for that natter…..when was the last time we kept 6 clean sheets in a row.

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #12

    Haha right well on ur heads be it then

    Rafa Bingo
    Sels
    Anita Mbemba Lascelles Dummett
    Hayden Shelvey
    Ritchie Diame Goofy
    Gayle

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  • expatmag

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #13

    JFA

    CONFIRMED rafa bingo bollox

    Sels

    Anita Lascelles Mbemba Dummett

    Shelvey Hayden

    Ritchie Perez Atsu

    MItrovic

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #14

    don’t think rafa will make that many changes from the team that beat qpr
    if there fit they will play I expect more changes in the cup

    dummet Ritchie shelvey anita have all played a lot so but if I don’t expect them to be rotated till the cup game

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #15
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #16

    WW…,
    Same as mine but you’ve got Diame in over Mitro

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #17

    * but if fit

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #18

    Jail
    Great minds eh haha it was Perez was struggling with leaving out

    Best thing about this game is every manager we go up against plays the same thing trying to work out how to defend against us

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #19

    www
    jail

    it seems a harsh to drop any1 from the last match
    it will happen but it seems a little harsh

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #20

    I agree with jimmysmith that Perez and Mitrovic are the two real quality players amongst our strikers. Gayle has done well, and Murphy is obviously successful at this level, but neither has the same potential upside. Ultimately it’s performance at the level at which you are playing that counts of course, but Ayoze and Mitro have CL-type-player ability if they can harness it. (Shelvey and Ritchie in that category for me as well)

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #21

    beer
    Very harsh I agree but equally its harsh not to start Gayle, Diame and Atsu even Clark and Hanley have done nothing wrong

    Its good to finally have to be harsh on players

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #22

    ToF,
    Just because two strikers may be better than the other two, which of course can be a matter of opinion it doesn’t take away the fact that there is healthy competition for places.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #23

    Which Jimmy suggests there isn’t.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #24

    Confirmed Rafa Bingo

    Sels
    Anita Mbemba Lascelles Clark
    Shelvey Diame
    Yedlin Gayle Ritchie
    Mitro

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #25

    www

    it is harsh in a good way I think mitro and perez will play and be dropped in the cup when diame and gayle will come back in

    atsu will get his start in the cup I reckon Yedlin is in line for sat it will depend on the fitness of Ritchie

    goofy came off at 60 mins at qpr was it a knock or just to give atsu game time

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  • jimmysmith

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #26

    Gayle has the guile of Perez. Murphy has the quality of Mitro. I really doubt it.

    I’m alway’s right. Except when I’m wrong, but I’m right.

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #27

    beer
    U might be right but tbf its very hard to guess under Rafa because he takes training and condition into account something we arent able to see

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  • Ron Knee

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #28

    Lilongwe

    Yes, Yedlin might well start. We shall see, though!

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #29

    Neither Perez nor Mitro have done much to prove they are up to much tbf both were terrible last year

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  • jimmysmith

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #30

    Murphy is an able deputy to Mitrovic. Gayle will fall behind Perez and Mitrovic. That’s what I’m suggesting.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #31

    Jimmysmith,
    Gayle has four in five starts, how is there not competition, if Perez has an off game or looks jaded Gayle can come in and vise versa, or he may not play either of them and go with Mitro or Murphy up top on their own, what is your definition of competition for places Jimmy.

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  • Ian Toon

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #32

    Sometimes the most negative response comment(s) tell you just as much about what you’re doing right as what you’re doing wrong. If a fellow blogger hates your style or your opinions there are always those that don’t . Equally they simply dismiss the criticism because of the contribution made by your critic. ” Keep on keepin’ on,” as the song goes.

    Speaking personally I prefer the blog not to dumb down but be full of rich and varied comment which provides for different interpretation and opportunities for discussion. Certainly not puerile lists and the same historic comments endlessly expressed; different views and perspectives, even if we don’t always agree with them.

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  • hibbit

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #33

    got more chance of winning the lottery than second guessing Rafa
    not even sure his coaches know who’s going on that team sheet

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  • jimmysmith

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #34

    There is competition. I was just messing about Jail, to make the point that Perez and Mitro are real quality.

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #35

    Jail I didn’t mean that there isn’t genuine competition for a starting place. I accept that there is and would expect all four to be given plenty of opportunities.
    WWSBRD – if you asked a manager of a Champions League team to take two of our strikers who do you think would be picked?

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  • Budge123

    Sep 16, 2016 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #36

    Rafa Bingo Bango –

    Sels
    Anita Mbemba Lascelles Dummett
    Hayden Shelvey
    Ritchie Diame Atsu
    Gayle

    3-0 Home Win

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  • Ian Toon

    Sep 16, 2016 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #37

    I stand by —-Early days to make that claim. They have of course played together whereas other combinations haven’t. Good to have so many options.
    The combination of Mitrovic and Pérez both scored in a 2-1 victory against Spurs. Excellent blend but Gayle equally could play with either Murphy or Mitrovic.

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  • Budge123

    Sep 16, 2016 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #38

    Mitro has potential -has a lot to prove for me.

    Would like to see him in a front 2 with this quality of midfield behind him.

    Hope that this season is the making of him

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 16, 2016 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #39

    I thought you must have been Jimmy 😀
    Well said carl!

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 16, 2016 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #40

    ToF
    Perez and Mitro but if u asked a CL manager to take two striker from Wolves he’d still have to pick two players

    Both have potential but thats it

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