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.
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.
Anita Mbemba Lascelles (c) Clark
Atsu Diame Richie
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?