Four Changes – This Could Be Newcastle’s Team For Norwich

It’s always difficult to pick the side Rafa Benitez picks for each game since he rotates the squad and sometimes surprises us with his team selection.

After the performance on Saturday at Villa Park which for almost 70 minutes was very good, we’re not sure he will make too many changes for tonight’s game against Norwich City.


Christian Atsu – could start tonight

A big question is who will Rafa start in goal and the Chronicle is saying they think he will stick with Sels.

Then Dwight Gayle and Mo Diame missed at least two chances each to score on Saturday and if they had taken those chances we would have been home and dry and before the break too.

But it didn’t happen that way – and it’s now behind us.

Here’s the team we think Rafa could pick for tonight’s game:

Yedlin Lascelles (c) Clark Dummett
Shelvey Hayden
Atsu Perez Ritchie

So there’s four changes to the side that started at Aston Villa and it may not be as many as that.

Rafa could stick with Sels in goal, but we’d be surprised if he changes the defense too much and we are assuming DeAndre Yedlin, who had a great game on Saturday, is fit after he took a knock to his ankle against Villa.

Maybe Rafa will bring a fit again Jack Colback back into the team in place of Hayden and he may even stick with Gayle and Diame to give them a chance after Saturday’s misses.

A shock change could be Cheick Tiote starting.

What would your team be for tonight?

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