Rafa Benitez rotates his squad for most games, with maybe at least three changes and we wonder what the starting eleven will be for tomorrow’s home game against Blackburn.
All games are important this season but this game is a little more special because the side is close to creating a new record for Newcastle – if we win against Blackburn it will be the first time any side has won 10 consecutive games in all competitions.
We don’t think Rafa will make too many changes from the side that did so well at Elland Road last Saturday in getting a 2-0 win against an in-form side.
Blackburn manager Owen Coyle
But on the other hand we do have the quarter-finals of the League (EFL) Cup on Tuesday night at Hull City, so that game will come into his thinking.
This is the team Rafa could start tomorrow:
Yedlin Lascelles (c) Clark Dummett
Ritchie Diame Gouffran
The 23 year-old American DeAndre Yedlin could come in at right back for Vurnon Anita and maybe Issac Hayden will come in for Jack Colback who did well at Leeds.
Mohamed Diame could get a start in the withdrawn striker role behind Dwight Gayle in place of Ayoze Perez, who showed last Saturday he’s still in great goal-scoring form and surely will start this game in front of Aleksandar Mitrovic.
And we think Rafa will resist the temptation to give former Blackburn captain Grant Hanley a start against his former club.
What would you team be for tomorrow’s game?