We think Rafa will want to play quite a few of the players he started on Tuesday night at Hull for the game tomorrow night at the City Ground against Nottingham Forest.
In his press conference today for the game, the Newcastle manager admitted he will have to make a few changes – how many he still had to work out.
But we think it will be maybe only three or four changes and he said that it depended on the position as to which players would be able to play a second game in three days.
Antonio Gomez Perez, Rafa Benitez and Francisco De Miguel Moreno today
It looks mighty cold!
This is the side we think Rafa could start tomorrow night:
Yedlin Lascelles (c) Clark Dummett
Atsu Diame Gouffran
That’s four changes to the side that lost on Tuesday night at Hull.
Darlow, Yedlin, Dummett and Atsu come back in to replace Sels, Anita, Lazaar and Ritchie respectively.
We’re not sure if Jack Colback is fit again from his eye injury.
If he is then Jack would come in for Hayden in central midfield and a surprise could be that Rafa starts Cheick Tiote.
The Ivory Coast International was warming up on the touch-line for a while on Tuesday night in the second half.
What would your team be for the Nottingham Forest game?