One thing is certain tomorrow and that is that Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez will field a much stronger side then he started against Blackburn Rovers at home over six weeks ago when Rovers won 1-0 and ended our nine game winning streak.
Rafa made six changes to the side that had just beaten Leeds United 2-0 the week before at Elland Road.
Newcastle have not played well in the last couple of games without Jonjo Shelvey but we don’t think Rafa will make many changes for tomorrow’s game.
Mo Diame – could start tomorrow night
Here’s the side he could start against the former Premier League Champions:
Yedlin Lascelles (c) Clark Dummett|
Ritchie Diame Atsu
So there’s just one change from the side that started against Nottingham Forest and won 3-1 with Mo Diame coming in as the withdrawn striker in place of Ayoze Perez.
Both Yedlin and Atsu played well on Saturday and we expect them to keep their places.
It will be the last game for both Mo Diame and Christian Atsu before they go off to play for Senegal and Ghana respectively in the African Cup of Nations in Gabon.
We may even see former Blackburn captain Grant Hanley get a start at the back against his former club.
What team would you start tomorrow night?