Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has just named his side for the tough game against Fulham this afternoon at St. James’ Park.
Fulham beat us 1-0 away in the first game this season and this is Rafa’s one year anniversary at Newcastle so it would be extra special if we can win this game.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) March 11, 2017
So Atsu gets a start on the wing and finally Dwight Gayle starts again after last starting at home to Aston Villa – so we have a number of goalscorers in the side with Mo Diame back too.
That’s a strong starting line-up against Fulham.
Both Murphy and Mitrovic are on the bench and maybe Aleksandar will get a run-out in the second half today?
This is what Rafa has said about Fulham leading up to this game:
“Fulham are an attacking team. “It will be a challenge because they are an attacking team who create chances.”
“Their offensive stats are great but they concede goals. It will be an open game. Good for the fans.”
“We are so good away it seems we aren’t good at home.”
“We have a good home record. It could be better – it must be better.” “But it is not easy when teams come to defend.”
About four in five fans think we will win this game so it will be a huge disappointment if we cannot get all 3 points.
Howay The Lads!!