Rafa Benitez is likely to make a few changes from the side that played so poorly last Saturday against Fulham to lose our 5th game at home this season – this time by a score of 3-1.
The defense needs to play a lot better and we will assume that Ciaran Clark is not available for the game because of injury, so Grant Hanley will get his chance tomorrow.
Paul Dummett has been playing with pain in his heel and needs an injection before each game, but we still expect him to be in the side tomorrow, otherwise Jesus Gamez could start at left back.
Ayoze Perez – could start tomorrow
Paul can then have a two week rest during the International break since he has not been called up by Wales boss Chris Coleman because of the heel problem.
So here’s the team Rafa could start at St. Andrew’s tomorrow afternoon and it shows four changes from the side that started against Fulham in the last game.
Anita Lascelles Hanley Dummett (Gamez)
Ritchie Perez Gouffran
Daryl Murphy played well and scored an excellent goal against Fulham and was our Man of the Match and we expect him to start tomorrow and his vast experience in the Championship will help the side.
We have Perez getting a chance in the number 10 position coming in for Mo Diame and Yoan Gouffran back on the left wing in place of Christian Atsu.