With our defeat on Monday night and the slack defending for the Burnley goal, Rafa Benitez may make some changes in the back four.
And with our very weak showing up front for the second game in a row, Rafa could make changes up front too.
But we doubt there will be too many changes made to the Newcastle side for the game this afternoon.
Mikel Merino is injured and not available.
Maybe a change Rafa could make is to replace the out of form Ayoze Perez but who to replace him with?
Maybe Mo Diame who played on Monday night but he didn’t particularly impress at Turf Moor.
Isaac Hayden – likely to start this afternoon
And Rafa could bring back Ciaran Clark in place of either Jamaal Lascelles or Florian Lejeune at the back.
But we suspect the only change Rafa will make is to bring back a fit Isaac Hayden to partner Jonjo Shelvey in central midfield.
So here’s the team Rafa could start this afternoon.
Yedlin Lascelles (c) Lejeune (Clark) Manquillo
Ritchie Perez (Diame) Atsu
Joselu could also be replaced and if it’s like for like then Aleksandar Mitrovic who could get a start this afternoon.
Dwight Gayle is also fit.
What would your team be for this afternoon?