At some point, Rafa will need to take some chances if we are to survive in the Premier League this season.
And Rafa could well play all three loan signings in the starting level tomorrow.
If we assume, the three new players start the team almost picks itself, and it will be interesting to see how Slimani and Dubravka play ion what is another massive game for us.
Ciaran Clark is fit and should keep his place even though Florian Lejeune is fit again.
Martin Dubravka – to make debut tomorrow?
Here’s the side that could start tomorrow in a 4-2-3-1 formation and in front of another sold-out St. James’ Park:
Yedlin Lascelles (c) Clark Dummett
Murphy Perez Kenedy
That looks a strong team and hopefully, we can start the game strongly – and then keep it up.
The only doubt is who Rafa will play in the attacking midfield position and Mikel Merino could well get his chance to show he’s back to full fitness.
What’s your team for tomorrow?