This Is The Predicted Newcastle Team Against West Brom

Rafa Benitez said yesterday in his press conference that he has told some players they will get a chance in the final four games of the season.

But against West Brom at home today, when we are going for our 5th win in a row at home, we suspect Rafa will start the same side that lost at Goodison Park 1-0 last Monday night.

Rafa will demand full concentration and a tightening up of the defense after the goal we conceded on Monday night was not a good one.

Islam Slimani – should get another start

With only four games left Rafa had to give Islam Slimani a chance to shine especially in these games when we expect Newcastle to attack West Brom from the first whistle.

So here’s the side we expect Rafa will start this afternoon:

Yedlin Lascelles (c) Lejeune Dummett
Ritchie Diame Shelvey Kenedy
Slimani Perez

This is a game we should win, and certainly, the fans think we can do it.

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Anything less than all 3 points against an improved West Brom, who are bottom of the league, will be a disappointment.

It is another sellout at St. James’ Park today!

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 28, 2018 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #1

    Slimani & Hayle to start.

  • toonbrother

    Apr 28, 2018 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #2

    Slimani was a flop vs Everton
    Gayle will start
    Hopefully Ritchie is on the bench and Murphy gets his chance

  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 28, 2018 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #3

    Why oh why does spell check have to change Gayle?

  • lochinvar

    Apr 28, 2018 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #4

    Think Rafa might just give Ritchie the first half on the bench after the energy he’s expended in recent matches and let Murphy loose to stretch their defence so he and Kennedy can provide Slimani with some service. Perez as before buzzing around those three. Ritchie gets on at 55mns to create havoc and score again.

    Yedlin Lascelles Lejeune Dummett
    Murphy Diame Shelvey Kenedy
    Slimani Perez

  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Apr 28, 2018 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #5

    With west Bromwich playing more freely of late should hopefully leave us gaps to exploit, I think this will be more an open game than it would have been before they awoke from their slumber under Moore, although a little late for survival in reality. I think today will be a good game, it won’t take much to improve on the Everton game as I do believe West Bromwich will come at us allowing us to play the counter attack game we seem to be excelling at this season!

  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 28, 2018 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #6

    Good call lochinver, but 4 2 3 1


    Yedlin Lascelles Lejeune Dummett
    Diame Shelvey
    Perez Murphy Kenedy
    Slimani or Gayle

    For me

  • Jib

    Apr 28, 2018 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #7

    This game is a HUGE banana skin

  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 28, 2018 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #8

    Could see Merino start.

  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 28, 2018 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #9

    Alternative line up 352:
    Gayle Slimani
    Kenedy Shelvey Diame Merino Yedlin
    Clarke Lejune Lascelles


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