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