Newcastle have a good chance on Saturday to get a win and help solidify our 10th place in the Premier League.
Three clubs are 3 points behind us in the league on 38 points; they are Crystal Palace, Bournemouth, and Watford and they all have worse goal differences than Newcastle.
Those three clubs have only two games to play so a win at Vicarage Road on Saturday would almost guarantee Newcastle 10th place in the league.
Also if Palace (at Stoke) and Bournemouth (at home to Swansea) both lose on Saturday, then they will not be able to overhaul Newcastle because of their inferior goal difference.
So there’s certainly something to play for on Saturday.
Islam Slimani – played his last game for Newcastle
And if we can get a win, we can then see if we can catch Leicester City who are finishing their season in poor form under manager Claude Puel.
Islam Slimani has been banned for three games by the FA, as expected, and he has played his last game for Newcastle.
There’s little chance Rafa will want to sign him for £21M in the summer.