Rafa Benitez has just named the Newcastle team for the final game of the season at home to 5th to Chelsea – who are 2 points behind Liverpool in 4th place.
For Chelsea to finish 4th top, this will have to win today, and Liverpool lose at home to Brighton – since their goal difference is a lot worse than that of Liverpool.
Chelsea will be motivated today to win this game.
Rafa has made one change to the side that played well at Wembley on Wednesday night bringing in Jacob Murphy for Kenedy who cannot play against his own club.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) May 13, 2018
Jacob Murphy – gets a start today
For Newcastle today, all 3 points will most likely mean we will finish in 10th place and the upper half of the table for the first time since 2014.
If we win, only Crystal Palace can finish higher than us by beating already relegated West Brom and ending up with a better goal difference.
Finishing 10th would also be only the 3rd time that Newcastle have finished in the top half of the Premier League in the eleven years the club has been owned by Mike Ashley.
And here’s an excellent message from our sponsor FUN88 – at the end of the season:
We’ve had the pleasure of sponsoring your great club for a full season now and everyone at FUN88 would like you all to know how much we’ve loved it.
The ups and downs, the late winners, the roar from the Gallowgate, Rafa tucking his glasses into his pocket after a win, the unwavering support from the terraces.
It’s been a season we’ll never, ever forget.
We can’t wait to do it all over again next season. In the Premier League. Where Newcastle United belong.
Howay The Lads!!