As expected Chris Hughton has fielded an unchanged side from the side that picked up a decent point at Wolves two weeks ago.
And our three new players Ben Arfa, Sol Campbell and Cheick Tiote are all on the subs bench, and we would expect at least Ben Arfa to make his debut this afternoon.
Newcastle will again play in a 4-5-1 formation with captain Kevin Nolan pushing forward as a second striker to support Andy Carroll, who is now fully recovered from his ankle injury.
The subs bench of Krul, Campbell, R Taylor, Ben Arfa, Tiote, Ameobi and Lovenkrands has to be one of the strongest Newcastle have had for quite a while.
Former Newcastle striker Marlon Harewood is on the bench for the Tangerines.
Three points today will see Newcastle climb the Premier League table from the 8th position they hold after the first 3 games.
Howay The Lads!!
Newcastle United: Harper; Perch, Williamson, Coloccini, Enrique; Routledge, Smith, Barton, Gutierrez; Nolan, Carroll.
Subs: Krul, Campbell, R Taylor, Ben Arfa, Tiote, Ameobi, Lovenkrands.
Blackpool: Gilks, Eardley, Evatt, Keinan, Crainey, Vaughan, Adam, Grandin, Varney, Ormerod, Campbell
Subs: Halstead, Edwards, Southern, Phillips, Carney, Euell, Harewood,