Newcastle will play Spurs this afternoon at St. James’ Park and Rafa Benitez has just announced the Newcastle starting line-up.
And of the seven new signings only loan players last season – Martin Dubravka and Kenedy – start this game with four on the bench – Ki Sung-yueng, Fabian Schar, Yoshinori Muto, Salomon Rondon and Federico Fernandez not in the squad.
Jacob Murphy is also not in the squad.
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Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino
And Spurs have a stronger side than expected with Kane leading the line and former Newcastle player Sissoko starting this game.
Spurs: Lloris (C), Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Sissoko, Eriksen, Dele, Lucas, Kane.
About half of the Newcastle fans think we can win this game.