The question asked of Rafa Benitez in today’s press conference for the game at home to Chelsea on Sunday was were the new players ready to come into the side.
Rafa said they are now fitter and so some players could perhaps b starting against the Blues on Sunday.
It’s tough to predict what team Rafa will start – but we expect Yedlin to come back in at right-back because he’s now fit.
DeAndre Yedlin – in action against Spurs
But he will need to have a good defensive game against a strong Chelsea attacking side.
We have a feeling that Rafa will remain conservative and keep most of the same players in from last week.
Here’s what the starting eleven could be and Kenedy is not eligible for this game:
Yedlin Lascelles (c) Clark Dummett
Ritchie Perez (Muto) Murphy
What’s your team for Sunday?
Muto and Rondon seem to have the best chance to start on Sunday.
It would be good to have our first win of the season on Sunday, but it’s going to be a difficult game against a top side.