That rumor this morning that Jamaal Lascelles would not be in the squad today turned out to be correct and in come Fabian Schar and Federico Fernandez for their debuts in central defense.
Yedlin comes in at right-back, so the back four is entirely different in each position than last week at Cardiff, and this cannot be good news against such a top side like Chelsea.
Ki comes into central midfield for Jonjo Shelvey who has picked up a knock in training.
And it looks like Rafa will play a back five today.
Very sorry about the initial confusion – I didn’t see Dummett was in as captain.
I’m not having a good day today – but maybe Newcastle will!!
The lack of depth in the Newcastle squad is something that Rafa Benitez had talked about all summer.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 26, 2018
Most of our fans think we will lose this game – but you never know.
Howay The Lads!!