Rafa Benitez will make a lot of changes to the side that were narrowly beaten 2-1 by Chelsea on Saturday when we play at Nottingham Forest tonight in the League Cup.
The manager has said what past managers have all said under owner Mike Ashley – that the Premier League is the priority.
But of course Rafa still wants to win this game – and we have only one point from the first three games, so a win would be very welcome.
Rafa will play his strongest side on Saturday in the late game at Premier League Champions Manchester City.
Jamie Sterry – deserves a start tonight
Here’s a team Rafa could start tonight.
Sterry Schar Fernandez Dummett (c)
Atsu Muto Kenedy
That will give impressive local lads Jamie Sterry and Sean Longstaff a deserved start, and new players Schar, Fernandez, Muto, and Rondon a good runout.
And Kenedy is back in the team after his huge disappointment in missing that last minute penalty against Cardiff City.
And given how well Schar and Fernandez played on Saturday, that now looks like a strong starting eleven for Newcastle.
What would your team be for tonight’s game?