It seems that Rafa is not going to make any significant changes to the winning team we have in place at the moment.
Newcastle have taken a good 13 points out of our last six games, and they have included games against Man City, Tottenham, and Wolves.
This afternoon we face a good test against West Ham at the London Stadium.
Rafa rested DeAndre Yedlin n Tuesday night in the 2-0 win at home to Burnley, and we expect the American to return to the side as the only change.
Javier Manquillo came in, and he played well against Burnley – Javier is better as a wing back than as a full back, and he got an assist for Fabian Schar’s fantastic goal.
Jonjo Shelvey is not available having played at Fulham for the U23 team last night to get in some match practice, and he scored the only goal of the game with a header after 61 minutes.
DeAndre Yedlin – likely to return this afternoon
So here is the most likely Newcastle team for this afternoon’s game in London in a 3-4-3 formation.
Schar Lascelles (c) Lejeune
Yedlin Hayden Longstaff Ritchie
Perez Rondon Almiron
THat team has played so well of late, and we’re hoping for all 3 points this afternoon but to do that Newcastle will have to be close to their best.