Fabian Schar is suspended for the next two games and Jamaal Lascelles has a knee injury and Rafa will not risk him tomorrow.
So we are two defenders short tomorrow and we expect Newcastle to switch back to a 4-2-3-1 formation.
The game tomorrow against Bournemouth is the last game for two weeks and we can overtake the Cherries in the league table with a win – so that’s what we are hoping for.
It will mean a return to the side for Federico Fernandez who played so well in the first half of the season.
Federico Fernandez – should make a return to the side tomorrow
So here’s the side we think Rafa will start tomorrow at the Vitality Stadium.
Yedlin Lejeune Fernandez Dummett (c)
Perez Almiron Ritchie
That’s still a strong side and even with Schar and Lascelles out we expect the defense to play well.
We are going with Ki for a second successive start in central midfield but Jonjo Shelvey will get playing time in the second half.
A win is what we need.