There are only two players in the squad not available for tonight game – long term injured players Sean Longstaff and Florian Lejeune.
So Rafa will have to decide what formation he will play tonight, but we expect it will be five at the back to try to get a clean sheet and possibly a win.
The last time we had a clean sheet was six games ago when we beat Burney 2-0 at home.
Rafa has choices to make at the back and in central midfield.
Paul Dummett – should be back in starting eleven tonight
Mo Diame is fit again, and he could come straight back into the starting lineup to partner Isaac Hayden in the middle of the park.
This could be the team Rafa starts tonight in a 3-4-3 formation:
Schar Lascelles (c) Dummett
Yedlin Diame Hayden Ritchie
Perez Rondon Almiron
That’s two changes from Saturday with Diame in for Ki and Dummett in for the injured Lejeune.
We could also possibly see Manquillo in for Yedlin.
Newcastle will play counter-attack against the Foxes but what’s let us down over the last several games is we are conceding too many goals.
We really need a clean sheet and an excellent defensive performance tonight if we are to win this game or come away with a point.
Another defeat would leave us waiting a long 8 days before our next game at home to Southampton.
We’d have to hope Cardiff City don’t beat Burnley away tomorrow.
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