Rafa wants to win every game at Newcastle.
And we have a chance with a win against Fulham to go only as high as 13th in the league but beat last season’s total of 44 points.
A win tomorrow will see us on 45 points, and that can be pointed to as a reasonably successful season.
But if Rafa stays this has to be the very last time under Mike Ashley we are fighting relegation – and Rafa is adamant on that.
And so he should be.
Jonjo Shelvey – could get a start tomorrow
Ki is out injured so a change in central midfield will need to be made and DeAndre has just had surgery, and he is also not available.
We don’t expect Rafa to make many changes from the side that did so well but got nothing out of the home game against Liverpool last Saturday night.
Here is the team Rafa could start tomorrow – in a 3-4-3 formation:
Schar Lascelles (c) Dummett
Manquillo Shelvey Hayden Ritchie
Perez Rondon Atsu
This will be the very last game for Isaac Hayden, who will leave us this summer.
Mo Diame will also become a free agent when his three-year deal runs out in June and will also leave the club this summer.
We think Shelvey will get the start tomorrow, but Diame could edge him out.
What would your team be for tomorrow’s game?