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Our Predicted Eleven For Brighton With Options Now Available In Attack

We see Steve Bruce sticking with the first eleven that played at Liverpool last week. Jonjo Shelvey will again come in for the injured Sean Longstaff. We also think that Emil Krafth will keep his place right wing-back. It’s also too soon for Andy Carroll or Allan Saint-Maximin to get starts just yet.

We have the formation as an attacking version of the 5-4-1 Bruce used against Liverpool. We hope to see Miguel Almiron’s attacking threat more this game as he shouldn’t be required to track back as often against Brighton. Similarly, we expect Willems and Atsu to link up often on the left flank like they did against Watford.

This fixture has already been called massive by captain Jamaal Lascelles. Steve Bruce, similarly, likened it to a cup final. While we wouldn’t go that far, it is a critical game this early in the season.

A win will see Newcastle push up the table out of the relegation zone. It will give the lads some confidence for the next two daunting fixtures away to Leicester and at home against Manchester United.

For the first time this season, the bench will have some real attacking options as Andy Carroll and Allan Saint-Maximin make their returns to the squad. We fully expect Andy to get his debut tomorrow in what we hope to be a special moment and three points for the hosts.

Karl Darlow, Federico Fernandez, Javier Manquillo, Ki Sung-yueng, Allan Saint-Maximin, Andy Carroll, and Yoshinori Muto.

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11 comments so far

  • Jib

    Sep 20, 2019 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #1

    I think I’d rather have Ki than Shelvey alongside Hayden

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 20, 2019 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #2

    We’ll wait to compare the on loan Rondons goals to the 40M Joelinton’s before you give your damning indictments on managers past or present.

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Sep 20, 2019 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #3

    Andy Carroll is not a 90 minutes player, and should never have joelington playing on the left. Mismanagement of Carroll will leave Carroll injured more often, and I can see Bruce mismanaging him very easily.

    Benitez would have been clever enough to know how to approach Carroll, having said that, Benitez would never have wanted Carroll

  • DubaiMicky

    Sep 20, 2019 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #4

    I’m with Jib on this one, would prefer Ki to Shelvey too, I think we’re more attacking then, although I can see the swap coming on at 60 minutes when Carroll get’s his run out.

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Sep 20, 2019 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #5

    Carroll will prove many wrong.

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Sep 20, 2019 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #6

    Please get Kraft out of the starting 11. The man is not ready for premiership football

  • Our Toon

    Sep 20, 2019 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #7


    Rondon had 4 seasons in PL before amassing his highest total of goals, joelinton is in his first season

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 20, 2019 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #8

    Our Toon,
    Given what you’ve just said does that not reflect on the good Rafa did for Rondon and the team rather than what Jib said and rather showed Rafa not to be very good considering our player of the season only got 11 eleven goals.

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 20, 2019 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #9

    Jibs just trying to summon the Munster from under the bed 😉

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 20, 2019 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #10

    Hail Wor Ashley,
    That’s a bit ambiguous isn’t it?

  • AncientC

    Sep 20, 2019 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #11

    This morning we were compared to Leicester: “Leicester must have got over £200M in fees since they won the League and they haven’t spent anything like that amount so don’t tell me “at least they reinvest it”.

    Untrue I am afraid.


    Leicester have had a net spend every season. Maguire and Mahrez money all got reinvested, and not only that, they injected more money in to progress.


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