This is the team Steve Bruce has selected to take on Everton this afternoon. It features four changes from Thursday.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) December 28, 2019
As expected, Steve Bruce has brought back Jonjo Shelvey, Isaac Hayden, and Andy Carroll after resting them against Manchester United. Javier Manquillo moves to the bench for DeAndre Yedlin.
The big surprise to us is starts for Jetro Willems and Florian Lejeune after just two days rest. It’s a very strong team but we could have a few suffering with fatigue in the second half with no options on the bench to come in for them.
This is who Carlo Ancelotti has chosen for the visitors.
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— Everton (@Everton) December 28, 2019
This one is a massive one to close out the decade. Newcastle can keep the bottom of the table at bay with a full three points. We won’t get much higher in the table, but it’s the gap between the teams below us that is our concern right now.
So let’s hope the lads can get back on track with a rousing and comfortable win today at St James Park.
Howay The Lads!