Here is the team Steve Bruce has selected for the match against Chelsea. It has six changes from the 4-1 win against Rochdale.
This is how we line-up for #NEWCHE at St. James' Park!
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 18, 2020
This is a very strong team, as Steve Bruce has decided to risk Allan Saint-Maximin from the start. It looks like it’s going to be a 5-2-3 with Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron on either side of Joelinton.
Jonjo Shelvey and Isaac Hayden become the midfield pairing again with both Longstaff brothers on the bench. The back three is very experienced with captain Jamaal Lascelles, Fede Fernandez, and Ciaran Clark.
As expected, Emil Krafth and Jetro Willems are the wing-backs. Matt Ritchie only makes the bench after starting against Rochdale.
Andy Carroll has not made the bench, so there are no striker options other than Joelinton fit at the moment.
Here is the team that Frank Lampard has chosen. N’Golo Kante has been passed fit and makes the Chelsea eleven while Marcos Alonso has not made the trip.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 18, 2020
Fans seem pretty upbeat for this one. It might be a transfer window high as we look to be going after some quality signings.
Newcastle can definitely get a result this afternoon. Steve Bruce has put out a strong team, but there’s little firepower on the bench.
Let’s hope the lad can continue from the good result at Wolves and restart the march up the Premier League table.
Howay The Lads!