This is the team I suspect Steve Bruce will name for Saturday’s match against Southampton. It has eight changes from the cup defeat to Burnley but only one change from the Aston Villa loss.
With an international break looming, Bruce may hold both Paul Dummett and Isaac Hayden back as a precaution. That seems sensible in the case of Dummett, who has struggled immensely with injuries over the past few seasons.
So we could see the same back five as the Villa match with only Lascelles as a holdover from Burnley. Though having a left-footed player on the left of the back three really helps matters but it’s a good bet Fernandez will retain his place.
Jeff Hendrick was Newcastle’s best player against Burnley so could deserve another opportunity. Bruce said Hayden was touch and go for tomorrow with his sore knee.
I just get an inkling he will give Hendrick another shot after his performance on Wednesday even if it would be in the deeper role tomorrow.
Miguel Almiron and Joe Willock are highly likely to keep their place in the team. Sean Longstaff didn’t do enough against The Clarets to overtake either of them, though he was playing further back.
Bruce mentioned Saint-Maximin has a sore foot but it shouldn’t keep him out of the starting eleven. Wilson will be itching to make up for his early miss against Villa. When fit, both Allan and Callum are the difference makers and should be the first names on the teamsheet.
279 comments so far
Aug 27, 2021 at 8:50 PMComment #1
Goth!!! Where have you been???
Jail for Ashley
Aug 27, 2021 at 8:56 PMComment #2
I’m gonna scramble his brains, fry his hide, soft boil his bones, gonna have that mo fo with soldiers 😀
Aug 27, 2021 at 8:59 PMComment #3
Who cares who the numpty picks
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:00 PMComment #4
Goth….your back you waited until the Fpl season starts for fear of the beating you would have got of me and the fact that no one really likes ye.
Hope all is good with you.
Good to see you back.
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:02 PMComment #5
I hope Mrs Tudor has hidden the rope and locked the knife drawer!
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:03 PMComment #6
Hendrick was nowhere near best player against Burnley he did ok by his standards he also played in a more advanced role with Longstaff (who was shite) holding. Fraser was by miles best player on the pitch, manny was excellent and joe showed some good touches. I’d expect murph to be dropped (maybe even Richie) for manny and Hayden will play if fit.
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:06 PMComment #7
Change the formation for the love of the football gods.
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:10 PMComment #8
Jail for Ashley@2
Good one Jail 😀 😀 i meant to ask you is Ketsbaia 9 in the fantasy league this year?
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:11 PMComment #9
The football gods are laughing their tit50ff
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:12 PMComment #10
Anyone else thinking Hendrick models his looks on a Stingray puppet villain?
Jail for Ashley
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:12 PMComment #11
I’ve absolutely no idea, he was 198th out of 200 last year so might not have bothered this time 😮
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:14 PMComment #12
He looks like an ugly Modric if that’s even possible ….. shame he doesn’t play like him.
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:15 PMComment #13
Evening OP, no need to change the formation, just change the owner and manager and all our problems will be solved mate 😀
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:16 PMComment #14
Looks like the fryer at my chippy
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:17 PMComment #15
The fryer probably better at footy ….
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:18 PMComment #16
And he’s probably a better player
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:19 PMComment #17
Do yourself a favour, try Chinese tonight.
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:20 PMComment #18
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:23 PMComment #19
Fave Chinese restaurant?
The Foo King.
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:25 PMComment #20
I’ve heard that the cream of sum yung gi is excellent from there.
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:25 PMComment #21
Evening Ma’am 🙂
I was out buying pyjamas, got lost. Finally found my way back.
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:26 PMComment #22
You are already way behind me in the FPL mate, though sadly the H2H wasn’t to be this year.
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:27 PMComment #23
75k would be impressive, I think anything inside the 100k is worth celebrating for sure(for a serious player).
So. To WC or not to WC early is the Q….wk7 was the plan but Ronaldo may change that…
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:35 PMComment #24
Was wor lass who told is.
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:42 PMComment #25
Goth….im just getting warmed up lad don’t want to be showing off too early.
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:45 PMComment #26
Remember the days when big al chose us over the mancs in a world record fee …. now we can’t even hold onto academy players who are the sons of true Geordie legends and waiting for whoopsies …. while the mancs sign cr7 ….the football gods are indeed laughing if the football god is the fat oaf who owns us. How anyone can have the temerity to defend him (billson talking bout u m8) defies all logic …. sickening the situation we are in and the few drinks I’ve had are compounding the dread I feel for tomorrow which I.m.o is already a massive game. Even if we are rock bottom 10 points adrift at chrimbo the fat controller won’t sack Bruceless it’s purgatory being a toon fan atm.
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:50 PMComment #27
Aberdeen are home to Ross County on Sunday.
tonight’s quiz question, which town are Ross County from?
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:51 PMComment #28
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:51 PMComment #29
The best thing we can hope for is we somehow cause a colapse of histat shops
Who cares how
As until hes gone , one way or another , nowts changing
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:51 PMComment #30
Wor B will give a prize to the winner of the quiz.
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:51 PMComment #31
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:51 PMComment #32
Except that’s a city. So probably not.
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:51 PMComment #33
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:52 PMComment #34
Damn wanted that prize.
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:54 PMComment #35
naptoon you’ve probably never heard of this town.
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:55 PMComment #36
Might of im an Hgv driver so been around a bit. (Was rather)
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:57 PMComment #37
they need drivers at the moment.
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:58 PMComment #38
we just need that Scottish poster.
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:59 PMComment #39
Ano but loads like me have jacked it in shite pay shite conditions …. just wrapped it in around Easter been getting offered (comparatively) silly money for some positions but I’ve had enough.
Aug 27, 2021 at 9:59 PMComment #40
Bit of advice, don’t take 38 weeks to warm up like last year.
No-one likes you.