Newcastle United journey to West Ham Saturday for an early relegation six-pointer.
The Magpies have misplaced eight of their final 9 league matches in a run which has seen them drop into the relegation zone. If outcomes go in opposition to them on Saturday, Rafa Benitez’s males may discover themselves on the backside of the desk at Christmas.
Right here is how Newcastle may line up on Saturday.
Rob Elliot was re-selected for the defeat in opposition to Arsenal and will begin once more on Saturday.
Newcastle may go for their common again 4 on Saturday. Jamaal Lascelles and Florian Lejeune have been a daily centre-back pairing for the Magpies this time period. In the meantime, DeAndre Yedlin and Javier Manquillo may retain their positions at full-back.
Newcastle have didn’t hold a clear sheet in any of their final 9 league matches.
Jonjo Shelvey stays suspended for Saturday’s fixture after being despatched off in opposition to Everton earlier this month. Isaac Hayden and Mikel Merino may lineup within the centre of midfield in his place.
Matt Ritchie didn’t begin in Newcastle’s final match in opposition to Arsenal, however as one among his facet’s few sources of objectives this season he’ll you should definitely begin once more on Saturday.
Jacob Murphy may full Newcastle’s midfield.
Newcastle have struggled for objectives this season, having netted simply 16 instances within the league this time period.
They are going to absolutely search for some extra attacking recruits within the January switch window, however within the meantime, high scorers Dwight Gayle and Joselu may begin on Saturday. They each have three league objectives for Newcastle this time period.