Newcastle ended their stunning run of 1 level in 9 video games with Saturday’s win at West Ham, and can look to kick on in opposition to an unstoppable Manchester Metropolis aspect whom they have not crushed within the league since September 2005.
This is their finest potential XI for Wednesday’s recreation:
Rob Elliot has had a run within the crew of late, so he ought to proceed right here.
While the win on the London Stadium wasn’t good defensively, the again 4 did do properly to maintain West Ham out and did sufficient for an important three factors. All must be at their finest if they’re to gather something from this one.
Ciaran Clark and Jamaal Lascelles are each the membership’s joint second high scorers with two targets every.
Henri Saviet made an actual title for himself together with his purpose within the West Ham victory, while Christian Atsu produced an impressive show as Newcastle bought again to successful methods.
Due to this fact, it is laborious to see Rafa Benitez altering what could also be his finest midfield 4 after struggles in earlier video games.
Dwight Gayle regarded sharp on Saturday, and might be eager to impress in opposition to the league leaders as he seems to enhance his disappointing season in entrance of purpose.
Joselu appears to be one in all Benitez’s first selection forwards, so the Spaniard seems set to affix Gayle up entrance once more for this one.