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Predicted Newcastle team v Swansea – 5 changes


This is the predicted Newcastle team v Swansea and formation.

Even though Rafa Benitez put out what was generally thought to be almost a fully strength team for the FA Cup last weekend, I still fancy him to make a number of changes.

The manager confirmed that Lejeune, Mitrovic and Gamez were still out injured.

However, Elliot and Mbemba are now available after shaking off minor injuries/knocks.

Good news as well that Rafa has confirmed that Jamaal Lascelles is also available, his substitution after half an hour only being a precaution last Saturday.

Starting at the back, Rafa is sure to leave Freddie Woodman out after his first team debut against Luton.

I have seen some comments suggesting Rob Elliot coming back in now he is fit but with Karl Darlow having kept consecutive clean sheets and making two blinding saves in the final stages at Stoke, surely he will keep his place.

Yedlin, Clark and Lascelles are surely certainties and so in defence I can only see it being  a decision whether to have Manquillo or Dummett at left-back. With Dummett what you see is what you get, whilst Manquillo gives you more mobility but is right footed – I think Dummett will just get the nod.

Matt Ritchie struggles to hit top form but always gives at least 100% in terms of effort and difficult to see him left out, plus he has hinted at getting some form back in recent games.

Whilst Jacob Murphy impressed at Stoke, I see Christian Atsu being picked, he is very up and down with…

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