This is the predicted Newcastle team v Norwich for today’s match.
Karl Darlow will obviously come in for the unlucky Rob Elliot but after that there is a lot of guesstimating when it comes to the outfield players.
Daryl Janmaat being declared fit means that three of the back four look guaranteed to stay the same, whilst Rafa Benitez strongly hinted who would play on the left…
“I had a conversation with him (Moussa Sissoko) and said ‘listen, you’re so important, even if you have to play as a striker or a keeper or maybe as a left-back’.
“So we were practicing with him in this position. If you ask him what do you prefer, he would say he wants to play as a number 10 or a winger or whatever. But he knows he is a key player for us, and if he has to do it, he will do it.”
Rafa has also declared Cheick Tiote fit to return and I expect him to come into the middle and allow Jonjo Shelvey to get forward more.
Andros Townsend will play on the wing and I think he and Ayoze Perez will be interchangeable on the flanks.
Aleksandar Mitrovic will start after showing no after effects of being knocked out, whilst I think Benitez will resist the urge, at least until half-time of going with two out and out strikers and leave Papiss Cisse on the bench, with Gini Wijnaldum given yet another chance away from home ahead of the unlucky Siem de Jong.
The predicted Newcastle team v Norwich:
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