Here is the Newcastle team v Huddersfield that can land three points at St James Park on Saturday.
Defeat at Craven Cottage was a chance to reflect on what had gone wrong, rather than panic.
I don’t think it is a case of dropping players, more a case of reassessing who can do a better job, especially with it being a game at home when surely Newcastle have to really get at the opposition.
Use every advantage that a capacity crowd can give the Newcastle team v Huddersfield.
I think it is about adding more urgency and pace into the team, with five changes from the eleven that started at Fulham.
Mohamed Diame will surely start in midfield and add pace, strength and goal threat to the team, whilst after being awarded his new five year contract, what better moment can there be than to put Rolando Aarons in to also add to the pace and direct play in the team.
Pulling the strings in midfield I would have Jonjo Shelvey sitting deeper with Isaac Hayden – can’t see Rafa departing too much from his usual 4-2-3-1 formation.
If fully fit then surely Newcastle’s best defender last season, Chancel Mbemba, must surely come back in alongside Jamaal Lascelles, whilst Jesus Gamez would add experience and know-how in place of Dummett who once again badly struggled in that first game of the season.
My Newcastle team v Huddersfield:
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