The Newcastle team v Aston Villa has just been named.

Rafa Benitez making two changes.

As expected, Dwight Gayle comes back into the starting eleven in place of Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Also back in the team is Mohamed Diame, stepping down is Ayoze Perez despite a goal and assist at Norwich.

On the bench, competition still rules.

Mitro and Perez drop down amongst the substitutes, with Lazaar taking the place of Isaac Hayden on the bench.

Daryl Murphy once again is left out of the matchday 18.

Newcastle United:

Darlow, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie, Colback, Shelvey, Gouffran, Diame, Gayle

Subs:

Elliot, Hanley, Gamez, Lazaar, Atsu, Perez, Mitrovic

Compare Rafa’s selection to the fans choice we featured earlier HERE

Newcastle v Aston Villa Match Betting:

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