Confirmed Newcastle team v Swansea: Jacob Murphy and Jesus Gamez start
The Newcastle team v Swansea has just been confirmed.
Fair to say a couple of surprises.
Jacob Murphy makes his first Premier League start, coming in for Christian Atsu who drops to the bench. Whether he isn’t 100% after international duty remains to be seen, as the winger played well and made the first goal against West Ham.
Also a surprise to see Jesus Gamez getting a rare first team selection, also starting his first ever Premier League match. Both he and Manquillo can play in either full-back position.
Returning from injury and suspension: Yedlin, Gayle, Shelvey and Lejeune all have to settle for a place amongst the subs.
Freddie Woodman continues as reserve keeper on the bench, also interesting to see if that is because Darlow is still injured, or purely Rafa’s choice.
This is who Rafa Benitez/Paco starts with:
Elliot, Manquillo, Lascelles, Clark, Gamez, Ritchie, Merino, Hayden, Murphy, Perez, Joselu
and the Subs:
Woodman, Shelvey, Diame, Gayle, Lejeune, Yedlin, Atsu
Compare Rafa’s side to the one selected collectively by Newcastle fans HERE.
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