Confirmed Newcastle team v Chelsea – 5 changes as Saivet, Gayle, Mbemba, Ritchie, Haidara start
The Newcastle team v Chelsea has just been confirmed.
Rafa Benitez surprised everybody with a strong team for the FA Cup third round game against Luton.
The United boss playing pretty much a first team, apart from Freddie Woodman being given his debut in goal.
Newcastle fans intrigued to see how Rafa Benitez would approach this fourth round match though, with Burnley at home in the Premier League on Wednesday night.
Mbemba, Haidara, Saivet, Gayle, Ritchie all come into the team.
Dummett, Diame, Murphy, Atsu, Joselu drop out.
It looks like Rafa Benitez is once again going with three centre-backs as he did at Manchester City last week.
This is who Rafa Benitez starts with:
Darlow, Manquillo, Mbemba, Lascelles, Clark, Haidara, Shelvey, Saivet, Hayden, Ritchie, Gayle
and the Subs:
Woodman, Yedlin, Dummett, Diame, Atsu, Murphy, Joselu
Chelsea starting 11:
Caballero, Cahill, Christensen, Rüdiger, Alonso, Kanté, Drinkwater, Zappacosta, Hazard, Batshuayi, Pedro
Eduardo, Ampadu, Moses, Fàbregas, Barkley, Musonda, Hudson-Odoi
Compare Rafa’s side to this fans choice one HERE.
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