Confirmed Newcastle team v Huddersfield – Ritchie, Gayle, Perez all start – Slimani on bench
The Newcastle team v Huddersfield has just been confirmed.
Rafa Benitez going for a third home win in a row, having seen off Man Utd and Southampton.
Huddersfield have failed to score in 10 of their 15 PL away matches and have conceded 30 goals on their travels.
So hopefully an early goal just like three weeks ago can set Newcastle on their way to a convincing victory at a very wet St James Park.
Joselu was the only player ruled out through injury, whilst Matt Ritchie was passed fit after coming home early from international duty.
Islam Slimani got 26 minutes for Algeria in midweek and makes the bench.
This is who Rafa Benitez starts with, a familiar looking line-up that has started three of the last four matches (Liverpool the odd one out):
Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Diame, Kenedy, Perez, Gayle
and the Subs:
Darlow, Manquillo, Clark, Atsu, Murphy, Slimani, Hayden
So, the same team that beat Southampton and on the bench, Slimani in for Joselu and Hayden replaces Merino.
Compare Rafa’s side to the fans choice one here.
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