Confirmed Newcastle team v Everton: Islam Slimani, Kenedy and Ritchie start
The Newcastle team v Everton has just been confirmed.
Rafa Benitez going for a fifth win in a row and victory would mean 19 points from a possible 24 points in eight matches.
The Newcastle boss able to choose from a full squad, with the exception of Christian Atsu who has a knee problem.
Rafa had selected exactly the same team for six of the last seven matches [with the exception of Liverpool away].
However, today is the day, with Islam Slimani replacing Dwight Gayle.
Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Diame, Kenedy, Perez, Slimani
Gayle drops to the bench and Merino also gets a place back in the 18 man matchday squad.
Darlow, Clark, Manquillo, Hayden, Murphy, Merino, Gayle
Compare Rafa’s side to the fans choice one here.
Everton v Newcastle Match Betting with BetVictor:
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