The Newcastle team v Crystal Palace has just been confirmed.

Rafa Benitez looking to get his first victory of the season.

Newcastle got a point here last season, drawing 1-1 after having led at the break through a Diame goal.

Only one defeat at Selhurst Park for Newcastle since the 1983/84 season, this is a game where the Magpies must look to get on the front foot.

The team sees Rafa bring in Rondon, Kenedy and Shelvey.

Whilst dropping out of the eleven who faced Arsenal are Hayden, Murphy and Joselu.

This is who Rafa Benitez starts with:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Fernandez, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Diame, Kenedy, Perez, Rondon

and the Subs:

Darlow, Ki, Atsu, Muto, Clark, Manquillo, Joselu

Compare Rafa’ selection to the preferred fan option HERE

  • joe mac

    murphy not even on the bench..must be lame!

    • Kenny


    • mentalman

      We don’t need him on the bench, we have atsu

  • Kenny

    Wor lass got her way then, Rondon & Perez up front, i think we will get a result today

  • Alreet

    Finally a lineup i like. Only question mark is on perez but as much as ppl slate him he used to work well with mitro. He just needs a strong front man to buzz about like any shadow striker.

    Shelvey back is the biggest news for me. Watch the balls get sprayed about now.

    Im going for a solid 3-1win with that lineup

    • MadMag83

      Whatever you’re smoking/drinking I’ll have some! 😂

  • robbersdog

    Decent line-up, but we need reinforcements in January. There’s a lad at Fulham I like; he’s called Mitrovich or something like that. He scored again today, just like he does in every game.

    Mind you, he’s probably valued at around £40m, so there’s no chance of us signing him.

    • mentalman

      He’s only 2 goals behind what our top goal scorer got last season

    • Mike Adam

      7 goals in 6 games for club and country. ” He is only Championship level” , said many on here.

      • Natturner26

        7 in 8 actually. I expect him to hit a double soon and make it a goal per game.

        • Mike Adam

          yeah your right, my mistake

      • Alreet

        He will keep them up. We need someone that works for us. Rondon aint it by the look of things

    • Alreet

      Oh another mitro fan boy. No one doubted his ability but he couldnt do it in our setup and team.

      What happens when he gets marked out and targeted all of a sudden hes a red card again.

      Lukaku didnt make it at chelsea, falcao didnt make it at manu, depay at manu, you cant always make the player fit.

      Hey our loss was fulhams gain. Best of luck to the lad but i still wouldnt have him here.

  • Thomas Tonel

    While we are looking what kind of master class tactic fat spanish waiter will choose today,,,,,. again park double decker and defend with 10 players. On the other hand, player that fat spanish waiter did not like and preferred his mediocre countryman with no passion over one and only MITRO. He scored AGAIN and hit the crossbar had an excellent game and was the best player on the pitch. Feed him and he will make sure you wont be hungry. MITROOOOOOOGOAL!!!!!

    • Mike Adam

      Many on here should start to prepare their CROW for eating, when it comes to Mitro!!!

      • Kenny

        I watched the match, he was excellent

        • Mike Adam

          I watch every Fulham match. He was excellent, great run for the goal, defended well in the box, got off a great testing shot with his left foot that Foster made a nice save on. These are all things/skills that the experts on here claimed he didn’t posses. Along with scoring goals in the Prem of course.

  • MadMag83

    Newcastle to defend valiantly but ultimately be undone by Zaha. We need a few of our lads to play a blinder if we’re to get anything out of the game.

    • mentalman

      Yedlin will spend most of the game on his backside against zaha

  • Cockneytrev

    This is as strong an 11 we can put out,, hopefully we can get a result,,,,

  • GToon

    So we can’t score, Mitrovic is the leading scorer in the EPL and Gayle has just scored again. What’s going on?

    • Mike Adam


    • Ashley-out

      i been asking that question for a while