Confirmed Newcastle team v Everton – Atsu, Lascelles, Murphy all start
The Newcastle team v Everton has just been confirmed.
Rafa Benitez looking to get his team focused again after the 3-0 home loss to West Ham.
The Magpies having won their three games that preceded that defeat.
At his pre-match press conference, Rafa had confirmed that Isaac Hayden, Karl Darlow and Paul Dummett were all out injured.
Then as well as Matt Ritchie missing through suspension, long-term injured Florian Lejeune and Jamie Sterry would also not be ready yet, even though they are back training.
Lascelles, Murphy and Atsu are in.
Ritchie, Perez and Kenedy are out.
Kenedy not evn on the bench so can only assume an injury.
Whilst it appears Rafa has reverted to the three/five at the back against Everton, as Lascelles returns to play alongside Schar and Fernandez.
This is who Rafa Benitez starts with:
Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Fernandez, Lascelles, Manquillo, Murphy, Ki, Diame, Atsu, Rondon
Woodman, Clark, Shelvey, Longstaff, Muto, Joselu, Perez
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