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Confirmed Newcastle team v Watford – Rondon, Perez and Atsu all start and Shelvey on bench

2 years ago

The Newcastle team v Watford has just been confirmed.

Rafa Benitez looking to get only Newcastle’s second win in six games this month.

In their entire history, including pre-Premier League era, the Magpies have never won a top tier league match here.

Ki is on international duty and on Friday, Rafa Benitez ruled out Lejeune, Darlow and Clark from starting.

Kenedy, Muto and Joselu out.

Atsu, Perez and Rondon in.

This is who Rafa Benitez starts with:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Fernandez, Lascelles, Dummett, Ritchie, Diame, Hayden, Atsu, Perez, Rondon

The subs:

Woodman, Manquillo, Schar, Shelvey, Murphy, Muto, Joselu

Compare with the fans choice team here.

Jonjo Shelvey deemed not fit enough to start and/or Rafa preferring a more negative Diame/Hayden partnership to try and get a clean sheet.

The Newcastle boss replacing his front two, whilst Fabian Schar once again very unlucky to see himself on the bench again.

Kenedy doesn’t feature at all in the matchday 18…



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