Which 11 players would you pick in the Newcastle team v Everton this afternoon?

We have put together a list of the 21 players who could potentially be selected for this game.

Rafa Benitez confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that Paul Dummett was still no fit enough to be in the squad.

The NUFC boss also stating that Karl Darlow and Isaac Hayden were ruled out.

In addition, whilst Lejeune and Sterry are back training, neither are in consideration at the moment as they work their way back to full fitness after long-term injury.

As a further blow, Rafa is missing Matt Ritchie, the winger suspended after picking up five bookings already this season.

Rafa Benitez speaking at his pre-Everton press conference:

“Dummett is still not ready – getting better, but not ready.

(Isaac) Hayden also is not available, like (Karl) Darlow – they had the problem the last week.

“The other players are more or less – (Florian) Lejeune is training, (Jamie) Sterry is training.

“So everybody is training but we have two or three players who are not available and we have to make a decision later on about a couple of them.”




  • Paul Patterson

    Dubravka
    Clark
    Fernandez
    Lascelles
    Yedlin
    Kenedy
    Shelvey
    Diame
    Ki
    Muto
    Rondon
    (5,3,2)

    • KennySamsung

      Yes you have my approval on that 😉 most peoples choice I reckon.

    • Kenny

      i fear the name Perez will be there instead of Muto

    • Andy Mac

      Yup the 3 at the back worked at Burnley although Schar is a better player than Clark ? Yedln looks a lot more comfortable as a wing back. Is Muto available though I thought he’d been sent home to convalesce ?

      • Paul Patterson

        I’d drop him just to change it up. He’s not doing it at present . .

    • Tweed Mag

      Go for it

  • Kenny

    Where is Ritchie

    • Paul Patterson

      Banned. A bit like Clintons- Too many cards.
      I’ll get my coat . .

      • Kenny

        that`s handy

        • mentalman

          The talk is rafa subbed him at the weekend to rest him for tonight, not realising that he was banned

    • Peaky

      Still “Dancing on The Ceiling” the last I heard….I’ve already left….

      • Wor Lass

        Ha ha – old revolving door-face! Nice one.

  • KennySamsung

    Please please please No Perez .. porfavor!
    Si Gracias!

  • Stephen

    If he picks Manquilo it’s curtains.
    Some poor performances against West Ham but this guy stood out.

    • Andy Mac

      But he’s Spanish !

  • Mrkgw

    You need to start adding Sorensen to the list……!

  • 45709

    Can I vote for players in retirement?😂

    I don’t think the game will go well tonight

  • Peaky

    Just to clarify this takeover palaver…..is it Peter Kenyon or Peter THE Kenyan…..

    • 45709

      Nigerian consortium would be good, loads of princes have been in touch over the years. I just need one final payment of £5k to release my 10 million Nigerian dollars 😂😉 super excited

      • Peaky

        At least you got the gist of what they deleted…

        • 45709

          For now lol 😂

    • 45709

      Cant believe your previous comment was removed

      • Peaky

        Not sure myself ??? That’s twice today…must be on the naughty step….😂😂

        • Kenny

          Someone has a delete button

          • Wor Lass

            Could they have got it confused with the block button?

          • Kenny

            Maybe, did you see Mad Monk accusing Leazes of being a detective
            😂😂

          • Wor Lass

            Ha! So, Simon it is, then! Not much of a Bender Boy tag is it?

        • 45709

          If you’re on the naughty step I’m worried you’re gonna get a spanking… unless your gonna enjoy then yay😂😂😂

        • KennySamsung

          It could be leazes trying to contact you from behind the block… “to delete or not to delete that is the question”

    • Wor Lass

      You`re a bit giddy tonight, matey! Is it the sheer relief of not being on you-know-who`s blocked list or are you just excited about the five-way bidding war for the clerb??

      • Kenny

        I asked what happened, still no answer

        • Wor Lass

          He must be keeping his head down – out on good behaviour sort of thing.

          • Kenny

            he`s got 70% of the forum blocked
            😂😂😂

        • Peaky

          Just saw that from a couple of days ago….not sure I was blocked….this site is acting very odd….getting pop ups left right & centre….posts going missing then that whole reported as spam business….strange….maybe I’m been hacked….is Jezza trying to contact….who knows…

          • Kenny

            very confusing

          • Peaky

            Never been right since Dr Who relocated to Sheffield from Cardiff….😂😂

  • Kenny

    Fingers crossed the team will be out in around 15 mins

    • Wor Lass

      I`m gonna not hear the score then watch the highlights on Sky match choice at half eleven (French time). Another disappointed trudge up the stairs at midnight!