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Confirmed Newcastle team v Blackburn – Roberts, Ritchie, Fernandez, Schar all start

1 year ago
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The Newcastle team v Blackburn has just been confirmed.

Rafa Benitez watching on to see if his makeshift side makes it through to the fourth round and a home tie against Watford.

Rafa Benitez told us on Monday that Paul Dummett, Mo Diame, Karl Darlow and Jonjo Shelvey are all still ruled out.

Whilst he also indicated that Kenedy would almost certainly not play either.

Ki Sung-yueng and Yoshinori Muto are at the Asian Cup of course, whilst 19 year old Elias Sorensen is in Mexico with the Danish Under 21 squad.

Eight changes altogether…

This is who Rafa Benitez starts with:

Woodman, Sterry, Fernandez, Clark, Manquillo, Schar, Murphy, Longstaff, Roberts, Ritchie, Joselu

The subs:

Harker, Yedlin, Lascelles, Hayden, Atsu, Perez, Rondon

The only three from the Chelsea game to stay in the team are Clark, Ritchie and Longstaff.

Good luck to Callum Roberts who makes his first ever start for the first team.

Compare with the fans choice team here.

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