Confirmed Newcastle team v Watford – Rafa makes 7 changes and Kenedy, Fernandez, Joselu, Woodman all start
The Newcastle team v Watford has just been confirmed.
Rafa Benitez told us on Friday that Paul Dummett and Jonjo Shelvey were still ruled out.
In addition, Ki Sung-yueng, Mohamed Diame and Karl Darlow are also unavailable.
Plus, Yoshinori Muto is still away at the Asian Cup with Japan.
Rafa making seven changes:
Coming in are Woodman, Manquillo, Fernandez, Clark, Kenedy, Murphy and Joselu.
Dropping out are Dubravka, Yedlin, Lejeune, Schar, Atsu, Perez and Rondon.
A pretty strong side as predictably the manager protects his two indispensable players, Rondon and Dubravka.
This is who Rafa Benitez starts with:
Woodman, Manquillo, Fernandez, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie, Hayden, Longstaff, Kenedy, Murphy, Joselu
Dubravka, Yedlin, Lejeune, Schar, Atsu, Perez, Rondon
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