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Fans choice of Newcastle team v Blackburn tonight – Big decisions on Rondon and Dubravka

1 year ago
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We asked fans the question, which 11 players would you pick in your Newcastle team v Blackburn?

We put together a list of the 21 players who looked as though they could potentially be selected for this game.

Muto and Ki are at the Asian Cup, whilst Elias Sorensen is away with the Denmark Under 21s.

Achraf Lazaar played for the reserves on Monday night so definitely won’t be called in.

Whilst Rafa Benitez, confirmed Dummett, Diame, Darlow and Shelvey are ruled out through injury, with Kenedy almost certainly not involved either.

The fans choice is very interesting, as it shows how supporters accept the stark reality of how tough a job Rafa Benitez has in trying to keep Newcastle in the Premier League.

The supporters accepting that the manager can’t afford to play the likes of Rondon (35%) and Dubravka (25%) with Cardiff on Saturday in mind.

Nice though to see 80% of Newcastle fans would like to see 21 year old winger Callum Roberts get his first start, the third highest ahead of Longstaff (93%) and Schar (83%).

This is how team would/could look based on the fan votes:

Here is the percentage (rounded up or down to nearest whole number) support for each Newcastle player from the thousands of votes cast.

93% Sean Longstaff

83% Fabian Schar

80% Callum Roberts

80% Jacob Murphy

71% Isaac Hayden

70% Jamie Sterry

70% Javier Manquillo

68% Freddie Woodman

62% Ciaran Clark

60% Federico Fernandez

59% Joselu

53% Christian Atsu

44% Ayoze Perez

43% Matt Ritchie

38% Florian Lejeune

35% Salomon Rondon

27% Jamaal Lascelles

27% DeAndre Yedlin

25% Martin Dubravka

4% Rob Elliot

3% Nathan Harker

Blackburn v Newcastle Match Betting:

Blackburn win 11/8Draw 23/10Newcastle win 9/4

Longstaff to score first goal 16/1NUFC win 2-0 15/1Joselu to score in both halves 22/1

All Blackburn v Newcastle betting HERE

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