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