We asked fans ‘What would your Newcastle United team now be if everybody fit?’ These are the first 11 chosen
On Friday, we asked supporters the question: ‘What would your Newcastle United team now be if everybody was fit?’
Playmaker/number 10 Miguel Almiron and left-back/wing-back Antonio Barreca have been added to the squad of course.
Yoshinori Muto is back from international duty.
With Rafa Benitez expecting/hoping to have a full squad to choose from very shortly.
The manager stating on Friday that only Shelvey and Elliot are still not recovered enough to be considered for Monday at Wolves.
So once everybody is finally fit and available, who would be in your Newcastle United team?
Despite 26 options to choose from, the Newcastle fans who took part had some very strong/clear ideas on who should be in the team.
Three were seen as no-brainers, these being Rondon (99%), Dubravka (99%) and new boy Miguel Almiron (96%).
Another four had at least 84% support: Yedlin (88%), Ritchie (85%), Lejeune (84%) and Schar (84%).
Eighth highest was Lascelles (72%) with almost three-quarters of fans selecting him.
It then got a bit more competitive.
Sean Longstaff (66%) got an impressive two-thirds of fans to support him, with Shelvey (59%) also getting a midfield spot. Ki (43%), Diame (32%) and Hayden (4%) losing out.
For the final spot, Antonio Barreca (51%) got just over half the fans selecting him.
Obviously we only have those few minutes at Wembley to judge him on so far but clearly Rafa wants to play with three/five at the back and left wing-back is the Italian’s preferred position, so if he proves good enough then he will surely play.
Fernandez (39%) and Dummett (39%) were the next highest supported (after Ki) who still missed out.
This is how the first 11 fans selected could potentially look like, the percentage support for each of the 26 players below.
The support for each player rounded up/down to the nearest whole percentage point:
99% Salomon Rondon
99% Martin Dubravka
96% Miguel Almiron
88% DeAndre Yedlin
85% Matt Ritchie
84% Florian Lejeune
84% Fabian Schar
72% Jamaal Lascelles
66% Sean Longstaff
59% Jonjo Shelvey
51% Antonio Barreca
43% Ki Sung-yeung
39% Federico Fernandez
39% Paul Dummett
32% Mohamed Diame
23% Ayoze Perez
11% Yoshinori Muto
9% Christian Atsu
4% Isaac Hayden
3% Ciaran Clark
1% Javier Manquillo
0% Karl Darlow
0% Freddie Woodman
0% Rob Elliot
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