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We asked fans ‘What would your Newcastle United team now be if everybody fit?’ These are the first 11 chosen

8 months ago
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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.

Newcastle United team

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

12% Kenedy

11% Yoshinori Muto

9% Christian Atsu

4% Isaac Hayden

3% Ciaran Clark

1% Javier Manquillo

0% Karl Darlow

0% Freddie Woodman

0% Rob Elliot

0% Joselu

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