Confirmed Newcastle team v Fulham – Diame and Shelvey start with Watts and Cass on bench
The Newcastle team v Fulham has just been confirmed.
Newcastle looking to make it seven wins from eight at home.
Rafa of course looking to beat his old club.
On Friday lunchtime, Rafa Benitez said that five players definitely missed out.
Long-term injured Miguel Almiron, Florian Lejeune, Sean Longstaff, and DeAndre Yedlin, as well as Ki Sung-yeung who has a knock.
Diame and Shelvey come into the team.
Manquillo and Ki drop out.
Looks like Manquillo is also injured as not in the matchday 18.
The way the club have presented the team news, Isaac Hayden could be filling in at right-back/wing-back.
On the bench, nice to see Kelland Watts and Lewis Cass promoted from the Under 23 set-up.
This is who Rafa Benitez starts with:
Dubravka, Hayden, Schar, Lascelles, Dummett, Ritchie, Diame, Shelvey, Atsu, Perez, Rondon
Darlow, Muto, Kenedy, Fernandez, Cass, Watts, Clark
Compare Rafa’s team to the fans choice one HERE.
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