Interesting fans choice of Newcastle team v Burnley
We asked fans the question, which 11 players would you pick in your Newcastle team v Burnley?
We put together a list of the 19 players who looked as though they could potentially be selected for this game.
A win today would guarantee a place in the top half of the Premier League.
On Friday morning, Steve Bruce said that as well as Lascelles, Ritchie and Saint-Maximin missing.
Also definitely ruled out of this Burnley game are Ciaran Clark and Ki Sung-yeung.
In addition he said that Shelvey and Almiron are also big doubts and that with so many games coming up, he would almost certainly ‘err on the side of caution’, indicating they wouldn’t be considered. So we left those two off the list of options as well.
However, Florian Lejeune will be in Saturday’s squad according to Steve Bruce.
Dubravka yet again getting what is regularly becoming 100% support and leading the way.
Fabian Schar also hitting the 100% mark.
In total, seven players in all have the support of 92% or more of fans.
Willems with 99% and then Sean Longstaff (96%)m Fernandez (95%), Hayden (93%) and Carroll (92%).
With so many players missing the choice appears to have been easier in some ways but not in all cases.
Dummett (76%) and Manquillo (66%) make up the backline, with Yedlin (38%) and Lejeune (31%) the closest to them.
Then up front, Atsu (73%) and Joelinton (58%) completing the team, Gayle (36%) and Muto (9%) not putting much pressure on them.
Matty Longstaff (39%) was the player with the biggest support who didn’t make the eleven.
This is how the Newcastle team v Burnley looks based on the fan votes, with then the percentage votes rounded up/down to nearest whole number for each of the 19 players.
96% Sean Longstaff
39% Matty Longstaff
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