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Interesting fans choice of Newcastle team v Burnley

11 months ago
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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.

100% Dubravka

100% Schar

99% Willems

96% Sean Longstaff

95% Fernandez

93% Hayden

92% Carroll

76% Dummett

73% Atsu

66% Manquillo

58% Joelinton

39% Matty Longstaff

38% Yedlin

36% Gayle

31% Lejeune

9% Muto

4% Krafth

0% Elliot

0% Darlow

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