Confirmed Newcastle team v Chelsea – ASM, Wilson, Fraser all start
The Newcastle team v Chelsea has just been confirmed.
Newcastle kicking off their match at St James Park at 3pm.
Graeme Jones and his team looking to potentially get out of the relegation zone by beating the current league leaders.
Ahead of today’s match, Graeme Jones gave an update on the injury and fitness / availability front on Friday.
Martin Dubravka is finally available, having recovered from a broken metatarsal.
Jonjo Shelvey has completed his one game suspension.
Paul Dummett and Elliot Anderson though are still ruled out.
However, this means that of the 26 man first team squad, the interim manager had 24 to choose from.
The confirmed Newcastle team v Chelsea:
Darlow, Manquillo, Krafth, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie, Hayden, Sean Longstaff, Fraser, Saint-Maximin, Wilson
Despite the increase in options available, Graeme Jones surprisingly choosing to go with exactly the same team that played at Palace.
Dubravka, Schar, Joelinton, Lewis, Shelvey, Murphy, Almiron, Willock, Gayle
So Dubravka and Shelvey amongst the subs and at least on the surface, what looks a pretty strong bench.
You can compare Graeme Jones’ selection to the fans choice of Newcastle team v Chelsea that we featured HERE.
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