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Fans choice of Newcastle team v Chelsea today

1 month ago
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We asked fans the question, which 11 players would you pick in your Newcastle team v Chelsea?

We put together a list of the 24 players who looked as though they could potentially be selected for this game.

Newcastle looking to bounce back from a shocking start of four draws and six defeats in their opening ten games.

Interim manager Graeme Jones of course guided NUFC to a battling point at Crystal Palace last weekend.

Ahead of today’s match, Jones gave an update on the injury and fitness / availability front on Friday.

The big news was that Martin Dubravka is now fully fit, following recovery from a broken metatarsal.

Paul Dummett and Elliot Anderson though still unavailable with his latest injury.

However, with Jonjo Shelvey free from suspension, the interim manager revealing that he has a choice from 24 of the 26 first team squad members.

So below are listed those 24 Newcastle United players that fans had to choose from.

A very interesting choice by the Newcastle fans with percentages of fan votes on all 24 players below (percentages rounded up / down to nearest whole number).

98% Wilson

97% Saint-Maximin

92% Almiron

90% Schar

86% Manquillo

87% Dubravka

85% Willock

81% Fernandez

75% Hayden

58% Lewis

47% Ritchie

First eleven choices above, then the rest below:

46% Lascelles

37% Sean Longstaff

28% Shelvey

26% Murphy

26% Clark

13% Darlow

11% Krafth

10% Joelinton

9% Gayle

6% Fraser

0% Woodman

0% Hendrick

0% Krafth

0% Gillespie

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