Predicted Newcastle United line-up to face Southampton in the Premier League
Newcastle United travel to south coast this weekend to play an important game against Southampton in the Premier League. The Magpies lost their last game at home to Brighton, leaving them at the foot of the table. They face a Saints team who are also struggling for form.
Hence, this is a game where both teams need something at all costs, especially the away side. Rafa Benitez would be hoping that his players perform at a better level and start picking up points, commencing this Saturday.
Salomon Rondon is slowly getting back to full fitness but will not take part against Southampton. Same is the case with Ciaran Clark too. The duo could have a great chance of making come back next week against Watford.
Probable Newcastle United XI
Manager: Rafa Benitez
Martin Dubravka (GK)
Dubravka’s presence in goal has been one of the best things to happen for Newcastle since January. Expect him to play every game.
De Andre Yedlin (RB)
The American needs to contribute to the attack by making forward runs and delivering crosses into the box. He possesses the pace to trouble any defence on the counter.
Jamaal Lascelles (CB)
The captain has been in decent form at the back. His partnership with Federico Fernandez is one of the few positives from the past few weeks.
Federico Fernandez (CB)
The summer signing is quickly becoming a key player at St.James’ Park. His experience is key alongside Lascelles.
Paul Dummett (LB)
Dummett’s involvement in the game is more reliant on how he defends his side of the field. However, being a left-back, Benitez and the Newcastle fans would he does something going forward as well.
Isaac Hayden (CM)
Mohamed Diame has struggled to harness much impact in the last few games. Expect Hayden to start this game and give something fresh to the midfield.
Jonjo Shelvey (CM)
The Englishman is vital to what the Magpies do, especially going forward. He has to play well if Newcastle are to have a chance of survival.
Matt Ritchie (RW)
Ritchie’s crossing has been decent. However, he could do with a goal or an assist to gain more confidence.
Kenedy has looked good in the past few games, especially against Manchester United. Benitez would seek consistency from him in the coming games.
Yoshinori Muto (SS)
Ayoze Perez has done nothing to warrant his place in the team. As a result, we may see Muto playing a support striker role, instead of leading the line.
With Rondon injured, Joselu should start up front. He is one of the few players to have scored two goals for Newcastle this season.