Benitez to make 2 changes – Predicted 4-4-1-1 Newcastle United line-up to face Huddersfield Town

Predicted Newcastle United Line-up To Face Huddersfield Town In The Premier League

Newcastle United take on Huddersfield Town at the St. James’ Park on Saturday, as they look to pull away from the relegation battle in the Premier League.

The Magpies sit 13th in the league table with 32 points from 30 games, just four points above 18th placed Southampton. Manager Rafael Benitez will be hoping to increase the gap with a victory over David Wagner’s Terriers at home this weekend. The Tynesiders defeated Southampton 3-0 in their previous game before the international break.

Probable Newcastle XI

Manager: Rafael Benitez 

Formation: 4-4-1-1 

Martin Dubravka (GK) 

The goalkeeper has been impressive since joining the club in the January transfer window. Should start between the sticks on Saturday.

DeAndre Yedlin (RB) 

The USMNT international is a handy outlet from the right-back position. A definite starter ahead of Javi Manquillo.

Jamaal Lascelles

Jamaal Lascelles (CB) 

The club captain is an influential figure on the pitch. He will look to keep the threat of Steve Mounie away.

Florian Lejeune (CB)

The summer signing has been impressive at the back and has struck up a solid partnership alongside Lascelles. Will look to keep a clean sheet.

Paul Dummett (LB) 

At left-back, Paul Dummett is a guaranteed starter on Saturday. Will look to provide width going forward.  

Jacob Murphy (RW) 

With Matt Ritchie being a doubt for the game, former Norwich City star Jacob Murphy is likely to get the nod against the Terriers.  

Jonjo Shelvey (CM) 

The England international was at his brilliant best against Southampton in the previous game. Will look to put up a similar display here.  

Isaac Hayden (CM) 

Partnering the Englishman in central midfield should be former Arsenal man Isaac Hayden. He will be tasked with shielding his backline.


Kenedy (LW) 

On the left flank, it will be on-loan winger Kenedy. The Chelsea loanee bagged a double in the previous game and will be looking to carry on in the same vein of form.

Ayoze Perez (SS) 

The Spaniard may not have been among the goals but his link-up play in the attacking third is vital. A guaranteed starter.

Dwight Gayle (ST)

Leading the attack for the Toon should be former Crystal Palace man Dwight Gayle. Had a solid outing last time around. 

Written by Raghavendra Goudar

Mechanical Engineer, avid reader and a football fanatic.

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