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Benitez to make 2 changes – Strongest 4-2-3-1 Newcastle United lineup to face Swansea

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Predicted Newcastle United Lineup To Face Swansea City In The Premier League

Newcastle United will welcome Swansea City on Saturday as the two clubs get set to embark on a crucial Premier League clash. The Magpies come into the game after notching up a 3-1 victory against Luton Town in the FA Cup. Rafa Benitez’s men started off on a strong note but their influence has fizzled lately. However, they will be looking to maintain their winning momentum as they face Swans with Carlos Carvalhal at the helm of things.

Team News

Rob Elliot, Florian Lejeune, Chancel Mbemba, Jesus Gamez and Aleksandar Mitrovic are all expected to miss out. They are all suffering from injuries and did not feature in the game against Luton Town and are unlikely to play this Saturday as well.

Probable Newcastle United XI

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Manager: Rafa Benitez

Karl Darlow (GK)

With Elliot out due to an injury, Darlow has stepped up admirably and is likely to play in his usual role on Saturday.

DeAndre Yedlin (RB)

Yedlin’s interceptions and tackles have helped the Magpies maintain solidity on the right-hand side and he will be important to the team against Swansea.

Jamaal Lascelles (CB)

Lascelles works very hard at the heart of the Newcastle defence and that reflects in his performances. Lately, he has been quite sturdy at the back and Benitez should deploy him in his usual role.

Jamaal Lascelles

Ciaran Clark (CB)

Lascelles has out-performed all of Newcastle’s other centre-backs but Clark seems to be solid enough to act as a strong partner for him. The duo will play a crucial role in maintaining dominance at the back.

Paul Dummett (LB)

The defence line is likely to be completed by Dummett taking up his usual role at left-back.

Jonjo Shelvey (CM)

Shelvey’s experience and influence remain unparalleled in the middle of the park and it will be important for him to be at his best against Swansea.

Mikel Merino (CM)

Shelvey is likely to be partnered with Merino in the central midfield area. He has been a vital component for the Magpies throughout the season so far and will look to continue that over the weekend.

Matt Ritchie (LW)

Ritchie has not been at his best lately but he is capable of a lot more and this will be a good opportunity for him to turn things around and do better if selected.

Ayoze Perez (CAM)

Perez has shown match-winning form in a couple of games lately – especially in the one against Stoke City – and his creativity up front will be important in terms of chance creation.

Jacob Murphy (RW)

Murphy can fuel the attack to a great extent and that will be important for the Magpies as they look to amp up the pressure on Swansea.

Dwight Gayle (CF)

The number of injuries have proven to be quite cumbersome and it could allow Gayle a chance to start against Swansea.