Predicted Newcastle United line-up to face Fulham in the Premier League
Newcastle United will be eager to keep their good form going when they face Fulham at St.James’ Park this Saturday in an important Premier League game. The Magpies have won three of their last six league games, moving to 14th in the table, four points clear of the relegation zone.
They are up against a Fulham side who are just rock bottom in everything at the moment. However, Claudio Ranieri’s men will be looking to put some sort of performance when they visit the north-east this weekend. Hence, it won’t be easy for Rafa Benitez’s men.
Federico Fernandez had a calf/shin issue in the game against Wolves. He will be touch and go for this game. Florian Lejeune is slowly recovering from the long-term injury. Jonjo Shelvey is still out, while Kenedy won’t recover for this match.
Probable Newcastle United XI
Manager: Rafa Benitez
Martin Dubravka (GK)
His saves are always important to the team, making him a vital cog in the wheel. Without Dubravka, Newcastle would be doomed in some games.
Fabian Schar (RCB)
He was a part of a three-man central defence that kept a clean sheet away at Huddersfield last week. Expect that trio to start again.
Jamaal Lascelles (CB)
The captain has been in decent form at the back after returning from injury. He will be aiming for another clean sheet.
Ciaran Clark (LCB)
Clark has been solid and secure at the back. He is always a threat from set-pieces.
DeAndre Yedlin (RWB)
After being suspended for the previous game, the American is expected to take his place back at right wing-back.
Mohamed Diame (CM)
He has been one of the mainstays in the team this season. Diame’s work rate on and off the ball has been superb.
Ki Sung-Yueng (CM)
The South Korean has done well since replacing Shelvey in the midfield.
Paul Dummett (LWB)
The Welshman could return to the line-up at left wing-back, partly because Kenedy is injured for this game.
Matt Ritchie (RW)
The ex-Bournemouth man is expected to be back in the line-up, hugging one side of the touchline and delivering crosses into the box.
Ayoze Perez (LAM)
The Spaniard has been in good form in the past month or so. He starts every league game given his form.
Salomon Rondon (ST)
The Venezuelan has been a fantastic addition to the team. He is a proper centre-forward who is doing well for the team.