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[Image] Predicted 5-2-2-1 Newcastle XI to face Everton – can the Magpies down the Toffees?

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Newcastle United need to go on another winning streak, with them losing to West Ham United last weekend.

However, before that, they had managed to lose only one game in their last five Premier League clashes, with wins over Manchester City and Burnley to come out of the relegation zone.

But they are still not safe and at the moment, sit only six points above 18th-placed Cardiff City. A win will push them further away and towards safety, but they face Everton, who are also looking for a winning run.

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The Toffees are targeting a Europa League spot and to do that need to win a large majority of their final games, which will be easier said than done.

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Sean Longstaff had to be replaced at half-time against West Ham United with rumours of an injury before it was confirmed that the young midfielder was sent to have scans (Chronicle Live).

But, barring that Newcastle United have only Rob Elliot and Ciaran Clark out with long term injuries and they won’t recover in time for the weekend fixture.

Probable Newcastle United XI

Formation: 5-2-2-1

Manager: Rafael Benitez

Martin Dubravka (GK)

The Slovakian has been in fine form for the Magpies, and has played every single Premier League game this season. That shouldn’t change.

DeAndre Yedlin (RB)

The US international has missed only four games this season, which includes two games last week and his pace will be very useful against Everton.

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Fabian Schar (CB)

A consistent presence since his arrival from Deportivo La Coruna over the summer, the 27-year-old has been a rock at the back for Newcastle United.

Florian Lejeune (CB)

While the Frenchman missed most of the season after rupturing his cruciate ligament, he’s played every game since his return and should continue that trend.

Jamaal Lascelles (CB)

Newcastle United’s captain confident, Lascelles has struggled to maintain consistency this season but manager Rafael Benitez has kept the faith in his captain.

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Paul Dummett (LB)

The left-back has missed a large part of this season, thanks to injuries and made his return against Burnley. However, he’s yet to start a game since returning from injury and should do so against Everton.

Isaac Hayden (CM)

The former Arsenal man has been Rafael Benitez’s main man in the midfield after Sung-Yeung Ki’s injury. Though the South Korean is back, Hayden should keep his place.

Jonjo Shelvey (CM)

Sean Longstaff’s rise was unpredictable and it has kept a fit Shelvey out of the Newcastle United team. But with the Englishman injured, this could be the former Liverpool star’s chance to prove himself.

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Miguel Almiron (RW)

The Paraguayan has been brilliant since his move to St. James’ Park and should keep his place. But he needs to find the net soon for Newcastle United.

Salomon Rondon (ST)

On loan from West Brom, the 29-year-old has hit a rich vein of form and should keep his place given Joselu’s struggles in front of goal.

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Matt Richie (LW)

A team player, the Scottish international has been deputising at left-back for the last few months and should keep his place in the starting eleven albeit as a left-winger.