ONCE AGAIN, NO ALTERATIONS FOR THE TOON
Given the current circumstances, Eddie Howe has limited options when it comes to choosing his team. However, the Newcastle United team is currently experiencing success, and as the saying goes, one should refrain from making changes when you have a winning lineup.
The only modification that is being made is due to necessity, as Nick Pope has unfortunately suffered a shoulder injury and will most likely be absent from the field for the next four months. In his place, Martin Dubravka, the renowned former Manchester United player, steps in to assert his claim for the number one position, a position he previously held at St James’ Park before the arrival of the talented Nick Pope. Kieran Trippier, undoubtedly, will be playing as the right-back this evening for the Toon. Alongside him, Tino Livramento, who showcased his brilliance against Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United in the previous week, retains his position on the left side, leaving Lewis Hall (and Paul Dummett) on the bench.
The formidable duo of Fabian Schar and Jamaal Lascelles will persist as a strong partnership at the heart of the defense. Their main challenge will be to effectively handle the threat posed by Calvert-Lewin inside the Magpies’ penalty area. In the heart of the engine room, we find the dynamic duo from Brazil, Joelinton and Bruno Guimaraes, who possess remarkable stamina to consistently play full 90-minute games. Similarly, Lewis Miley, a 17-year-old player, has impressed since his rapid entry into professional football and continues to hold his position in the midfield.
Moving to the attacking front, Anthony Gordon, who is currently in top form, may face a hostile reception at Goodison Park after his transfer to Tyneside for £40m. On the other hand, the tireless and energetic Miguel Almiron occupies the right side, aiming to create difficulties for Mykolenko as he cleverly cuts inside onto his preferred left foot.