Given the Toon’s Champions League exploits, an EFL Cup tie may not whet the urge for food an excessive amount of however towards a dejected Manchester United, Eddie Howe‘s males have an exquisite alternative of getting revenge and advancing to the quarter-finals for a consecutive yr.
That mentioned, the Magpies can have to take action with out quite a lot of first-team gamers, that means an enormous diploma of rotation in midweek is just not doable.
Nevertheless, 4 modifications in some key areas may nonetheless be anticipated from Howe with a tricky recreation towards Arsenal to come back subsequent weekend. This is the supervisor’s predicted XI…
GK – Martin Dubravka
Nick Pope has been the undisputed no 1 this season, as anticipated, however a uncommon alternative looms on Wednesday night for Martin Dubravka, who might be hoping to get one over the Purple Devils having spent a time frame on mortgage at Previous Trafford final time period.
RB – Tino Livramento
Slightly understandably right-back Tino Livramento has solely performed 45 minutes of soccer within the Premier League this season. Kieran Trippier has been on hearth with seven assists in all competitions however like within the final spherical deserves the night time off on this event.
CB – Jamal Lascelles
With Sven Botman nonetheless on the therapy desk membership captain Jamal Lascelles is ready to retain his beginning berth towards United regardless of conceding twice towards Wolves final weekend.
CB – Fabian Schar
Howe is not blessed with many choices within the centre of defence in the mean time. Dan Burn might be shifted throughout from left-back however it’s anticipated an unchanged center pairing will take to the sector on Wednesday night time with Fabian Schar beginning once more.
LB – Lewis Corridor
Talking of Burn, he may be given the night time off this week with Lewis Corridor set to earn some uncommon minutes at left-back this day out. Having arrived from Chelsea in the summertime he has struggled to catch the attention of Howe, having featured in just 54 minutes throughout all competitions.
CB – Sean Longstaff
With Sandro Tonali now banned and unable to play till subsequent August and Lewis Miley injured, it means an excessive amount of rotation will not be afforded in the midst of the park. As such, the ever-reliable Sean Longstaff, who has solely missed one game all season, will maintain his place in midfield.
CM – Joe Willock
The one change in midfield is ready to see Joe Willock come again into the group on the expense of Bruno Guimaraes who’s rested forward of the sport with Arsenal. Attributable to harm, the Gunners academy graduate has solely played 38 minutes this campaign so it is going to be a superb alternative to show each kind and health to his supervisor.
CM – Joelinton
The menacing Brazilian makes up the final spot in midfield with Joelinton‘s chunk from central areas set to be key to Newcastle reaching the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup.
RW – Miguel Almiron
Attributable to harm, the Toon are unlikely to have the ability to make many modifications in attacking areas. Jacob Murphy is out so Miggy Almiron seems to be set to maintain his place on the right-hand aspect of the ahead line this week.
LW – Anthony Gordon
With Harvey Barnes injured, there may be solely actually one possibility for Howe to pick on his left flank, Anthony Gordon. The Everton academy graduate has been in flying kind this season having posted three goals and two assists so might be an enormous risk to Man United.
ST – Callum Wilson
One other harm to Alexander Isak has left Howe with no selection however to area Callum Wilson as his quantity 9. That will not trouble the supervisor, nevertheless, with the England worldwide scoring seven goals in nine league outings all through 2023/24.
Newcastle predicted XI in full – GK – Dubravka, RB – Livramento, CB – Lascelles, CB – Schar, LB – Corridor, CB – Longstaff, CM – Willock, CM – Joelinton, RW – Almiron, LW – Gordon, ST – Wilson.