Murphy vs Lascelles
Norwich’s top scorer is striker Jacob Murphy. The Canaries’ frontman has five goals so far this season – four of them coming in the league – and arguably poses his side’s biggest threat.
Murphy’s pace could be a problem for Lascelles, but the Magpies’ skipper should win any physical battle that takes place.
Given Mbemba was dropped at the weekend he could be rotated back into the squad to support his captain in defence. The pair are probably Newcastle’s best centre halves so it would make sense to play them against one of the league’s strongest teams.