The teams are out for tonight’s 8pm kick off at Turf Moor and Rafa Benitez has made ONE surprise change from the side that won 1-0 against Crystal Palace, bringing in Mo Diame for Isaac Hayden for his first start of the season – Mikel Merino misses out entirely with a back problem.
OUT – Hayden IN – Diame
Here’s the team we’ll see line-up at Burnley on Sky Sports tonight:
Newcastle United XI – (4-2-3-1) – Elliot – Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Manquillo – Diame, Shelvey – Ritchie, Perez , Atsu – Joselu. (SUBS-Darlow, Clark, Gamez, Hayden, Saivet, Murphy, Gayle)
- Diame STARTS, partnering Shelvey in midfield, leaving Hayden to settle for a place on the bench.
- Merino OUT of the squad with a back injury.
- Joselu keeps his place up top, with Gayle taking a place on the bench. Mitrovic is NOT included in the matchday squad.
- Saivet in the squad for the first time this season.
- Lejeune and Lascelles continue at centre-back, seeing Clark remain on the bench and Mbemba left out once again.
Burnley XI (4-5-1): Pope – Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Ward – Brady, Defour, Cork,Hendrick, Gudmundsson – Barnes.
No Wood or Vokes for Burnley!
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Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.