The teams are out for this afternoon’s 3pm kick off against West Ham and Rafa has made FIVE changes from the side who lost to 1-0 to Arsenal last weekend – and some VERY dubious decisions..
OUT – Lejeune, Merino, Hayden, Murphy, Perez
IN – Clark, Diame, Saivet, Ritchie, Gayle
Here’s the full team we’ll see line-up against David Moyes’ side today:
NUFC XI – (4-2-3-1) – Elliot – Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Manquillo – Ritchie, Diame, Saivet, Atsu, – Joselu, Gayle. (Subs: Darlow, Dummett, Haidara, Mbemba, Murphy, Aarons, Perez.)
- Merino and Hayden are missing with ‘knocks’
- Diame AND Saivet start in midfield
- Clark in for Lejeune (whose not even in the squad)
- Ritchie returns for Murphy
- Gayle up top with Joselu in place for Perez
- Haidara on the bench
West Ham XI – Adrian, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Zabaleta, Kouyate, Obiang, Masuaku, Ayew, Arnautovic, Antonio.
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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.