By 90Min
December 04, 2018

Newcastle are the visitors at Goodison Park Wednesday evening and take on an Everton side still bearing the scars of a Merseyside derby defeat.

The Magpies come into the fixture off the back of a surprise 3-0 defeat at St. James' Park to struggling West Ham United. Prior to that, Newcastle had strung together three hard-fought victories after failing to win in the opening ten games.

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Toon boss Rafa Benitez does have some injuries and suspensions to consider in his selection ahead of the clash in which a defeat could condemn them to the bottom three once more.

Here's a look at how they could line up:


1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

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Martin Dubravka (GK) - Benitez's number one has kept four clean sheets this season for Newcastle.


Federico Fernandez (CB) The Argentinian has started 11 games this season as Benitez has had to change centre-back pairings so often this season.


Fabian Schar (CB) - The 26-year-old Swiss international is likely to be starting and will have to be on his toes with the lively Richarlison

DeAndre Yedlin (RB) - The defender has had a stellar season so far and has featured for the Magpies more than any other defender with 13 appearances. 

Ciaran Clark (LB) - Following Javier Manquillo's poor performance last time out, Ciaran Clark could come in and fill in at left-back.

2. Midfielders

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Ki Sung-yueng (CM) - The ex-Swansea man has started the last two outings against Burnley and West Ham and looks set to keep his place for the Everton game.

Mohamed Diame (CM) - Has started every game this term and would be a surprising omission from Benitez.

Kenedy (LM) - The Brazilian has a goal and assist to his name this season but Benitez will be expecting more from the 22-year-old as Newcastle continue to struggle finding the net.

Jonjo Shelvey (RM) - Shelvey is pushing for a start and as a result of Matt Ritchie's suspension, the ex-Liverpool player could get on the team sheet. 

3. Forwards

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Salomon Rondon (ST) - With only two goals following his loan move from West Brom, the striker has failed to deliver the impact Benitez had hoped.

Ayoze Perez (ST) - The Magpies' other striker for the Everton clash has only one goal this season but the Spaniard will need to start scoring soon to stay on Tyneside.

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