Newcastle United will be hosting Everton on Friday. The fixture will take place at 1:15 am IST on 9th February at St. James Park. Newcastle will player their 22nd match of the league while Everton will play their 21st match of the league. Both the clubs are fighting to avoid relegation but Everton has the upper hand in that due to a few good performances.
Newcastle United are 19th on the Premier League table in the relegation zone for a long time. However, with a win, they could escape the relegation zone since a long time. With the new signings they have made, they will look forward to winning a series of matches and staying in the Premier League for the next season.
Newcastle Premier League form: L L D D W
Everton are 16th on the Premier League table. They have also suffered in the first half of the season massively. The Toffees have appointed Frank Lampard as their new manager and made quite a few good signings in January. They will also look forward to getting a winning streak and being in a comfortable place at the table.
Everton Premier League form: L D L L L
Newcastle United vs Everton: The Magpies team news
Newcastle’s most recent injuries are Paul Dummet and Joelinton who were taken off in their win over Leeds. Therefore, the new signings of Matt Target and Bruno Guimaraes might get early debuts at the St. James Park.
Moreover, Newcastle will also be without the long-term injured players Isaac Hayden, Callum Wilson, and Federico Fernandez even though Fernandez is nearing his return. Jamaal Lascelles also suffered a hamstring injury in Newcastle’s trip to Elland Road. Dan Burn might also get a debut straight away due to the absence of Lascelles.
Newcastle possible starting lineup
Martin Dubravka; Kieran Trippier, Fabian Schar, Dan Burn, Matt Targett; Joseph Willock, Jonjo Shelvey, Bruno Guimaraes; Ryan Fraser, Chris Wood, Allan Saint-Maximin
Everton vs Newcastle United: The Toffees team news
Ben Godfrey left the pitch after just 15 minutes with a hamstring injury in Everton’s FA Cup fixture against Brentford. Godfrey is unlikely to feature against Newcastle along with Fabian Delph, Abdoulaye Doucoure, and Tom Davies.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin might feature to some extent as Lampard remains hopeful despite the England international suffering a knock in training. All the new signings Dele Alli, Donny van de Beek, and Anwar El-Ghazi are likely to be on the bench as Lampard may not be tempted to make changes in the team very quickly.
Everton possible starting lineup
Jordan Pickford; Mason Holgate, Michael Keane, Yerry Mina; Seamus Coleman, Allan, Andre Gomes, Vitallii Mykolenko; Andros Townsend, Richarlison, Demarai Gray
Newcastle United 1-3 Everton
Both the clubs will look forward to their new signings to improve their performances massively. However, Newcastle might fall short on depth as Everton will have very good quality on the bench. Moreover, Newcastle have more injuries than Everton which also gives Everton an upper hand. One thing is for sure that this will be a very entertaining fixture.
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