Newcastle United will travel to Lancashire to take on Burnley at Turf Moor on Monday night. The Magpies are currently enjoying a three-match unbeaten run in the league having picked up 7 points out of a possible 9 in their last three Premier League matches. However, they will come up against a resolute Burnley side who are quite strong at home.
Rafael Benitez is expected to stick with his preferred 4-4-1-1 formation and might make a few changes for this match due to injuries to some of his first-team starters.
4-4-1-1 Newcastle United Predicted Lineup To Face Burnley
Martin Dúbravka will start as Benitez’s first-choice goalkeeper once again after earning two clean sheets in his last three starts in the Premier League. The defensive duo of Fabian Schär and Federico Fernandez could fill in as centre-halves in the absence of Jamaal Lascelles, who is a significant doubt for this weekend’s encounter at Turf Moor.
Paul Dummett is also a slight doubt but should recover in time to take his place at left-back while DeAndre Yedlin should look to use his quickness on the right side of the Magpies defence.
Rafael Benitez’s men have improved a lot defensively over the past three matches as they conceded just one goal during that time which should give them confidence going into this encounter against the Clarets.
Mohamed Diamé and Ki Sung-Yueng might be unleashed at the middle of the park as they look to pull strings from midfield. Kenedy is expected to hug the left touchline and link up with the front players in the attacking third. Matt Ritchie could feature down the right flank as he assumes his role as a facilitator in Benitez’s starting XI.
Ayoze Perez is likely to play on the shoulders of Salomon Rondon, who will be the lone target man up top for the Tyneside outfit. The Venezuelan international scored a brace of goals against Bournemouth in the previous gameweek while Perez was the match-winner against Watford earlier this month. Their incredible contributions have helped Newcastle climb out of the bottom, so Benitez will once again depend on them to make a telling difference in this contest on Monday night.