Newcastle United will welcome Burnley at St. James’ Park this Saturday evening as they focus on turning their fortunes around for the better by picking up their first win of this Premier League campaign. The Magpies were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw versus Norwich City in midweek which has kept them rooted to the bottom of the Premier League standings.
Eddie Howe could set his team up in a 3-4-3 formation and is expected to make some changes to his first XI for this game. Both Matt Ritchie and Jamaal Lascelles are expected to play from the start but Ciaran Clark won’t be available due to suspension.
3-4-3 Newcastle United Predicted Lineup To Face Burnley
Martin Dubravka will feature in goal for the Magpies after conceding one goal versus the Canaries in his last league outing. Howe could opt for a back three of Fabian Schar, Jamaal Lascelles and Federico Fernandez for this clash at home. All three Newcastle centre-backs would have to be at the top of their game if they are to secure a clean sheet versus the Clarets this weekend.
Emil Krafth will be available for selection on the bench as he provides cover for the defensive positions.
Joe Willock will anchor the Magpies midfield alongside Jonjo Shelvey. Their main job would be to disrupt some of the Burnley attacks and set up some clear-cut chances for their teammates up top. Matt Ritchie will feature as the left wing-back while Jacob Murphy hopes to give a good account of him on the right flank.
Isaac Hayden and Jeff Hendrick will be available for selection on the bench and might come on to make an impact in the second 45 minutes if needed.
Allan Saint-Maximin will once again operate as the left-sided wide player while Joelinton looks to catch the eye on the right. Callum Wilson scored Newcastle’s only goal versus Norwich City from the penalty spot, so he will go into this weekend’s game in high spirits and hoping to find the back of the net during the 90 minutes.
Miguel Almiron will have to be content with a spot on the bench as he waits for his opportunity to prove his worth in the latter stages if required.