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Schar And Botman To Start | 4-3-3 Newcastle United Predicted Lineup Vs Leicester City

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Newcastle United will face off against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Monday as they hope to earn a good result on their travels. The Magpies currently find themselves in third place of the Premier League standings and would be confident about securing a win versus the Foxes next week.

Eddie Howe will probably opt for a 4-3-3 formation and is expected to go with a strong first team for this game. We can expect to see Fabian Schar and Sven Botman play from the start in this league contest away at Leicester.

4-3-3 Newcastle United Predicted Lineup To Face Leicester City

Defence

Nick Pope will play in goal for the Tyneside club as he hopes to secure a clean sheet versus the East Midlands club next week. As mentioned earlier, Fabian Schar will get a chance to play alongside Sven Botman at the centre of Newcastle’s backline as they try to keep the Leicester attackers frustrated during the 90 minutes.

Kieran Trippier will function as the right-back while Dan Burn tries to give a good account of himself on the other flank as the left-back. Both of them could be instructed to keep a solid defensive shape at the back and offer some support to their teammates inside the opponent’s half.

Jamaal Lascelles will be available for selection on the bench as he offers cover for the centre-back positions.

St. James' Park
St. James’ Park

Midfield

Howe could be inclined to name a midfield comprised of Sean Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes and Joe Willock as they look to win the 50-50 battles at the centre of the park and orchestrate some meaningful openings in the final third.

Jonjo Shelvey will have to be content with a spot on the bench and might come on to influence the game in the second half if Howe opts to call upon his services.

Attack

Joelinton could get a chance to impress as the left-sided wide player while Miguel Almiron hopes to put his pace to good use on the right flank. Both of them need to get in behind the Leicester backline at every chance they can so that they can engineer enough chances for Newcastle to win this league game at the King Power Stadium.

Callum Wilson will spearhead the Tyneside club’s attack on the attacking end of the field. He will have to carry most of the goal-scoring burden for the Magpies on his own up top.

Allan Saint-Maximin and Chris Wood will have to settle for a spot on the bench as he awaits his opportunity to shine in the latter stages of the game if Newcastle are in need of a goal by then.

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