Newcastle United will take on Fulham as they welcome them to St. James’ Park on Sunday night to grab all three points in this home encounter. The Magpies come into the match on the back of an impressive 2-0 victory against Leicester City to book their place in the semi-finals of the EFL Cup. On the other hand, Fulham recorded a similar result against Chelsea which will keep their spirits high going into this fixture.
Eddie Howe will continue with the 4-3-3 formation that has been working for them and could make a couple of tweaks to the first XI for this home encounter. We can expect to see Allan Saint-Maximin play from the start on the left-wing spot while Jamaal Lascelles replaces Sven Botman in the backline.
4-3-3 Newcastle United Predicted XI Vs Fulham
Nick Pope will continue to feature in between the sticks for the Magpies hoping to produce a strong display and keep a clean sheet again. As mentioned earlier, Sven Botman will make way for Jamaal Lascelles to function alongside Fabian Schar at the heart of Newcastle’s backline as they hope to keep things solid at the back throughout the game.
Kieran Trippier will continue as the right-back while Dan Burn keeps his place on the other side as the left-back. Howe will give both of them the license to get forward and join in on the attack at every chance.
Sven Botman will be named on the bench as he provides cover for the centre-back positions.
Joe Willock, Bruno Guimaraes and Sean Longstaff will make up Newcastle’s midfield as they try to dominate possession at the centre of the park and engineer enough chances for the Magpies to win this contest.
Jacob Murphy will have to be content with a spot on the bench as he waits for his chance to shine in the second 45 minutes if Howe opts to call upon his services.
As mentioned earlier, Allan Saint-Maximin will function as the left-sided wide player while Miguel Almiron hopes to put on an influential display on the right wing. Both of them will be tasked with creating decent opportunities in front of the goal.
Callum Wilson will continue to lead the charge for the Tyneside club up top. He will be looking to find the back of the net and get his name on the scoresheet as he goes against the opposition in this weekend’s contest.
Chris Wood and Joelinton will be named on the bench and might come on to make an impact in the latter stages of the game if needed.