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  • Kurt Zouma was meant to start against Leicester last weekend only to pull out of the warm-up ill. He will return here if fit enough.
  • Saïd Benrahma and Nikola Vlasic are both pushing for starts in place of the likes of Pablo Fornals and Manuel Lanzini.
  • Ryan Fredericks and Ben Johnson are also options at full-back if David Moyes wants to freshen things up after last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Leicester.
  • Kieran Trippier is out for the foreseeable future with a fractured foot in a massive blow for Newcastle.
  • Javier Manquillo, who would normally replace Trippier, also came off injured in their 1-0 win over Aston Villa last weekend and is out for a couple of weeks.
  • Matt Targett couldn’t face parent club Villa last weekend but he returns here and will slot back in here.
  • Eddie Howe may actually switch to a back three if Jamaal Lascelles is back from illness, with Ryan Fraser or Jacob Murphy tasked at right wing-back.
  • Bruno Guimaraes may bizarrely have to wait for his full Newcastle debut as Howe is showing loyalty to Jonjo Shelvey, Joelinton and Joe Willock after some good performances.

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