NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 26:  Joselu of Newcastle (L2
) celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Chelsea FC at St. James Park on August 26, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Getty Images)

Picking the Best Potential Newcastle Lineup to Face Watford in the Premier League on Saturday

Newcastle will be looking for their first win of the season when they welcome Watford to St. James' Park on Saturday afternoon.


The Magpies are currently languishing in the relegation zone after picking up just three points from their opening 10 matches, with their poor form in front of goal seriously costing them. They've failed to score in four of their last five matches, with their most recent result being a goalless draw against Southampton last weekend.


Here's how Newcastle could potentially line up for Saturday's clash.

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Martin Dubravka (GK) - Newcastle's first choice stopper will keep his place between the sticks.


DeAndre Yedlin (RB) - The American full-back has only missed one match so far this season, so his place in the starting XI seems safe.


Jamaal Lascelles (CB) - After recently signing a new deal with the Magpies, the 24-year-old will be looking to celebrate it with a win.


Federico Fernandez (CB) - Rafa Benitez has opted to field the Argentinean ahead of Fabian Schar so far this season and that is unlikely to change on Saturday.


Paul Dummett (LB) - Has been enjoying a reasonable season so far and is ahead in the pecking order over the likes of Javier Manquillo and Achraf Lazaar.

2. Midfielders

Matt Ritchie (RM) - With just one assist to his name so far this season, the Scotsman needs to start providing more in the final third.


Jonjo Shelvey (CM) - Newcastle's star man has been in fine form so far this season and is now practically irreplaceable.


Mohamed Diame (CM) - The Senegalese midfielder has featured in all ten of his side's Premier League matches, so it would be a surprise if he didn't start once again.


Kenedy (LM) - Very little has been going right for the Chelsea loanee, with his performances failing to match the high standards he previously set during 2017/18 season.


Ayoze Perez (AM) - The hole in behind the striker is likely to be filled by the 25-year-old.

3. Forward

Yoshinori Muto (ST) - Salomon Rondon remains a doubt for Saturday after returning to the bench last weekend against Southampton, so the Japanese striker may get another chance to start.


He's only scored one goal so far this season, so he'll be desperate to add to that tally.