Newcastle predicted lineup vs Chelsea - Premier League

One final celebration for Newcastle
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Newcastle will bring their glorious campaign to a close on Sunday with a trip to face struggling Chelsea.

The Magpies have booked their place in next season's Champions League and are now competing with Manchester United for third in the table. Erik ten Hag's side must drop points, while Newcastle must secure all three if they want to climb even higher.

Here's how Eddie Howe could set up for this one.

Newcastle predicted lineup vs Chelsea (4-3-3)

GK: Martin Dubravka - With Nick Pope recently undergoing surgery, it's over to Dubravka - who started the campaign on loan at Manchester United - to close out the season.

RB: Kieran Trippier - Newcastle's leading creator, Trippier has set up ten goals in all competitions this season.

CB: Fabian Schar - Chelsea have spent huge sums on centre-backs and none have performed better than 31-year-old Schar.

CB: Sven Botman - The youthful star in Newcastle's experienced back line, Botman is the kind of player who deserves to play in the Champions League.

LB: Dan Burn - Reports suggest Burn's position in this team is not completely safe, so the skyscraper defender will feel as though he has a point to prove.

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DM: Bruno Guimaraes - Few players in the Premier League have been better than Guimaraes this season. Chelsea were linked with the Brazilian during his time at Athletico Paranaense and will be kicking themselves for not pulling the trigger.

CM: Sean Longstaff - One of Howe's biggest success stories, Longstaff will need to do a lot of heavy lifting in midfield this weekend as Joe Willock and Joelinton both remain out.

CM: Elliot Anderson - 20-year-old Anderson has held his own in the Magpies midfield in recent weeks and deserves another chance to add to his growing reputation.

RW: Miguel Almiron - Almiron hasn't scored a goal in over two months and yet has still outscored anyone on Chelsea's books.

ST: Callum Wilson - Coming into the weekend on 18 league goals, Wilson needs two to catch up with the suspended Ivan Toney in third.

LW: Alexander Isak - Isak's move out to the left wing has harmed his goal numbers but the towering Swede still knows how to contribute to his side.