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Newcastle predicted lineup vs West Ham - Premier League

Max Parsons
Eddie Howe has some decisions to make
Eddie Howe has some decisions to make / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Newcastle travel to West Ham on Saturday afternoon aiming to continue their fantastic Premier League form.

Eddie Howe's men have avoided defeat in their previous five league outings, following back-to-back draws against Manchester United and Watford with excellent victories over Leeds, Everton and Aston Villa.

Now four points clear of the relegation zone, the Magpies now face a very tough test away at fifth-placed West Ham who have lacked consistency in recent weeks. Here's how Howe could set out his side.

Newcastle predicted lineup vs West Ham

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Matt Targett
Matt Targett should return to the side / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages

Martin Dubravka (GK) - Looking for a third clean sheet in four outings this weekend.

Emil Krafth (RB) -
Kieran Tripper is going to be a gargantuan miss after fracturing his foot last time out and, with Javier Manquillo also out, Krafth could be the one to deputise.

Fabian Schar (CB) -
A favourite of Howe's, having missed just one Premier League game under the Magpies boss' reign.

Dan Burn (CB) -
The boyhood Newcastle fan made his debut last week and should continue in Jamal Lascelles' likely continued absence.

Matt Targett (LB) -
Missed out against his parent club last time out but the Aston Villa loanee should return this weekend.

2. Midfielders

Rubbish striker, brilliant midfielder / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Joe Willock (CM) - Bruno Guimaraes is still yet to make his full debut, but if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Jonjo Shelvey (CM) - Has been a consistent performer since Howe's arrival in the dugout and should continue at the heart of the side.

Joelinton (CM) - Now a mainstay in the Magpies midfield, Joelinton is a daunting opponent in the middle of the pitch.

3. Forwards

Allan Saint-Maximin
A fantastic player to watch / George Wood/GettyImages

Ryan Fraser (RW) - Has been lively in recent weeks, clearly enjoying his reunion with former Bournemouth boss Howe.

Chris Wood (ST) -
Still no goals for the big striker, although he began to show signs of understanding with his new colleagues last time out.

Allan Saint-Maximin (LW) -
A dazzling talent on his day, Saint-Maximin is capable of running riot against anyone he comes up against.