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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
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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

Joelinton
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.


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