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PREVIEW: NEWCASTLE UNITED (A)

27 March 2018

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Huddersfield Town return to action after the March international break as the Terriers travel up to St. James’ Park to take on Newcastle United in what will be Town’s 31st Premier League game of the season.

The Magpies currently occupy 13th in the Premier League table and Rafa Benítez’s side is on a fine run of form having lost just one of its last six games.

Last time out in the league, Newcastle ran out 3-0 winners at home to Southampton, thanks to a Kenedy double and a goal from Matt Ritchie. Meanwhile David Wagner’s side fell to a 2-0 defeat at home to Crystal Palace, with James Tomkins and Luka Milivojević slotting past Jonas Lössl.

The Terriers came out 1-0 winners over Newcastle United when the two sides met at the John Smith’s Stadium back in August, with Aaron Mooy grabbing the winning goal for Town.

Fantasy Premier League – Form

Kenedy

Form: 7.0

The Brazilian currently tops the FPL form table for Newcastle United having started the last six Premier League games for the Magpies and hitting a double last time out against Southampton.

Dwight Gayle

Form: 6.7

The forward has appeared in all but three of Newcastle’s Premier League games this season, hitting the back of the net on five occasions. Gayle also has three assists to his name.

Jonjo Shelvey

Form: 4.3

With 20 Premier League appearances for the Magpies so far this season, Shelvey boasts a 61% tackle success rate in the league this campaign and is only 15 successful passes shy of making the 900 mark.

Newcastle United’s Last Premier League XI vs Southampton (4-2-3-1)

GK: Martin Dúbravka

LB: Paul Dummett
CB: Florian Lejeune
CB: Jamaal Lascelles
RB: DeAndre Yedlin

CM: Mohamed Diame
CM: Jonjo Shelvey

LW: Kenedy
CAM: Ayoze Pérez
RW: Matt Ritchie

ST: Dwight Gayle

Team News – Newcastle United

Following the international break, the only new injury concern for the Magpies is Matt Ritchie. The midfielder withdrew from the Scotland squad after suffering a knock in the 1-0 defeat to Costa Rica.

FPL Injury Table

Matt Ritchie (Knock, 75% chance), Rob Elliot (Knock, unlikely), Karl Darlow (Shoulder, 75% chance), Islam Slimani (Thigh, unlikely), Jesús Gámez Duarte (Ankle, unlikely)

Team News - Huddersfield Town

David Wagner will address the press on Thursday ahead of the Newcastle United match to give updates on the latest team news ahead of the clash at St. James’ Park.

FPL Injury Table

Terence Kongolo (Knock), Sean Scannell (Shoulder), Danny Williams (Ankle), Jon Gorenc Stanković (Lack of Match Fitness), Michael Hefele (Knee).

Kit

Town will be wearing its alternative red and black flash kit at St. James’ Park this weekend.

Directions

Address: St. James’ Park, Barrack Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4ST.

To find out the best way of getting to St. James’ Park CLICK HERE to view Newcastle United’s Visiting Supporters Guide.

#HTTV

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