Matz Sels starts in goal for Newcastle at Fulham, Chancel Mbemba on bench

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Rafa Benitez has named his Newcastle United side for tonight's Championship opener against Fulham.

Benitez's team kick off their campaign at Craven Cottage tonight (7.45pm).

United's manager has handed competitive debuts to Matz Sels, Grant Hanley, Isaac Hayden, Matt Ritchi and Dwight Gayle.

Chancel Mbemba is among the substitutes, while Aleksandar Mitrovic is suspended.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Sels; Janmaat, Hanley, Lascelles, Dummett; Colback, Hayden; Anita, Perez, Ritchie; Gayle. Subs: Darlow, Gamez, Sterry, Mbemba, Shelvey, Aarons, Armstrong.

FULHAM: Button, Odoi, Kalas, Madl, Malone, Cairney, Tunnicliffe, McDonald, Ayite, Aluko, Smith. Subs: Joronen, Stearman, Ream, Christensen, Edun, Woodrow, Parker

Matz Sels

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