Newcastle's Mohamed Diame starts alongside Jonjo Shelvey against Swansea
Newcastle United take on the Premier League's basement club at St James's Park (3pm kick-off).
Benitez has made four changes to the team which beat Luton Town 3-1 in last weekend's third-round FA Cup tie.
Karl Darlow, DeAndre Yedlin, Mohamed Diame and Christian Atsu come into Benitez's starting XI.
Diame starts in midfield alongside Jonjo Shelvey, signed from Swansea in a Â£12million deal two years ago.
Benitez's side are 13th in the table after taking seven points from their last four games.
NEWCASTLE UNITED: Darlow; Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett; Ritchie, Shelvey, Diame, Atsu; Perez, Gayle. Subs: Elliot, Haidara, Manquillo, Hayden, Merino, Murphy, Joselu.
SWANSEA CITY: Fabianski, Sung-Yueng, van der Hoorn, Mawson, Dyer, Carroll, Olsson, Clucas, Ayew, Bartley, McBurnie. Subs: Nordfeldt, Bony, Fer, Narsingh, Fernandez, Mesa, Roberts.