Jonjo Shelvey recall, Newcastle's midfield options - Our writers discuss major talking point for Rafa Benitez

Should Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez recall Jonjo Shelvey to the starting XI for the trip to Chelsea tomorrow?

It's one of the major talking points for Benitez, who faces the press today at 1.30pm ahead of the Stamford Bridge visit, and our writers Miles Starforth and Liam Kennedy have had their say on the issue.

"I don't think we have seen the best of him this season," said Miles.

Liam added: "We haven't seen him take control of games like we did at the start of last season."

For our writers' pull views on the Newcastle midfielder conundrum, give our video a watch.

Rafa Benitez addresses Matt Ritchie's form at Newcastle

Rafa Benitez talks to midfielder Jonjo Shelvey

Rafa Benitez talks to midfielder Jonjo Shelvey

Ciaran Clark delivers candid assessment of Newcastle’s toughest month yet in the Premier League