Rafa Benitez has recalled DeAndre Yedlin and Chancel Mbemba to his Newcastle United starting XI.
Benitez's side take on Stoke City at St James's Park (3pm kick-off) looking for a third successive Premier League victory.
United's manager has recalled fit-again defensive pair DeAndre Yedlin and Chancel Mbemba along with Christian Atsu.
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Yedlin has been sidelined since late July, while Mbemba returned from international duty with DR Congo earlier this month with a hamstring injury.
Winger Atsu also returns to the team in place of Jacob Murphy, who started last weekend's 1-0 win over Swansea City.
Jonjo Shelvey and Dwight Gayle are again on the bench, while former Stoke striker Joselu continues up front.
Joselu, signed for £5million last month, has spoken about his move to Newcastle ahead of the game.
NEWCASTLE UNITED: Elliot; Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Mbemba; Hayden, Merino; Ritchie, Perez, Atsu; Joselu. Subs: Woodman, Lejeune, Manquillo, Diame, Murphy, Shelvey, Gayle.
STOKE CITY: Butland; Zouma, Martins Indi, Wimmer; Diouf, Allen, Fletcher, Pieters; Jese, Shaqiri; Choupo-Moting. Subs: Grant, Johnson, Berahino, Tymon, Adam, Crouch, Sobhi.