Eddie Howe’s strongest Newcastle United starting XI when ‘injury crisis’ subsides: gallery

Newcastle United injury news: Eddie Howe has to contend with a plethora of injury problems as the Premier League makes its return at the weekend.

Newcastle United host Chelsea on Saturday with Eddie Howe having a number of selection calls to make as he and the club balances a major injury crisis.

But what would Howe’s starting XI look like if he had a full complement of players to pick from?

Howe hasn’t been able to take advantage of that luxury throughout the season, however, with injuries and suspensions playing their part even before their opening day win over Aston Villa.

Here, we take a look at the best starting XI Howe could name once his squad is completely injury free.

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