Fabian Schar, Ki Sung-yueng and Ayoze Perez handed Newcastle starts

Rafa Benitez.
Rafa Benitez.

Rafa Benitez has named his starting XI for this afternoon's game against Bournemouth.

Newcastle United, 17th in the Premier League, take on Eddie Howe's side at St James's Park (3pm kick-off).

And the team which ended last weekend's game against Watford, won 1-0 by Benitez's side, will start the Bournemouth fixture.

Fabian Schar, Ki Sung-yueng and Ayoze Perez replaced Jamaal Lascelles, Jonjo Shelvey and Yoshinori Muto respectively.

Bournemouth are sixth in the division.

Benitez said: "Bournemouth are a good team, well organised. It will not be easy to play expansive football, because they're quite compact."

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Dubravka; Yedlin, Schar, Fernandez, Dummett; Ki, Diame; Ritchie, Perez, Kenedy; Rondon.