Is this the strongest Newcastle United side Eddie Howe could put out? (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Is this Eddie Howe’s strongest XI as Newcastle United prepare to face Brentford on Saturday?

Eddie Howe will select his first Newcastle United team when Brentford make the trip to St James’s Park on Saturday - is this the strongest side he could pick?

Sunday, 14th November 2021, 1:00 pm

Newcastle host Brentford in the Premier League for the first time ever on Saturday.

It will also be the first time Howe will lead his new team out as they search for their first win of the season.

With just shy of two weeks preparation on the training pitch, the question on everyone’s lips will be: how much of Howe’s philosophy has he been able to transfer to his new squad?

At Bournemouth, Howe tended to favour a four-man defence with either two strikers or a no.10 dropping in just behind the centre-forward.

Here, we take a look at how Newcastle would look in that system and see what their ‘strongest XI’ could look like under their new manager:

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