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

Is this the Newcastle United starting XI Eddie Howe will name to face Brentford?

Eddie Howe will select his first Newcastle United starting XI when Brentford make the trip to St James’s Park on Saturday – but which players will he turn to?

Thursday, 18th November 2021, 12:51 pm

Newcastle host Brentford in the Premier League for the first time ever this weekend. It will also be the first time Howe will lead his new team out as they search for their first win of the season.

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, which could be the team that faces Brentford:

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