Will this be the Newcastle United side that starts against Southampton? (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Three changes to the Newcastle United side after victory over Brighton as Eddie Howe prepares for busy week - predicted XI for Southampton clash

Eddie Howe has a few selection headaches as Newcastle face a tough upcoming Premier League schedule.

United will play three away games in seven days with trips to Southampton, Chelsea and Everton to come before a sixteen day break.

Goals from Ryan Fraser and Fabian Schar were enough to secure all three points against Brighton on Saturday - a result that extended their unbeaten run to eight games and put the Magpies seven points above the relegation zone.

Newcastle’s good form means that despite having players like Allan Saint-Maximin, Bruno Guimaraes and captain Jamaal Lascelles on the bench, there is little need for Howe to make wholesale changes to his starting side.

So what might Newcastle’s team look like on Thursday evening on the south coast? Here, we take a look at the side Howe could select to start at St Mary’s in our predicted line-up:

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