Jonjo Shelvey and Mohamed Diame handed Newcastle United starts, Under-23 players on bench

Jonjo Shelvey and Mohamed Diame have been recalled to Newcastle United's starting XI at Craven Cottage.

Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Benitez's side take on Fulham this afternoon (3pm kick-off) in their final game of the season.

And Benitez has handed starts to midfielders Shelvey and Diame, while Kelland Watts and Lewis Cass, both 19, are on the bench.

A number of players, notably on-loan Salomon Rondon, could make their final appearances for the club, which is 14th in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, former United striker Aleksandar Mitrovic starts for Fulham.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Dubravka, Hayden, Schar, Lascelles, Dummett, Ritchie, Diame, Shelvey, Perez, Atsu, Rondon. Subs: Darlow, Clark, Muto, Kenedy, Fernandez, Cass, Watts.

FULHAM: Sergio Rico; Christie, Mawson, Le Marchand, Bryan; Chambers, Zambo Anguissa; Ayite, Cairney, R Sessegnon; Mitrovic. Subs: Fabri, Kebano, Babel, Ream, De la Torre, S Sessegnon, Elliott.

Aleksandar Mitrovic.