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.

By Miles Starforth
Sunday, 12 May, 2019, 14:04

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.

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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.