Ki Sung-yueng and Fabian Schar recalled to Newcastle United's starting XI – but no place for Jonjo Shelvey

Jonjo Shelvey. (Pic: Martin Swinney)
Jonjo Shelvey. (Pic: Martin Swinney)

Fabian Schar and Ki Sung-yueng have been recalled to Newcastle United's starting XI.

Rafa Benitez's side take on Crystal Palace at St James's Park (3pm kick-off) looking for a sixth successive home win in the Premier League.

Miguel Almiron arrives at St James's Park.

Miguel Almiron arrives at St James's Park.

And Schar and Ki come into the team in place of Paul Dummett and Mohamed Diame.

Dummett drops down to the bench, while Diame is not involved because of injury.

There is no place in the team for Jonjo Shelvey after Isaac Hayden recovered from the hip problem which forced him off against Arsenal on Monday night.

Kenedy is not even on the bench, while former United winger Andros Townsend is in Palace's starting XI.

Newcastle are 14th in the Premier League with six games left to play.

Palace are a place, and a point, above them in the table.

“They have won six games away and four at home, so they are a very good side away," said Benitez, United's manager.

"The reason why is simple. They're well organised, compact, have pace and ability up front and in wide areas. They have pace and mobility."

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Dubravka; Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Lejeune, Ritchie; Perez, Hayden, Ki, Almiron; Rondon. Subs: Darlow, Manquillo, Fernandez, Dummett, Shelvey, Atsu, Muto.

CRYSTAL PALACE: Guaita; Wan-Bissaka, Kelly, Tomkins, Van Aanholt; McArthur, Milivojevic, Schlupp; Townsend, Batshuayi, Zaha.