Newcastle United's Slovakian goalkeeper Martin Dubravka saves a shot from Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka during the English FA Cup third round football match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 9, 2021. - Arsenal won the game 2-0 aet.

Liam Kennedy's Newcastle United XI for the visit of Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United – with FIVE huge selection decisions

Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is meant to be definition of insanity.

By Liam Kennedy
Tuesday, 26th January 2021, 8:00 am

Steve Bruce is definitely one for change at Newcastle United, unfortunately the result more often that not remains the same.

Leeds United head to St James’s Park this evening with the Magpies in a run of no win in ten in all competitions, and no win in the Premier League in eight. Goals, too, have proven very hard to come by with United registering just one goal in open play since the last time these two met at Elland Road on December 16.

Injury and illness remains an issue on Tyneside, but who can Bruce call upon to kick-start Newcastle United’s 2021 into life? Our Magpies writer Liam Kennedy takes a look at the team he would pick this evening – and he’s made FIVE huge selection decisions, as well as switching the formation back to 4-4-2.

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