Jamaal Lascelles of Newcastle United arrives to the stadium ahead of the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on December 04, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

'Lost for words' – Newcastle United fans react to team news v Burnley as Eddie Howe makes two changes from Norwich City draw

Newcastle United’s line-up to face Burnley has been confirmed, and supporters have given their thoughts.

Saturday, 4th December 2021, 2:35 pm

Eddie Howe made two changes from the side that drew 1-1 with Norwich City on Tuesday night as captain Jamaal Lascelles returned from suspension in place of Federico Fernandez and Miguel Almiron replaced Ryan Fraser, who missed out entirely.

Here’s what supporters had to say following the team news announcement…

@Koba0072: “433. Think he feels obligated to start Lascelles as he's captain. If we revert to a 343 or anything like that, I can see Fernandez coming on but I feel he deserves to be starting.”

@jamiecampbell50: “Fede has been out for months he was never gonna play 2 games in 4 days let’s be real. Stop being negative and back Eddie Howe and his decisions new manager might mean new Lascelles back then both.”

@decarteret_john: “Cant believe Fernandez is on the bench. If you MUST have Lascelles back (and I don't see why you would) at least drop Schar instead. Or play 5 at the back. We need Fernandez badly. What has the dude done? Must be some reason beyond football he isn't playing. Makes no sense.”

@Cosseycj: “Very poor after Fernandez display the other night that he is dropped.. for Lascelles!! Very poor.”

@NUFCLC: “No Fernandez? What?”

@allansbestbuddy: “Almiron on Tv off.”

@1892birdy: “Lascelles walks back into that team at the expense of Fernandez and takes the armband off Wilson? I’m lost for words. This needs to be a big shift from Lascelles or I’m not having it anymore.”

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