'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.

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.”

A message from the Football Clubs Editor

Our aim is to provide you with the best, most up-to-date and most informative Newcastle United coverage 365 days a year.

This depth of coverage costs, so to help us maintain the high-quality reporting that you are used to, please consider taking out a subscription; sign up here.

Your support is much appreciated. Richard Mennear, Football Clubs Editor

Page 1 of 4