Newcastle United head coach Steve Bruce has some big selection calls to make for the visit of Leeds United. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Newcastle United's starting XI to face Leeds United – THREE big changes predicted

Newcastle United host Leeds United on Friday night in desperate need of three points.

The 2021/22 Premier League season is barely a month old but tension and relegation fears are already building on Tyneside.

Having signed just one senior player in the summer – Joe Willock from Arsenal – the mood around St James’s Park has been worsened by the club’s poor start on the pitch.

Steve Bruce’s side have claimed just one point from their opening four games, leaving them 19th in the table. That’s not forgetting the Carabao Cup exit either – falling at the first hurdle to Burnley.

Friday’s meeting with Leeds at St James’s is a massive game as both sides look to kickstart their respective seasons.

As ever, Bruce will have some big team selection calls to make – and here we predict the starting XI he will name for the visit of Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites.

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