'No Willock makes no sense' & 'Krafth not starting is positive' – Newcastle United fans are torn on Steve Bruce's Burnley selection

Steve Bruce has made just the two changes to his Newcastle United side to face Burnley today – but fans think he maybe should have made more.

Sunday, 11th April 2021, 11:25 am
Newcastle United's English midfielder Joe Willock (L) celebrates scoring his team's second goal with Newcastle United's Brazilian striker Joelinton (R) during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on April 4, 2021.

And the absence of Joe Willock as well Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson has fans asking questions...

@dedwards1892 – “And another team picked to not lose, so on that basis. I'm not expecting to win against a poor Burnley side.

@MartinJohnson10 – “Best to set your expectations low and then anything positive that happens is a bonus. Steve Bruce’s nufc.”

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@GThirlaway – “Thought ASM would start after the impact he made against spurs, Willock also. Glad Ritchie starts and no Hendrick.”

@clarkemi – “Don’t think Lascelles is that big of a loss. Also Shelvey should not be anywhere near that team never mind captain.

@NeilHindson – “A positive is Kraft doesn’t start. Arguably our best 3 defenders start. Would have Willock for Shelvey.”

@IanThomas23NUFC – “For once I’m happy he’s not tinkered with a team that did ok last match. Yes Wilson & Maxi on bench but that’s sensible. Three decent central defenders in this formation. If we attack then the win is there for us...still Bruce out though.

@GThirlaway – “Disappointed. Thought we had a chance at 3pts today not so sure now. Big chance with the keeper they're playing let's hope that goes in our favour, aye really Disappointed.”

@JohnMacjakedom – “Willock being on the bench just doesn’t make sense. Shelvey can’t move around the pitch to compete at this level. Willock gives the team legs and a threat in front of goal.”