It may be too early in the season to describe the game as a ‘relegation six-pointer’, however, Tuesday’s match does look like being a season defining game for both sides.
Eddie Howe’s side need a victory in order to lift themselves off the bottom of the table and to stay in touch with their relegation rivals.
Here, we take a look at how Newcastle could line-up in their crucial clash against Norwich City:
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1. GK: Martin Dubravka
The Slovakian’s return to the Newcastle side was a welcome one against Arsenal and he responded to the calls for his inclusion by putting in a great performance at The Emirates.
Photo: Shaun Botterill
2. RB: Emil Krafth
Whilst few would have predicted Krafth’s inclusion in the team that faced Arsenal, it’s his versatility and ability to play as both a centre-back in a back-five and a right-back in a back-four that gives Newcastle great freedom to chop and change system mid-game.
Photo: Richard Heathcote
3. CB: Fabian Schar
After a long absence, Schar has now started back-to-back games under Howe and his ability on the ball is a great asset to this side.
Photo: George Wood
4. CB: Ciaran Clark
With Jamaal Lascelles suspended and Federico Fernandez still absent from the first-team picture, Clark seems like the natural option to fill in at centre-back.
Photo: Stu Forster