Newcastle predicted lineup vs Tottenham - Premier League

01 April 2022 03:45

Newcastle travel to face Tottenham as Eddie Howe's side look to strengthen their Premier League survival bid.

The Magpies sit nine points clear of relegation danger, although successive defeats prior to the international break has left them looking over their shoulder.

Three consecutive home fixtures await after this weekend and Howe will be hoping to head into those stretch of games with momentum.

Here's how Newcastle could line up.

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Martin Dubravka (GK) - Benefitting from playing infront of a vastly improved defence under Howe.

Jamaal Lascelles (CB) - Has lost his place under Howe, but the addition of a third central defender this weekend could see him return to the side.

Fabian Schar (CB) - Another defender whose performances have improved under Howe, with his distribution out of defence proving particularly effective.

Dan Burn (CB) - Made a huge impact defensively since arriving from Brighton, as well as offering a threat from set pieces.

2. Wing-backs & midfielders

Guimaraes has been impressive for Newcastle | Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

Javier Manquillo (RWB) - A tireless worker on the right hand side, and should offer a good outlet to alleviate pressure for Newcastle.

Sean Longstaff (CM) - The 24-year-old's energy in midfield will be vital against Spurs' verticality.

Bruno Guimaraes (CM) - A trip to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is the perfect platform for the Brazilian to showcase his talent.

Matt Targett (LWB) - Would happily work up and down the flank all afternoon, which will benefit Newcastle if they aim to match Spurs up.

3. Forwards

Fraser has teamed up with Howe once again | Visionhaus/GettyImages

Miguel Almiron (RW) - Found life difficult under Steve Bruce, but Howe values his pace and directness.

Chris Wood (ST) - Has netted just once since arriving at Newcastle and, with Wilson set to return at the end of this month, needs to start delivering.

Ryan Fraser (LW) - A completely different animal under Howe, providing three goal contributions in his last four starts.

Source: 90min