Newcastle United welcomes Leicester City
Newcastle didn’t start the new season very well. Rafa Benitez’ team is currently in the relegation zone of the league, being 18th with just 2 points won so far. The Magpies have a pretty bad record of 2 draws and 4 losses since the start of the season, no wins.
Newcastle was in a run of three consecutive losses, which they stopped with a 0-0 draw during the visit to Crystal Palace in London. Benitez’ team clearly have some problems right now, but they must react fast because things are not looking good for them. If they lose too many points now, it could become very hard for them to bounce back later.
Leicester is doing much better so far. The Foxes are 9th in the standings with 9 points won. They have a record of 3 wins and 3 losses since the start of the season. They were in a bad shape with two consecutive losses against Liverpool and Bournemouth, but in the previous round, Claude Puel’s boys celebrated a 3-1 win over Huddersfield Town at home. Mathias Jorgensen gave Huddersfield a lead, but Leicester celebrated a win with goals from Kelechi Iheanacho, James Maddison and Jamie Vardy.
For this game, Newcastle can’t use the injured Florian Lejeune, while the target man Salomon Rondon is doubtful with a thigh injury.
Leicester will be without the injured Matthew James, while Demarai Gray is doubtful with an ankle injury.