Mike Ashley might have gone public with his intention to sell Newcastle United this week, but Rafael Benítez’s focus will be on footballing matters as the Magpies look forward to hosting Crystal Palace this weekend.
After a positive start to the season, Newcastle will be looking to add three points to the two they gained in their last two games against Liverpool and Southampton when Roy Hodgson’s Eagles make the long trip north on Saturday.
There are doubts over the availability of Dwight Gayle (calf), so Joselu looks like keeping his place in the side.
Meanwhile Massadio Haïdara is set for a late fitness test in his battle to overcome a knee injury, but our unique algorithm expects Javier Manquillo to keep his place at left-back while doubts persist over Haidara’s readiness.
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