Leicester have no new injury problems, with Riyad Mahrez declared fit to play.
The Algerian winger has shaken off the hamstring strain that he picked up in the win over Watford last weekend.
New Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez will assess the fitness of Fabricio Coloccini and Andros Townsend, who have been nursing respective calf and hamstring problems.
Left-back Paul Dummett misses out after aggravating a hamstring injury.
MOTD COMMENTATOR’S NOTES
Conor McNamara: “Rafa Benitez’ tenure at Newcastle begins with his feet on separate tectonic plates.
“There is a crack in the crust below as relegation threatens to drag the club down.
“The King Power Stadium – epicentre of the recent “Leicester Earthquake” – has been a zone of induced seismic activity all season. Benitez’ first game in charge is against a team that has become a force of nature.
“Leicester City could be 810 Premier League minutes away from footballing immortality.