It’s been a baptism of fire for Rafael Benitez. After facing title chasing Leicester in his first game, his side battled for a point at home against bitter rivals Sunderland the following weekend.
What comes next is a no-less daunting trip to fellow strugglers Norwich, in what is already being touted as a relegation six-pointer.
With injuries and suspensions in mind, it will be interesting to see how Benitez shuffles his pack against a Canaries side on the hunt for back-to-back wins, for the first time since January 2.
Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the predicted Newcastle line up.