Wilson and Lewis start as Newcastle put together a strong squad for West Brom clash

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Newcastle have been able to name a relatively strong squad for Gameweek 12 after a surge in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases at their training ground.
This saw their Gameweek 11 trip to Aston Villa postponed and put today’s meeting into question.

Despite Steve Bruce’s midweek revelations that he was understaffed, the owners of Callum Wilson (6,6 M £), Jamal Lewis (£ 4.3m) and Karl Darlow (£ 5million) can breathe a sigh of relief.

They all start Saturday afternoon’s encounter with West Bromwich Albion in a 4-4-2 formation.

Wilson is paired with Joelinton (£ 5.7million) in the top two, with whom he shared a fruitful partnership in a 2-0 victory at Crystal Palace in Gameweek 10.

Matt Ritchie (£ 4.9m) and Miguel Almiron (£ 5.6million) equip the flanks while Bruce has been forced to make the most compromises in defense.

Lewis et Emil Krafth (£ 4.3million) are left and right-backs respectively but in midfield Isaac Hayden (£ 4.8million) falls center back alongside Ciaran Clark (£ 4.5million).

Allan Saint-Maximin (5,2 M £), Federico Fernandez (4,8 M £), Jamaal Lascelles (4,3 M £), Fabian Schär (£ 4.9m) and Javier Manquillo (£ 4.4million) are all out for Newcastle today, although the club have yet to confirm which of them are due to self-isolation.

West Bromwich Albion appear to fit Newcastle’s formation with a 4-4-2 from their own star Callum Robinson (£ 5.5m) and Karlan Grant (£ 5.9million) in advance.

Newcastle United XI (4-4-2): Darlow; Lewis, Clark, Hayden, Krafth; Ritchie, S Longstaff, Shelvey, Almirón; Joelinton, Wilson.

West Bromwich Albion XI (4-4-2): Johnstone; O’Shea, Ivanovic, Ajayi, Furlong; Krovinovic, Sawyers, Gallagher, M Phillips; Robinson, Grant.

Lessons from FPL Gameweek 12

  • Leeds United 1-2 West Ham United
  • Wolves vs. Aston Villa
  • Newcastle United contre West Bromwich Albion
  • Manchester United contre Manchester City
  • Everton v Chelsea
  • Southampton contre Sheffield United
  • Crystal Palace contre Tottenham Hotspur
  • Fulham vs. Liverpool
  • Arsenal vs. Burnley
  • Leicester City v Brighton et Hove Albion

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