Fri 29 Mar 2024, 10:01 · Ash Harrison

£12m man to return after injury - Our predicted Newcastle United line-up to face West Ham

£12m man to return after injury - Our predicted Newcastle United line-up to face West Ham
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Eddie Howe has a few players back from injury and at his disposal as Newcastle United take on West Ham on Saturday - 12:30pm kick-off live on TNT Sport.

Newcastle still have a few big names out injured, one of which will be truly devastated to miss out on this fixture. Callum Wilson has an excellent record of scoring against West Ham but remains out with a pectoral muscle injury.

Fortunately for Eddie Howe, though, Kieran Trippier, Tino Livramento and Harvey Barnes are all in contention to be involved at St James' Park on Saturday.

Youngster Lewis Miley will be missing, possibly for the rest of the season, as Eddie Howe today confirmed that they were referring the 17-year-old to a specialist for the back injury he picked up while away with the England Elite team.

How will these updates affect Howe's team selection?

So with that being said, how will Howe line up his side tomorrow?

Our predicted line-up to face West Ham


Martin Dubravka - M-Dubz withdrew from international duty for personal reasons but Howe told the press this morning that he's "fine" so we expect him to play.


Kieran Trippier - This one really depends which one is more match-ready between Tripps and Tino Livramento, but we've gone with the £12million man as all things being equal he's the one Howe will turn to.

Jamaal Lascelles - Back into the first-team for Jamaal after Sven Botman's stubbornness earlier in the season has now ruined his year. Silly, silly boy.

Fabian Schar - Fabi got a run out for Swizterland during the break so will be feeling good about himself going into this one.

Dan Burn - Lewis Hall grabbed two assists in a cameo for England Elites this week, but that won't be enough to oust Howe's favourite, Dan Burn from the side just yet.



Sean Longstaff - We expect Howe to stick with Longy despite the increasing fitness of Elliot Anderson who we'd prefer to see start.

Bruno Guimaraes - Needs to shake off his poor performance for Brazil against Spain.

Joe Willock - Willockinho is only getting stronger and more effective. He can cause West Ham some trouble.


Jacob Murphy - Another coin-toss between Murphy and Miguel Almiron, in fact this one divided the office. Gonna be some "I told you so"'s tomorrow!

Alexander Isak - He's our only fit striker. He starts. Simple as that. But also, he's mint and should be starting anyway.

Anthony Gordon - England's Anthony Gordon. The lad will be buzzing after making a good account of himself for his country during the break.

With Tino and Harvey Barnes back on the bench along with Miggy, Anderson and Hall, our substitutes could be very handy tomorrow if West Ham start to gain control of the game.

We're still a long way off full strength, but it's so good to have options.