If you were in Rafa Benitez’s shoes when Crystal Palace arrive at St James’ Park tomorrow, who would be in your starting XI?

Is there any need to change a side that’s been improving of late? Does Gini Wijnaldum get a recall to the side? Where does Moussa Sissoko play? Leave a comment below and have your say!

Here’s what I’ve come up with:


I’d keep a similar side to the one that’s been playing well recently, with one change on the wing – Wijnaldum coming in for Ayoze Perez.

Wijnaldum plays better at home and with his added creativity from the left, it makes sense to start him alongside Sissoko and Andros Townsend in the attacking midfield roles.

Everyone else stays the same, with the midfield still continuing without Jonjo Shelvey, as it gives added stability and protection for the back four.

What do you think? Leave a comment below and have your say!