Should Mitrovic start?

Should Mitrovic start?

If you were in Rafa Benitez’s shoes tomorrow, who would be in your Newcastle team to take on Aston Villa at Villa Park?

Does Papiss Cisse continue up front, or does Aleksandar Mitrovic deserve a start? Who plays at right-back if Vurnon Anita doesn’t make it?

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Here’s what I’ve come up with:

nufc team


I’d go with a similar team to the one that’s been playing so well lately, with one change up front as Mitrovic replaces Cisse. Two strikers wouldn’t be a bad choice against such a poor defence, but Mitrovic supported by Ayoze Perez from the left should do the job.

Perez gets the nod ahead of Wijnaldum because the Dutchman hasn’t done anything away from home all season, and Townsend must play on the right wing as he looks twice as dangerous as he does on the left.

Sissoko’s best position seems to be behind the front man so he stays there, while Anita should be fit enough to play right-back. If he isn’t, a switch from Colback could be on, with Jonjo Shelvey coming back into the team.

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