Here is how Newcastle United and Crystal Palace will line up for this afternoon’s match:
Newcastle United starting XI: Krul, Janmaat, Coloccini, Williamson, Haidara, Colback, Sissoko, Cabella, de Jong, Gouffran, Riviere
Subs: Elliot, Dummett, S. Taylor, Obertan, Aarons, Perez
Crystal Palace starting XI: Speroni, Mariappa, Dann, Delaney, Kelly, Puncheon, Jedinak, Ward, Bolasie, Chamakh, Gayle
Subs: Hennessey, Hangeland, Bannan, J. Williams, Zaha, Murray, Campbell
Newcastle United host Crystal Palace in what will be Neil Warnock’s first league game back in charge of the Eagles.
The Magpies are without the injured duo Cheick Tiote and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, but Siem de Jong – who impressed after coming off the bench last week – is set for his first competitive start for the club.
There is also excitement on the part of Palace fans who will see the return of Wilfried Zaha after the winger came back to the club on loan.
It is fair to say his move to Manchester United has not gone according to plan and it will be interesting to see how he does back in London.
Palace can also call on Jason Puncheon once more after the player served a one-match suspension.
Newcastle have won their last four league games against Palace without conceding a goal, but the home side have won just one of their last 10 league games so they will have to do better today to maintain their impressive recent record against the Eagles.