The Magpies boss has most confidence in Adam Armstrong's finishing.
Jose Fonte has revealed his players turned down the chance to have time off this week.
Crystal Palace host Leicester in an important game for both side's on Saturday afternoon, and both teams have playmakers that could make the difference.
Newcastle United defeated Arsenal to go top, while Manchester City defeated Liverpool. Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur all remain in good positions.
Two Premier League sides who may have been favoured for the drop both banked impressive results last weekend.
Sterling gave the ball away at a crucial time, and had his penalty saved in the shoot-out against Middlesbrough.
Tottenham Hotspur defender has rejected the chance to extend his contract.
Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has says the team had to tell Alexis Sanchez to go easy in training ahead of the match against Tottenham Hotspur.
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The agent of Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool linked Yevhen Konoplyanka is reportedly set for talks with Inter and AC Milan.