Newcastle United fans want Aleksandar Mitrovic to start v Chelsea

Aleksandar Mitrovic of Newcastle United and his Newcastle United team mates warm up prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Watford at St. James Park on November 25,...

Newcastle United will face Chelsea in the Premier League this weekend.

Newcastle player Daryl Murphy celebrates after scoring the opening goal as Aleksandar Mitrovic (r)  lays injured during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Birmingham City and...

Newcastle United fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to urge manager Rafael Benitez to include Aleksandar Mitrovic in the starting lineup against Chelsea this weekend.

The Magpies will return to action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Chelsea away from home at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League.

Rafael Benitez’s side will head into the game against the Blues on the back of a 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion away from home at The Hawthorns in the league.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (R) of Serbia reacts during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Serbia and Georgia at stadium Rajko Mitic on October 9, 2017 in Belgrade.

Mitrovic did not start the match against the Baggies, but the Serbia international came on as a substitute in place of fellow striker Joselu.

The 23-year-old striker has struggled for playing time so far this season and has yet to make a start in the Premier League, playing just 87 minutes of league football, according to WhoScored.

The Serbia international has been on the books of Newcastle since the summer of 2015 when he joined from Belgian club Anderlecht.

Aleksandar Mitrovic arrives prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and AFC Bournemouth at St. James Park on November 4, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

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