Henri Saivet was a surprise starter for Newcastle last time out.
Newcastle United midfielder Henri Saivet started his first game of the season for the Toon last time out as Rafa Benitez's men beat West Ham 3-2, and fans want him to keep his place on Wednesday night.
Saivet, 27, equalised for the Toon against the Hammers, with a perfectly taken long-range free kick that evaded the grasp of West Ham goalkeeper Adrian.
His first goal in the colours of Newcastle will surely give the former Bordeaux captain a new-found confidence and belief and Benitez could take advantage of that by unleashing him against City.
Newcastle fans are desperate to see the formerly frozen-out midfielder start Wednesday night's clash, despite Saturday's win over David Moyes' side being his first Premier League appearance of the season.
One fan went as far as saying that Saivet can start instead of Jonjo Shelvey in the middle of the park, stating that the England international "can be sold in January".
I'm expecting a loss, however commitment and hard work could get us something. Personally I'd like to see Saivet and Merino start in midfield. For me, Shelvey can be sold in January. We play better without him in my opinion.— NUFC Update (@NUFC_Update) December 26, 2017
Cannot wait for Saivet to have the game of his life tonight v Man City— Nicky Scorer (@Nickyscorer1892) December 27, 2017
Definitely Saivet in there for me mate I really like him he's been decent everytime I've seen him, anything from this game tonight is massive because these are a great team, they will take some stopping dean mate, either Merino or shelvey in at number 10 role— Rich Miller ⚫️⚪️ (@Rich1982Miller) December 27, 2017
The scenes when Henri Saivet pockets De Bruyne tomorrow— Sam (@FIorianLejeune) December 26, 2017
I'd play saivet and Hayden in cm then Merino or shelvey just behind the main striker Jim mate try and stay compact and hit them on the counter— Rich Miller ⚫️⚪️ (@Rich1982Miller) December 27, 2017
Lumping all my winnings on us tmw. 14/1. We’ll do them man. Henri Saivet will boss KDB— Jack (@jackm1892) December 26, 2017