Report: Matty Longstaff to start for Newcastle United against Chelsea

Matty Longstaff of Newcastle United scores his team's second goal during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Newcastle United and AS Saint - Etienne at St. James Park on August 03, 2019...

Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff caught the eye on league debut, as he put in an excellent display.

Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United looks on prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on October 06, 2019 in Newcastle upon...

According to the Northern Echo, Matty Longstaff is set for just his second Premier League appearance for Newcastle United at the weekend.

Longstaff was handed his league debut for Newcastle before the international break, and he went on to impress.

The 19-year-old, who has also played once in the EFL Cup, blasted home from range, as Newcastle beat Manchester United 1-0.


Longstaff’s place in Newcastle’s team is still far from secure though, as he is so inexperienced.

But the Northern Echo claim that Bruce is set to stick with the youngster at the weekend.

Longstaff is set to be given the nod over Jonjo Shelvey and Ki-Sung Yeung, as Newcastle travel to Stamford Bridge.

Matty Longstaff of Newcastle United celebrates with team mate Andy Carroll after he scores the only goal of the game during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester...

It is a risky decision from Bruce, but Longstaff’s confidence should be so high right now, after he made such a huge impact on debut.

Newcastle head into their game against Chelsea as heavy underdogs, but they have beaten Tottenham Hotspur and United already this season, which suggests that they can pose a threat on their day.

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