The Lowdown: Tough start
Patrick Vieira’s side have had a difficult start to the season, already playing Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City in their first five games.
They sit on five points, though, and are on the hunt for a first Premier League away win of the season this afternoon.
The Eagles have had to deal with a few injury concerns this season, and it looks as if their opponents today could be without a key player.
The Latest: Guimaraes update
However, Newcastle correspondent Waugh took to Twitter on Friday, claiming that Guimaraes is still a doubt alongside Allan Saint-Maximin, with Callum Wilson also out.
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The Verdict: Potential boost for Vieira
Saint-Maximin and Wilson are key for the Magpies going forward, and Guimaraes has been just as important in midfield.
His move to the club in January resulted in a huge lift in form, so Guimaraes’ absence this afternoon could be a boost for Vieira and co at St. James’ Park.
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