Newcastle United

4-2-3-1: Benitez must start this Newcastle XI to beat Spurs on Sunday

The Newcastle United supporters over by the jukebox cannot hide their disappointment in this summer’s transfer window.

A lot of high hopes have changed to ill feeling since the Magpies pipped Brighton to first place on the final day of the Championship.

It appears Rafa Benitez has struggled to receive backing in the transfer market this summer and the Spaniard will, for the most part, be sticking with what he has.

There have been suggestions that the Toon Army are being ungrateful. Jacob Murphy, at £12m from Norwich has been most expensive signing, while Eibar’s Florian Lejeune cost nearly £10m.

Fortunately, Benitez’s side have a superb record against Tottenham in recent years and their fans may not be too disheartened to see Pochettino’s side up first.

How Newcastle will line-up against Spurs on the opening day is hard to call. But we’ve been debating and believe this XI could beat last years runners up…

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