Newcastle United haven’t exactly enjoyed the best of starts this season as they are still searching for their first Premier League win, with a tough challenge up next against the Blues.
The Magpies will be desperate to improve under Rafa Benitez as they’re yet to gain any momentum with the Premier League campaign now well underway. Indeed, Benitez’s side were on the receiving end of a 2-1 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur on the opening day, and could only secure a point away at Cardiff in their next encounter.
So, with Maurizio Sarri’s high-flying Chelsea up next at St James’ Park, perhaps the Spaniard will look to ring in the changes and could hand some of the more unfortunate players a first start this season.
One man who has failed to break into the starting XI from the off is summer signing Salomon Rondon, who signed on loan from Championship side West Bromwich Albion during the summer transfer window.
Indeed, the South American has already shown moments of promise and almost opened his goalscoring account against Spurs on the opening day.
So, with the likes of Joselu and Ayoze Perez looking less than convincing at the Cardiff City Stadium last time out, perhaps Benitez should put Chelsea under pressure by choosing Rondon to lead the line as an imposing figure that can throw his weight around and cause problems in the final third.
Newcastle United fans – Thoughts?
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