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Surely Rafa Benitez cannot start these 2 Newcastle United players today – Agreed?

Newcastle United fans here in the Tavern are worried about their Premier League future, as relegation back to the Championship could be in the offing for the Magpies. 

Rafa Benitez has faced arguably one of his toughest seasons in the Premier League, as Newcastle United’s time in the top-flight could be short-lived with the possibility of relegation at the end of the season. Indeed, the Spaniard was always going to be up against it with a Championship standard squad heading into the new season, but the club’s choice to bring Kenedy and Martin Dubravka in on loan during the January transfer window has handed them a lifeline.

However, Benitez had a day to forget at his old stomping ground in their last outing, as they were beaten rather convincingly by a dominant Liverpool side. Indeed, there were some debatable performances on the day for the Magpies, as the Newcastle chief will be looking to mix things up in today’s season-defining encounter against fellow relegation rivals Southampton.

Therefore, as Newcastle head into a game of huge importance, Rafa Benitez cannot consider putting these TWO players in his side today…

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