The Newcastle fans in the Transfer Tavern today will be hoping for a good performance in one of their toughest fixtures of the season on the opening weekend.
With the new Premier League season quickly approaching, Rafa Benitez will hav already started planning his opening weekend starting 11.
Newcastle play hosts to last season’s runners up, Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham.
With such a tough test so early on in the season, the Spanish manager won’t hold back and will be putting he best team forward at St James’ Park.
Especially given that they are one of the three newly promoted teams, just getting to that 40-point mark as early as possible will be the main goal for The Magpies and a bad start could derail that.
With a squad of good players at his disposal and new faces entering the club this summer, some players are going to miss out on starting against Spurs.
With that being said, here are two players who are not guaranteed a start against Tottenham on the opening weekend.