Newcastle United team news & predicted line-up vs Leicester City

Eddie Howe’s Magpies will look to keep their pre-World Cup form alive and kicking as they travel to Leicester City on the back of a five-match winning run in the Premier League

Newcastle United continue to make waves under beloved boss Eddie Howe during the 2022-23 domestic campaign, with the Magpies set to resume play in the top flight of English football that saw them go on a five-match winning run to enter the extended international break sitting third while holding off the likes of Tottenham, Manchester United, and Liverpool.

The Magpies also continued their domestic cup run recently when they reached the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup after Howe saw off his former charges Bournemouth 1-0 at St. James’ Park. Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City could present a tough task after the Foxes won four of six before the pause in the club calendar, but their home form has been less than stellar and could be there for the taking.

Predicted Newcastle United line-up

Newcastle United team news

  • Alexander Isak, Emil Krafth, Matt Ritchie, and Paul Dummett (out)
  • Elliot Anderson (lack of fitness)

Eddie Howe gave the latest update surrounding the availability of star summer signing Alexander Isak as well as key winger Allan Saint-Maximin as Newcastle prepare to travel to Leicester City on Monday during his press conference.

On Isak: “He’s doing well. We’re pleased with him. Is he going to make the next couple of Premier League games? Probably not. He’s going in the right direction and we hope in the busy January period he can play a big part in that.”

On Saint-Maximin: “Maxi is a massive player for us. You saw as soon as he entered the pitch against Bournemouth he’s got that ability to put an opponent on the back foot. For me, he’s the best dribbler in the Premier League and you need that in your team. The challenge for Maxi is we’re building him, fitness-wise, back to his best levels. Being the player he is, he needs to be able to sprint and sprint repeatedly at high levels but I feel he’s going in the right direction. He’s a key player for us.”

Newcastle will also remain without Emil Krafth, Matt Ritchie, and Paul Dummett for the away day but are nevertheless favorites to come away with three points on their travels.

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