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Newcastle team news & predicted line-up vs Aston Villa

In this piece, we take a look at the latest Newcastle team news ahead of their upcoming Premier League clash with Aston Villa.

After causing a major upset last season and finishing in the top-four, Newcastle kick off the new campaign at home to fellow European side, Aston Villa.

The Magpies are slight favourites for the game but Unai Emery has Villa playing some excellent football.

Newcastle predicted line-up vs Aston Villa

Newcastle team news vs Aston Villa

Newcastle have four injury concerns heading into the game.

Emi Krafth has a knee injury and Eddie Howe confirmed on August 4 that the defender will not be involved vs Newcastle on Saturday.

Javier Manquillo has a groin problem and Joe Willock is out with a thigh injury, with both players set to return on August 27.

Finally, Fabian Schar has a thigh problem but could be back to face Villa. On August 5, Howe said: “He won’t feature tomorrow. Fabian is close to training and returning to the group but not in time for this game.”

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Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.

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