Newcastle head into the game in superb form. The Magpies have lost just one of their 11 league matches so far this season.
The North East outfit also boast the bets defensive record in the top flight before gameweek 14.
As a result, Newcastle are 4th in the Premier League, but could move out of the top four if Chelsea, currently 5th, win their game in hand.
Ahead of the clash with Aston Villa, 101GreatGoals take a look at Newcastle’s team news.
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Newcastle team news vs Aston Villa
Saint-Maximin has missed Newcastle’s last three league matches with a muscle injury.
But when speaking ahead of Villa, Eddie Howe confirmed the Frenchman could be involved:
“There’s a chance. We’ll see how training goes today,” he said. “He’s made very good progress and I’m very happy with how he’s attacked his rehab and the work he has put in. There’s a chance we could see him.”
Anderson missed the win over Tottenham last week with a minor knock but he is back available:
“Elliot is ok. He had a minor niggle. He’s been back in the squad this week,” Howe said on Friday.
Isak picked up a hamstring issue vs Bournemouth on September 17 and is set to be out until after the World Cup.
Howe said on October 28: “Alex has been having a couple of injections on his thigh. I believe that has gone well and the medical team are happy with where he stands. But it’s a 5-6 week injury so as I’ve said he won’t be back before the World Cup.”
Ritchie picked up a calf problem and is likely to be out until the World Cup: “Matt picked up a calf problem. We don’t know whether he’ll be back before the World Cup, but he’s doing well,” Howe said.
Krafth suffered an ACL injury in August and is expected to be out for 6-9 months.
“It’s an ACL injury. He’s not been operated on yet, so it’s difficult to give a firm date, but it’s going to be six to nine months. A long time out, which is a huge blow to us,” Howe said on August 30.
Dummett has a calf strain and there is currently no return date cited for the defender.