Newcastle had an excellent start to the 2023/24 season, putting five past Aston Villa on the opening weekend.
However, they have since lost their last three league matches on the bounce. Whilst this is not great for the Magpies, it is worth pointing out that those games were against Manchester City, Liverpool and Brighton.
They face a slightly easier test in gameweek five vs a Brentford side who have won one and drawn three this term.
Newcastle predicted line-up vs Brentford
Newcastle team news vs Brentford
Joe Willock (calf) and Emil Krafth (knee) are both expected to be out of action until October 21.
Javier Manquillo and Sven Botman have return dates of September 17, suggesting they may be in contention to face the Bees.
Sandro Tonali also picked up a muscle injury recently but should be fine for this weekend.