Mon 27 Nov 2023, 09:59 by Ash Harrison

17-year-old starts for Eddie Howe - Our predicted lineup for Champions League tie with PSG

17-year-old starts for Eddie Howe - Our predicted lineup for Champions League tie with PSG
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Newcastle United are off to Paris in the hope of doing the Champions League double over the French champions Paris Saint-Germain.

While Saturday's 4-1 demolition of Chelsea lives large in the memory, we have the small matter of the Champions League coming up tomorrow night. It's another 8pm kick-off.

We believe Eddie Howe will name the same starting XI as he did against Chelsea ... because he really has no choice. If we thought our bench was weak on Saturday, you ain't seen nothin' yet. Four of those players who made up the bench on Saturday are ineligible for the Champions League which means Eddie Howe will likely have a reduced squad to use tomorrow night.

Goalkeeper

Nick Pope - Of course.

Defence

Tino Livramento - We thought he'd be on the right on Saturday but he started at LB and didn't look out of place for a second. One possible change could be to bring in Lewis Hall here, but we don't see any reason to change.

Fabian Schar - The reliable Swiss international will line up once again.

Jamaal Lascelles - Lining up alongside Schar will be Big Skipper Lascelles fresh from his goal-scoring antics at the weekend.

Kieran Trippier - Mini Skipper will stick to the right-hand side where he belongs.

Newcastle United 9
Unchanged from Saturday

Midfield

Joelinton - Missed one, scored one, J7 will be looking to pick up where he left off.

Bruno Guimaraes - Back to his best on Saturday, more of the same tomorrow, please.

Lewis Miley - An unbelievable performance on Saturday, let's hope he can do it again in arguably an even bigger game.

Forwards

Anthony Gordon - Another goal and another assist for AG10 at the weekend, there's just no stopping him right now.

Alexander Isak - Back from injury with a bang. We've missed him. He's going to be key to getting through that PSG backline.

Miguel Almiron - Did not get enough credit for his pass through to Gordon on Saturday. Another one who had a brilliant game, let's hope he carries it forward.

PSG have a few key players missing tomorrow night, Marquinhos being a big one for them, that should give our lads a bit of a lift going into a tricky tie.

Yes, we hammered them at St James' Park, but if we think they're going to roll over and take another one we've got another thing coming.

That being said, we know we can beat them so we have nothing to fear. Let's do this!

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