Sat 23 Dec 2023, 14:13 by Ash Harrison

Fabian Schar overcomes knock to start as Newcastle starting lineup revealed to face Luton

Fabian Schar overcomes knock to start as Newcastle starting lineup revealed to face Luton
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Eddie Howe has released his starting lineup to face Luton Town at 3pm.

Fabian Schar has shaken off the knock that threatened to keep him out of the side and he comes in to replace Sven Botman who started against Chelsea midweek.

Kieran Trippier is in from the start despite his horrendous error against Chelsea while Dan Burn is reinstated to left-back meaning Tino Livramento has to make do with a place on the bench.

Alexander Isak didn't make the starting XI

Alexander Isak is back on the bench for Newcastle with Callum Wilson starting.

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Not our best guess, that's for sure

We are now praying that Trippier has a good game today because one more error from him could be catastrophic both in terms of his confidence but more so the backlash from hot-headed fans will be shocking.

We feel it's very harsh dropping Livramento as he's been one of our best players this season, but at the same time we can see what Eddie Howe's reasoning will be. Howe won't want to overwhelm him as he's still only young.

Anthony Gordon has shaken off his injury to start

Wilson and Isak was a coin toss for us and we sided with Isak based on Fabian Schar's FPL team. Poor Fabi is going to lose some points this weekend unless Isak comes off the bench and scores.

Anthony Gordon has also shaken off the injury caused by Moises Caicedo on Tuesday night, which is a huge relief given how important he is to our overall team this season.

There's more than enough talent to see this one through but we finally have good options on the bench with Sven Botman, Livramento and Isak ready to pounce if called upon.

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