Newcastle United v Everton Match Preview
Newcastle host a revived Everton team who have just dispatched fellow Premier League side Brentford 4-1 in the FA Cup.
The home side will also be looking to build on their most recent performance. A Jonjo Shelvey free-kick saw Newcastle deservedly take all three points from Leeds United at Elland Road almost three weeks ago.
Since then the spending at St James’ Park has continued with Newcastle bringing in three players before the deadline. Matt Targett, Dan Burn and Bruno Guimarães have all joined the revolution at Newcastle.
The visitors have also had a very busy month with the additions of Vitaly Mykolenko, Nathan Patterson, Anwar El-Ghazi, Dele Alli, Donny Van de Beek and the appointment of former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard as their new manager.
Following the January window, Newcastle had an over inflated squad and had to leave out three senior players to comply to Premier League squad registration rules. Ciaran Clark, Jamal Lewis and Isaac Hayden were the unfortunate players who had to be left out by Eddie Howe.
Alongside those three Newcastle remain without centre forward Callum Wilson and Federico Fernandez whilst in-from Brazilian, Joelinton will go through a late fitness test ahead of the game alongside captain Jamaal Lascelles.
Frank Lampard’s men also have their fair share of injuries with midfielders Tom Davies, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Fabian Delph all set to not return until March. Whilst Englishman Ben Godfrey misses out with a hamstring injury.
St James’ Park will be electric come Tuesday night and if the home side manage to win they will climb above Norwich and Watford and out of the relegation zone while also dragging Everton into the relegation battle going one point behind the Toffees. However an Everton win will take them seven points clear of the drop zone and will give the new coaching team a platform to push on.