Newcastle United confirmed line-up v Chelsea: Eddie Howe names four changes as nine ruled out
Newcastle United’s confirmed starting XI v Chelsea in the final match of the 22-23 Premier League season.
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Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka makes his league appearance in 12 months in place of Nick Pope, who underwent hand surgery on Monday.
In attack, Allan Saint-Maximin replaces Callum Wilson as Alexander Isak moves back into the central striker role.
Howe hinted at changes during Friday’s press conference.
"We have a few issues,” the Magpies head coach said. “I think the end of the season has come at a good time for us.
“Players like Joelinton will miss the game, for example. [Javier] Manquillo will miss the game, and then we’ve got the others who have been injured going into the Leicester game.
“We’re stretched, but it will give us a chance to have a look at, maybe, one or two other things."
Also ruled out are Emil Krafth, Joe Willock, Jamaal Lascelles, Matt Ritchie and Ryan Fraser.
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