Newcastle United expected starting XI versus Brighton: A return for January signing plus Sven Botman decision

The Newcastle United starting XI Eddie Howe is expected to name against Brighton. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)The Newcastle United starting XI Eddie Howe is expected to name against Brighton. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
The Newcastle United starting XI Eddie Howe is expected to name against Brighton. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Newcastle United’s expected starting XI to face Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League.

Newcastle United make the long trip to the South Coast to face Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium.

Eddie Howe’s side, in their first away match of the 2022-23 Premier League campaign, have the chance to make it back-to-back wins following last weekend’s 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest.

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Dan Burn returns to his former club for the first time since completing his £15million move in January - but will he retain his place in the starting XI? And what about the other players who started against Forest?

This is the starting XI NewcastleWorld expects Eddie Howe to name:

GK: Nick Pope

Newcastle United goalkeeper Nick Pope. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)Newcastle United goalkeeper Nick Pope. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Newcastle United goalkeeper Nick Pope. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Will be hoping for another quiet afternoon, much like his debut against Nottingham Forest last Saturday.

RB: Kieran Trippier

Newcastle United right-back Kieran Trippier. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Newcastle United right-back Kieran Trippier. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United right-back Kieran Trippier. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Some may argue Trippier had an off-day against Forest, despite ending up on the winning side. But you can bet Trippier won’t have many more off-days.

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CB: Fabian Schar

Newcastle United defender Fabian Schar. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Newcastle United defender Fabian Schar. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United defender Fabian Schar. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Was faultless against Forest last time out, with his 20-yard screamer - identical to his Burnley effort a few years ago - breaking the deadlock.

CB: Dan Burn

Newcastle United defender Dan Burn.  (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)Newcastle United defender Dan Burn.  (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Newcastle United defender Dan Burn. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Burn is likely to start against his former club with an outstanding display against Forest set to keep Sven Botman out of the starting XI a little longer.

LB: Matt Targett

Newcastle United left-back Matt Targett. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)Newcastle United left-back Matt Targett. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Newcastle United left-back Matt Targett. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Showed a strong understanding with Allan Saint-Maximin last weekend, which gave the Frenchman the platform to perform to his best.

CM: Bruno Guimaraes

Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Always looks capable of unlocking a defence with one pass, along with his usual all-action midfield displays.

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CM: Joelinton

Newcastle United midfielder Joelinton. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)Newcastle United midfielder Joelinton. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Newcastle United midfielder Joelinton. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images) | Getty Images

United’s 21-22 player of the season picked up where he left off against Forest with a physical display.

CM: Joe Willock

Newcastle United midfielder Joe Willock. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)Newcastle United midfielder Joe Willock. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Newcastle United midfielder Joe Willock. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Willock, clearly benefitting from a full pre-season, was a real threat from midfield against Forest.

RW: Miguel Almiron

Newcastle United winger Miguel Almiron. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)Newcastle United winger Miguel Almiron. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Newcastle United winger Miguel Almiron. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Was heavily involved against Forest following a strong pre-season, although the Paraguayan did lack that final bit of quality at times.

ST: Callum Wilson

Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson.  (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson.  (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Wilson, overall, was kept quiet by Forest but as proper No.9s do, the striker only needed one chance to score - and he took it.

LW: Allan Saint-Maximin

Saint-Maximin endured a difficult end to last season but the signs against Forest were extremely encouraging.

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