Newcastle United secured a vital three points last weekend by beating Watford at St. James’ Park, bringing an end to their winless streak in the Premier League.
The Magpies had picked up just two points from their opening 10 matches prior to the victory over the Hornets but the victory has since seen Rafael Benitez’s side rise out of the relegation zone.
There is still a lot of work to do though and another stern test is on the horizon this weekend against Eddie Howe’s high-flying Bournemouth, who have lost just three games so far this term – two of which were against Chelsea and Manchester United.
Newcastle will certainly have to be at their best ahead of their hosting of the Cherries and a positive boost has been provided this week, with it revealed that Jamaal Lascelles looks set to be fit for the game.
We have gathered some of the best responses to the news from fans on social media.
Amazing how Schar had a good half against Watford and so many fans think he should start ahead of Lascelles. We're too weak at defending balls into the box without Lascelles. Add to that his leadership on the pitch and he's one of the first names on the team sheet for me.
— Outofhand32 (@Outofhand32) November 7, 2018
Rather Schär than Lascelles atm tbh
— Jonny Gray (@jgray2706) November 7, 2018
Drop lascelles! Seriously
— adam thompson (@histonadam85) November 7, 2018
After Saturdays performance would prefer schar and ki to start over lascelles and Shelvey personally.
— Sam (@Sam_Carter116) November 6, 2018
This is a very sensible tweet to me. A good ball playing centre half, but we've seen him in two matches this season. Lascelles and Fernandez have done very well. Look at goals conceded. We shouldn't go overboard, but he deserves playtime. He's shown that on the pitch. #NUFC https://t.co/dGOkGPtrH6
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) November 7, 2018
4 clean sheets this season says other wise. yes he isnt in the best of form but ur crazy if u think he should be dropped
— Dean Dodds (@doddsy1991) November 6, 2018