At the top of the Championship table, Newcastle will be looking to get the three points for the Boxing Day when they host Sheffield Wednesday at St James’ Park in the 23rd round of the English Championship.
The hosts have been really consistent under Benitez in the Championship as they have won their last 3 games straight. The team have collected a total of 9 point from a possible 15 in their last 5 league matches. Their last game was against Burton Albion away from home where they won 2-1.
Newcastle as mentioned are sitting in the top spot of the Championship table as they have 49 points from 16 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses. The team have scored a whopping 45 goals and conceded 17 since the start of the season.
Jonjo Shelvey begins a five-game ban handed to him after an FA misconduct charge. Fellow midfielder Jack Colback, a contender to replace him, is a doubt with an eye injury causing him vision issues.
The visitors are also in a great form at the moment. Sheffield Wednesday have lost only one game in their last 5 league games. The team have collected a total of 12 points from a possible 15 in that same period. Their last game was against Rotherham United at home where the game ended with a 1-0 victory to the hosts.
Sheffield Wednesday are sitting in 6th place in the league table with 37 points from 11 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses. They have scored 26 goals and conceded 23 since the start of the season.
Striker Fernando Forestieri is available after serving a three-match ban. Boss Carlos Carvalhal says “five to six players” are doubts, including Almen Abdi, Keiran Lee and Barry Bannan.
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