Still without a win on the new campaign, Newcastle hits the road to Southampton where the pair of teams will look for a statement to put supporters at rest at 10am ET live online at NBC Sports Live Extra.
Last time these two teams faced it was ugly for the visitors, as Newcastle slumped to a 4-0 defeat at St. Mary’s Park, but that was an entirely different Southampton team.
This time around, Morgan Schneiderlin appears to be the main man for Southampton – just weeks after publicly announcing he wants out. The Frenchman snagged a pair of goals last time out against West Ham.
Saints also start new signings Graziano Pellè and Dušan Tadić as the pair have given the club a bright attacking boost this season as Saints have four points on the young season.
The Magpies meanwhile have struggled thus far as Alan Pardew has come under fire for his inability to figure out his best 11 on the pitch. They let a lead slip against Crystal Palace before the international break at 3-3, and will have early-season worries should they drop points at St Marys.
Southampton: Forster, Clyne, Fonte, Alderweireld, Bertrand, Cork, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Tadić, Long, Pellè.
Bench:K. Davis, Yoshida, Gardos, Wanyama, Ward-Prowse, Mayuka, McQueen.
Newcastle: Krul; Janmaat, Coloccini, Williamson, Haidara; Colback, Anita; Cabella, Sissoko, Gouffran; Riviere.
Bench: Elliot, S.Taylor, Tiote, Obertan, Ameobi, Armstrong, Perez.