Some are saying it could be Alan Pardew’s last game in charge of Newcastle, and it’s coming against the man linked to replace him in Hull’s Steve Bruce (Watch live at 10 a.m. ET and online via Live Extra).
Hull will not be allowed to field on-loan Hatem Ben Arfa, who wasn’t playing for the Magpies despite great fan furor.
But the Tigers will roll out new boys Mohamed Diame and Michael Dawson, while Gaston Ramirez is on the bench.
Tigers midfielder David Meyler, recipient of a Pardew head butt last season, will start on the bench.
Newcastle United: Krul, Janmaat, Dummett, Coloccini, Williamson, Tiote, Colback, Sissoko, Gouffran, Cabella, Riviere
Subs: Elliot, S.Taylor, Haidara, Anita, Ameobi, Perez, Cisse
Hull City: McGregor, Davies, Huddlestone, Hernandez, Livermore, Diame, Jelavic, Dawson, Robertson, Elmohamady, Quinn
Subs: Harper, Rosenior, Chester, Meyler, Brady, Aluko, Ramirez