After a slow start, Newcastle are finally beginning to warm up and perform in the Championship.
Two losses in the opening two games left Newcastle fans perplexed, but they have now won five consecutive games and sit second in the league ahead of Tuesday night’s visit to Queen’s Park Rangers.
Four clean sheets in a row is providing a solid foundation for the Magpies to go ahead and win matches, so they will be aiming for another shutout at Loftus Road in midweek.
These results have not been against pushover opposition either; they have managed tough-fought away victories over Derby and Bristol City as well as home wins against Brighton and Reading.
Newcastle are the best team in the league on paper and will be eyeing up top of the league Huddersfield, who currently sit 4 points clear of the Magpies. Benitez will be hoping that his side can carry their form into their trip to West London on Tuesday and earn another three points.
If he fields this XI, Newcastle will undoubtedly have too much quality for QPR to compete with…..