Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez has been impressive in his transfer dealings so far, and has managed to assemble a very capable side throughout the window so far.
By managing to get £25 million for the Liverpool bound Georginio Wijnaldum and shifting on Papiss Cisse to Chinese side Shandong Luneng , whilst also setting Daryl Janmaat on his way out of the club, Benitez has cleared out several of the big-money earners who were creating a toxic atmosphere around the club.
He also brought in Dwight Gayle from Crystal Palace, who has all the hallmarks of the perfect Championship striker, with similar attributes to Andre Gray, who fired Burnley to promotion, finishing as the league top scorer last season.
This is arguably the strongest squad the Championship has seen since Reading’s 2005/06 side that finished on a record 106 points, and couple this with a poor Fulham side and you can envisage a huge scoreline on day one of the Championship season,
Here is the Newcastle line-up that could hammer Fulham on the first day of the season…..