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Newcastle United’s manager Alan Pardew will be under a little pressure to get his team off to a flying start this season, having closed out last season with 8 losses and just 2 winds from their final 10 games. A big factor in that poor run in was the departure of Yohan Cabaye, and early safety from relegation.

In the summer Newcastle United have strengthened will, bringing in some top quality attacking talent in the form of Remy Cabella (£7.5m)(read more on Cabella here) as well as Ajax captain Siem de Jong (£7.0m). Both are attaching midfield players who have an eye for goal. Both are reasonably priced and could be good value for money if Newcastle can sign a top striker to fill the void left by Loic Remy.

At the back, most Fantasy Premier League manager will be avoiding Newcastle defenders who on 11 occasions last season conceded 3 or more goals in a match.

Transfers: Remy CabellaSiem de Jong, Ayoze Perez, Jack Colback, Daryl Janmaat. 

Pre-Season Fixtures:
Oldham Athletic (Loss 1-2) [Goals: Siem de Jong]
Sydney FC
Wellington Pheonix
Sheffield Wednesday
Malaga
Schalke
Real Sociedad

First 10 EPL Fixtures:
ManC (H), Villa (A), Cry (H), Sou (A), Hull (H), Sto (A), Swa (A), Lei (H), Tot (A), Liv (H).