Newcastle United and Southampton are going to face each other in their first match of the 2015-16 Premier League at St James’ Park.

Newcastle finished 15th last season and has made good signings like Alexander Mitrovic and Georginio Wijnaldum.

Southampton finishined seventh last season and are looking very promising ahead of the start of the campaign making big signings like Jordy Clasie.

Key players like Riviere, Cabella and Tiote are out with injury for Magpies.

Ryan Bertrand, Fraser Forster and Gaston Ramirez are the misses for Ronald Koeman’s Saints while having a boost with Jay Rodgiguez coming back from a long injury.

Newcastle starting XI- Krul, Janmaat, Mbebmba, Colocini, Haidara, Anita, Colback, Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Obertan, Cisse

Substitutes- Darlow, Taylor, Tiote, De Jong, Aarons, Perez, Mitrovic

Southampton starting XI- Steklenburg, Cedric, Yoshida, Fonte, Davis, Rodriguez, Mane, Tadic, Wanyama, Pelle, Targett

Substitutes- Gazziniga, Long, Martina, Ward-Prowse, Reed, Juanmi, Caulker


    Snehanjan Banerjee closely follows English Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga and Serie A along with other world football events.

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