Newcastle pre-season 2018-19: Fixtures, transfers, squad numbers & complete Premier League schedule

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Your complete guide to the Magpies' 2018-19 pre-season and Premier League fixtures, with dates, venues and all you need to know about the preparations

Newcastle will be looking to start their new season strongly with five fixtures to be played before the start of the season, facing the likes of Hull City, Porto and Augsburg.

Rafael Benitez's side get their pre-season preparations under way against St Patrick's Athletic in Dublin, a game that is scheduled to be played just two days after the end of the World Cup.

After finishing 10th in the league this season, Newcastle will be hoping to push for a top six finish but face a challenging task in hosting Tottenham at St James' Park to kick off their new campaign.

This is your complete guide to the Magpies' 2018-19 pre-season and Premier League fixtures, with dates, venues and all you need to know about the preparations.


Newcastle pre-season fixtures


Date Match Time (UK / US ET) Venue
Jul 17 St Patrick's Athletic 0-2 Newcastle 7:45pm / 2:45pm Richmond Park, Dublin
Jul 24 Hull City vs Newcastle 7:30pm / 2:30pm  KCOM Stadium, Hull
Jul 28 Porto vs Newcastle 7:30pm / 2:30pm Estadio do Dragao, Porto
Aug 1 SC Braga vs Newcastle 3pm / 10am Estadio Municipal, Braga
Aug 4 Newcastle vs Augsburg 3pm / 10am St James' Park, Newcastle

While the likes of other Premier League clubs such as Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool travelling to the United States to compete in the International Champions Cup (ICC) and Arsenal and Chelsea heading to Asia, Newcastle will only be going as far as Portugal to prepare for the new season.

Benitez and his team got their pre-season under way against League of Ireland side St Patrick's Athletic, winning 2-0, before a trip to Championship side Hull City. They will then have a chance of a warm weather getaway of their own when they jet to Portugal, where they will face Porto and Braga.

They then finish their pre-season fixtures with a match against Augsburg at their home ground of St James' Park just a week before the start of the new Premier League season.


Newcastle 2018-19 squad numbers


Squad number Position Player
1 GK Rob Elliot
2 DF Ciaran Clark
3 DF Paul Dummett
4 MF Jack Colback
6 DF Jamaal Lascelles
7 MF Jacob Murphy
8 MF Jonjo Shelvey
9 FW Dwight Gayle
10 MF Mohamed Diame
11 MF Matt Ritchie
12 GK Martin Dubravka
14 MF Isaac Hayden
15 MF Kenedy (on loan from Chelsea)
16 MF Rolando Aarons
17 FW Ayoze Perez
18 DF Chancel Mbemba
19 DF Javier Manquillo
20 DF Florian Lejeune
21 FW Joselu
22 DF DeAndre Yedlin
24 MF Henri Saivet
26 GK Karl Darlow
28 GK Matz Sels
30 MF Christian Atsu
41 GK Freddie Woodman
42 DF Jamie Sterry
45 FW Aleksandar Mitrovic

Newcastle's 2018-19 transfer activity


Having sold defensive midfielder Mikel Merino to Real Sociedad in early July, Benitez is expected to rejuvenate his squad ahead of the new season with additions to his side.

Benitez was left frustrated last summer when the club's owners refused to acquiesce with his ambitions in the transfer window, though hopefully this will change before the transfer window closes on August 9.

Transfer activity in

Position Player Transferred from Fee Date
GK Martin Dubravka Sparta Prague £4m July 1
CM Ki Sung-yueng Swansea Free July 1

Transfer activity out

Position Player Transferred to Fee Date
DM Mikel Merino Real Sociedad €11m July 12

Newcastle's 2018-19 Premier League fixtures


Following a 10th-placed finish last season after having been promoted the previous campaign, Benitez will be eager to push towards a finish in the top six in the upcoming term.

The Magpies will have a tough test for their first game as they will host Tottenham at St James' Park. Mauricio Pochettino's side finished third last season and remain a threat both domestically and in Europe.

They will then travel to newly-promoted Cardiff before a string of challenging fixtures as they are set to face Benitez's old club Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal three games in a row.

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Benitez will return to his former home of Anfield on Boxing Day before hosting Manchester United on New Year's Day, finishing the season with a visit to Craven Cottage in a clash against newly-promoted Fulham.

You can see Newcastle's full Premier League schedule for 2018-19 below.

Date Time Match
11/08/2018 12:30 Newcastle v Tottenham
18/08/2018 12:30 Cardiff City v Newcastle
26/08/2018 16:00 Newcastle v Chelsea
01/09/2018 17:30 Manchester City v Newcastle
15/09/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v Arsenal
22/09/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Newcastle
29/09/2018 15:00 Newcastle v Leicester
06/10/2018 15:00 Manchester United v Newcastle
20/10/2018 15:00 Newcastle v Brighton
27/10/2018 15:00 Southampton v Newcastle
03/11/2018 15:00 Newcastle v Watford
10/11/2018 15:00 Newcastle v Bournemouth
24/11/2018 15:00 Burnley v Newcastle
01/12/2018 15:00 Newcastle v West Ham
05/12/2018 20:00 Everton v Newcastle
08/12/2018 15:00 Newcastle v Wolverhampton
15/12/2018 15:00 Huddersfield v Newcastle
22/12/2018 15:00 Newcastle v Fulham
26/12/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Newcastle
29/12/2018 15:00 Watford v Newcastle
01/01/2019 15:00 Newcastle v Manchester United
12/01/2019 15:00 Chelsea v Newcastle
19/01/2019 15:00 Newcastle v Cardiff
30/01/2019 19:45 Newcastle v Manchester City
02/02/2019 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle
09/02/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Newcastle
23/02/2019 15:00 Newcastle v Huddersfield
27/02/2019 19:45 Newcastle v Burnley
02/03/2019 15:00 West Ham v Newcastle
09/03/2019 15:00 Newcastle v Everton
16/03/2019 15:00 Bournemouth v Newcastle
30/03/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Newcastle
06/04/2019 15:00 Newcastle v Crystal Palace
13/04/2019 15:00 Leicester v Newcastle
20/04/2019 15:00 Newcastle v Southampton
27/04/2019 15:00 Brighton v Newcastle
04/05/2019 15:00 Newcastle v Liverpool
12/05/2019 15:00 Fulham v Newcastle

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