Christian Atsu may not be the most talented winger to ever grace St. James’ Park, but he’s had a clear impact on Newcastle’s results this season. In fact, the Magpies have picked up just four points without the 42-cap international, who has missed the most recent portion of the campaign through injury.
That has seen summer signing Jacob Murphy take his spot out wide but the former Norwich City man has struggled to step up to the intensity of the Premier League, still awaiting his first goal or assist in the top flight for the Magpies.
Atsu returned to action with a 25-minute cameo berth against Leicester last Saturday and did show a few signs of promising form, completing two dribbles while creating one scoring opportunity.
So as Rafa Benitez prepares his side for another Premier League clash with Everton on Wednesday night, who would you start on the left wing? Let us know by voting below…