By Russell Edge

9th Dec, 2017 | 4:41pm

'Lost the plot', 'Rafa is killing this team' - Newcastle fans fume over Benitez v Leicester

Newcastle United fans have taken to social media to rage over manager Rafael Benitez’s decision to start Joselu for their clash against Leicester City on Saturday.

The Magpies revealed their starting XI against the Foxes via their official Twitter account, which showed that Benitez had chosen to make three changes from the side which were beaten 3-1 by Chelsea last weekend.

Chancel Mbemba, Ayoze Perez and Mohamed Diame all dropped out of the line up, with DeAndre Yedlin, Isaac Hayden and Joselu taking their places in the side.

It was the decision to include the Spanish striker, who has netted just twice for the club since his arrival from Stoke City over the summer, which left fans apoplectic on Twitter, with many fuming that he was selected over the Toon Army’s favourite Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:

The Magpies have been on a dreadful run of form over recent weeks, with no wins in their last six games, five of which have come as defeats, the other a draw against West Brom.

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Their form has resulted in the club sliding down the table into 15th, which is just two points off West Ham in 18th and the relegation zone, the Hammers having defeated Chelsea 1-0 earlier on Saturday.

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