Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe admits his team are always going to “suffer” without the likes of Callum Wilson, Bruno Guimaraes and Allan Saint-Maximin.
The trio have been absent for Newcastle United’s last two fixtures.
Howe told The Chronicle: “It’s hypothetical, but yes, I think we have got a higher chance of winning the game because they’re top quality players.
“You take those three players out of any team and the team will suffer – that’s why they are so important to us.
“When you’re looking for that moment of magic and brilliance to win us the game. I thought the moments were there, it was just the finish was missing, even right to the end (against Crystal Palace).”