Goalkeepers - Newcastle managed to keep Dutch international Tim krul and he looks like he will keep the number 1 shirt, but newcastle can sleep easy knowing they have good back ups in Rob elliott and Karl Darlow
Right Backs- Newcastle lost a strong Right back in Daryl Janmaat but they brought in Dominic Iorfa and Andre Wisdom along with Kevin Mbabu and Jamie Sterry both being promoted from the under 21s so Newcastle look sorted in that position
Centre backs- Newcastle lost captain Coloccini and Steven Taylor during the summer but have brought Eder Alvarez Balanta and promoted Kevin Mbabu and Lubomir Satka both from the Under 21s, they also have Chancel Mbemba and Jamaal Lascelles.
Left backs- possibly a weak spot, Newcastle have Haidara, Dummett, as natural left backs but Eder Alvarez Balanta, Jack Colback and Vurnon Anita could be used in that role if needed.
Central Midfield, Attacking Midfield - Newcastle have two english youngsters Will Hughes and Lewis Cook both play Central midfield but can be used in different roles such as advanced playmaker or deep lying playmaker. Newcastle also have Jonjo Shelvey, Vurnon Anita, Jack Colback and Henri Saivet in that position so a lot of competition. 17 year old Cristo Gonzalez could also be called upon in AMC if needed.
Left wing/Right wing - The wings is going to be a important position in Newcastle tactic, They have Rolando Aarons, Sammy Ameobi, Thauvin, Wijnaldum, Ayoze Perez, Andros Townsend, Jesse Lingard and Andrija Zivkovic. Again lots of healthy competition for both sides of the field.
Strikers- Another weak point possibly as Rafa Benitez was unable to recruit a striker but sold Papiss Cisse and Manu Rivere during the transfer window, So Newcastle have Aleksander Mitrovic who wants to fill the boots of Geordie Legend Alan Shearer who he has stated is his idol, Spainard Ayoze Perez who Rafa Benitez Rates highly, Adam Armstrong who stormed League 1 last season with Coventry scoring 20 goals in 40 games. If any of these picked up bad injuries, under 21 strikers Ivan Toney, Alex Gilliead or 17 year old Cristo Gonzalez could be called up.
Newcastle are going to have a long season ahead of them,but it looks as if they should have the squad depth and quality to compete and stay strong throughout the whole season, The championship is definitely a place for some of these youngsters to impress but also the big names need to shine or otherwise risk losing their place.