The hosts have suffered two straight away defeats and will hope for a happy return to St James' Park, where they won last time out against Wigan Athletic, if they are to east relegation concerns.
Fulham's current run of 11 points from 15 has seen them move to 10th in the league with any fears of the drop surely eliminated after the recent win against Queens Park Rangers.
For Fulham, Steve Sidwell starts a three-match suspension for his sending-off against QPR with Emmanuel Frimpong the most likely deputy. Ashkan Dejagah is also set to miss out with the injury he sustained in the same match.
Possible starting lineups
Newcastle: Krul; Simpson, Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon; Perch, Cabaye; Gutierrez, Sissoko, Gouffran; Cisse
Fulham: Schwarzer; Riether, Senderos, Hangeland, Riise; Frimpong, Karagounis; Duff, Ruiz, Rodallega; Berbatov
Sports Mole says: 1-1