Remy's return will be a welcome sight as Newcastle failed to score and lost all three fixtures that he was banned for. The Frenchman starts in an apparent three-pronged attack alongside Papiss Cisse and Yoan Gouffran.
Villa have also had a decent rest since their goalless draw against Cardiff City, with boss Paul Lambert making two changes as Karim El Ahmadi and Andreas Weimann come in for Marc Albrighton and Joe Bennett.
Newcastle: Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett; Sissoko, Tiote, Anita; Gouffran, Remy, Cisse
Subs: Elliott, Haidara, Yanga-Mbiwa, Taylor, Gosling, Shola Ameobi, De Jong
Villa: Guzan; Bacuna, Vlaar, Baker, Bertrand; Westwood, Delph, El Ahmadi; Agbonlahor, Benteke, Weimann
Subs: Steer, Sylla, Holt, Clark, Albrighton, Tonev, Bennett
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