Newcastle United could be boosted by the return up to three first-team players against Leicester City.

Chronicle Live reports that Paul Dummett and Christian Atsu could be involved against the Foxes.

Club captain Jamaal Lascelles could also be brought back into the matchday-squad but will require a fitness test later in the week.

Speaking after the 3-1 defeat against Chelsea on Saturday, Benitez confirmed that Dummett was nearly involved in the game.

I don’t know. We will see this week. Atsu was very close, Dummett was very close, Jamaal was better but we will see how he feels during the week. They are closer but we will see on Tuesday how they feel. They are getting better.

The possible return of the three players will be a boost for United who are now without a league win in six consecutive games.

The Magpies have dropped down the league table after a promising start to the campaign, sitting 15th in the league after the defeat at Stamford Bridge.

Read more from Ryan Darby