Switzerland defender Fabian Schar has fallen out of favour at Newcastle United after missing out on the starting XI in each of the last three matches in the Premier League. He missed his third league game in a row as Magpies boss Steve Bruce opted for the centre back partnership of Ciaran Clark and Federico Fernandez in the last league game at the home of newly promoted outfit Watford last weekend. Switzerland national team player Schar was left on the bench for the entire duration of the Watford game.

Schar started the new Premier League campaign on the bench as Newcastle United were on the receiving end of a 4-2 home defeat at the hands of London club West Ham United on the opening weekend of the season. The Hammers found the back of the net three times in the second half to win the game comfortably having trailed at the break.

Switzerland centre back Schar was then named in the Newcastle United XI for the first time this season during the away game against Aston Villa which ended in a 2-0 defeat for the Magpies as they began the season with two straight defeats. He was also in the Newcastle United starting XI for the next league game at home to Southampton with the two teams sharing four goals at the end of the game. James Ward-Prowse scored a penalty in added time to rescue a 2-2 draw for the Saints.
Since the Southampton game, Schar has not played a single minute of Premier League football for the Magpies. The Swiss player has missed the last three matches as revealed earlier and he could miss a fourth game in a row when Newcastle United play hosts to Wolves in the Premier League this weekend with manager Steve Bruce likely to retain the duo of Clark and Fernandez as his centre backs for the game.