Alan Pardew will start with an unchanged Newcastle side today at White Hart Lane in the tough game against Tottenham Hotspur today in the Premier League.
As expected Jame Perch retains his place as the defensive midfielder, in spite of Cheick Tiote returning form the African Cup of Nations last week.
And the Newcastle bench of Steve Harper, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Vurnon Anita, Cheick Tiote, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan and Shola Ameobi is one of the strongest of the season so far.
Newcastle have a chance to make it three league wins on the trot if they can beat a good Tottenham side this afternoon.
For Spurs Adebayor starts on the bench this afternoon, after he only made it back form the African Cup of Nations yesterday, and American Clint Dempsey starts up front with Gareth Bale.
Tottenham Hugo Lloris; Kyle Walker, Michael Dawson (c), Steven Caulker, Kyle Naughton; Scott Parker, Mousa Dembele; Aaron Lennon, Lewis Holtby, Gareth Bale; Clint Dempsey
Subs: Brad Friedel, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, William Gallas, Jan Vertonghen, Jake Livermore, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Emmanuel Adebayor
Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; James Perch, Yohan Cabaye; Yoan Gouffran, Moussa Sissoko, Jonas Gutierrez; Papiss Cisse
Subs: Steve Harper, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Vurnon Anita, Cheick Tiote, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, Shola Ameobi