There’s still no word on Fabricio Coloccini’s muscle injury, but the chances of him being able to recover fr the early kick-off game on Saturday against a very strong Liverpool side are probably not good – but maybe we will hear more on this today.
Fab Coloccini in action against Manchester City
In our poll on who should replace the captain – assuming he cannot play on Saturday – Newcastle fans prefer local lad Steven Taylor to Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
If Colo was not injured we have to think that Alan Pardew would have started the same side that did so well at Cardiff City to get our second league win on the road, but there may be a position for Jonas Gutierrez in the starting eleven, since Jonas works his socks off for the side, and we will need the wingers to backtrack on Saturday to help out the full backs.
Assuming Colo cannot play we still think there will be just one chance from the last time out:
Debuchy Williamson Taylor (S) Santon
Tiote Cabaye Sissoko
Gouffran Cisse Remy
That means Vurnon Anita, Jonas Gutierrez and Ben Arfa would again not be in the starting line-up, against a side who look to be better than they were last season – and they hammered us 6-0 in this corresponding game in April.
And not sure who would be captain in that side, but probably Yohan Cabaye with a slight chance it could be Steven Taylor.
What would your starting eleven be for Saturday – assuming Colo will not make it?
Let us know.