Papiss Cisse has been almost non-existent for Newcastle so far this season, and in 9 appearances the top Senegal striker has only one goal, scored at home in the last round of the Capital One Cup against Leeds United.
Papiss Cisse – will hopefully play well tonight
But it looks like Papiss will get a start tonight, and he needs to show that he can still score goals for Newcastle, since he’s been way below his best form so far this season, which is one reason Newcastle have continued to be inconsistent this season.
Alan Pardew has confirmed in the Chronicle this morning that Papiss Cisse will start the game tonight against Manchester City:
“Papiss will play – I think he needs a goal.” “I think he needs to play well.” “When he was firing, we looked a different team. We need to get him firing.”
“This will give him an opportunity to do that. He has come out of the team. Sometimes you need to reflect and really focus on when you play.”
“Hopefully, he will play well.”
When Newcastle were doing so well a couple of years ago, one thing we were able to do is to get goals out of nothing due mainly to Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse being able to score goals at any time.
And while Loic Remy has looked good so far for Newcastle and has shown he can score goals Papiss has been below par so far this season.
Cisse has played 70 times for Newcastle with 27 goals so far, and hopefully we’ll see a much better Cisse tonight in that famous number 9 shirt.