Mathieu Debuchy picked up is 5th yellow card on Saturday at Tottenham and so will be forced to miss his first game of the season, but it also gives a chance for a defender to come into the back for the Norwich City game.
Mathieu Debuchy – misses Norwich game
Yanga-Mbiwa has been in outstanding form in the last three games, and doesn’t deserve to be left out, so we could see the Frenchman move to right back with captain Fab Coloccini returning at center-back to partner Mike Williamson.
An alternative to that would be to switch Santon to right back and bring in local lad Paul Dummett at left back.
And if Haidara is fit, he could even figure at left back with Santon again moving over to the right hand side.
But the first two formations seem to be the most likely, but we cannot see Pardew leaving his captain on the bench against Norwich – can you?
Let is know which of these two formations you would start against Norwich, and what other back four formations are possible?
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