Newcastle manager Alan Pardew made it clear after the Southampton draw, that he thought the side had missed the creative influence of Yohan Cabaye in the middle of the field, and he has said the French International star will return at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon.
Yohan Cabaye – will return on Saturday at Selhurst Park
So with Yohan Cabaye returning it;s a good question as to who will step down, and it will be unlucky for Vurnon Anita, if he is the one to drop down to the bench, after a very good display for the side against the Saints.
This is what Alan Pardew told the local press today:
“There won’t be much of a decision to make about Cabaye,” “He plays, for me. We need that. We need that flair and quality he brings.”
“I’ll have no hesitation putting him back in the team. Unfortunately, someone will have to step out.”
Who is left out on Saturday could depend on what formation the manager elects to play against Crustal Palace, and if it’s a 4-5-1 type formation with one striker up front, then it could be Shola Ameobi who’s left out – as he was at Manchester United.
Otherwise, it looks like Vurnon could again be the unlucky player who steps down to the bench, after playing so well against the Saints.
What do you think?
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