Alan Pardew will have a few tired players in his squad today, and he is likely to make some changes for the trip to the Hawthorns tomorrow afternoon, where it is vital that we get back on the winning track, and keep challenging at the top of the Premier League.
Hatem Ben Arfa – likely to start tomorrow
In the last couple of games Ben Arfa has been a bright spark for Newcastle, and against West Brom, it will be important that Newcastle attack from the first whistle and go after the 3 points.
Alan admitted today that some of his players were tired on Sunday:
“I certainly kept Hatem back, as I felt we would get tired, and maybe he would win us the game,” “I thought him being fresh could win us the game. He did look fresh.”
“We had a couple of tired legs out there, and you’d expect that.” “West Brom have got talent, but we’ve had two massive results there in the last two years away from home,”
“Maybe I’ll make a couple of changes here and there in the next two games.” “Hopefully, we can match the level of the game against Arsenal.”
“If we do that, we’ll have a good chance of winning.”
In their last three games West Brom have drawn 1-1 at home to Hull, drawn 1-1 at Tottenham and 3-3 at West Ham, and they have 18 points in total – 9 at home and 9 on the road.
It’s a game we should win – if we are keep up our challenge at the top of the Premier League.
Let us know how you think we’ll do at the Hawthorns.
Here’s hoping for all 3 points.
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