Luuk De Jong, Paul Dummett And Sammy Ameobi All Start


Luuk de Jong makes his first start for Newcastle at Stamford Bridge this afternoon, as expected, and local lads Paul Dummett and Sammy Ameobi also get starts today.

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Luuk de Jong – starts for Newcastle

And left back Davide Santon keeps his place in spite of a nightmare game against Sunderland last week, and young Sammy Ameobi is also in the starting line-up.

But it looks like Paul Dummett is at left back,  and Davide Santon may be playing defensive midfield with Vurnon Anita, in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Luuk up front and  Ben Arfa Moussa Sissoko and Sammy the midfield three.

Dan Gosling and 16 year-old local lad Adam Armstrong are both on the bench, and it seems that Davide Santon has been preferred to Gosling in central midfield.

For Chelsea, former Newcastle striker Demba Ba is on the bench with Samuel Eto’o up front.

Newcastle need to give a good account of themselves in this game, after last week’s disastrous home loss to Sunderland.

Teams:

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech; Branislav Ivanovic, Gary Cahill, David Luiz, Cesar Azpilicueta; Nemanja Matic, Frank Lampard (c); Willian, Oscar, Eden Hazard; Samuel Eto’o.
Substitutes: Mark Schwarzer, Ashley Cole, John Mikel Obi, Ramires, Andre Schurrle, Mohamed Salah, Demba Ba

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor, Paul Dummett; Vurnon Anita, Davide Santon; Hatem Ben Arfa, Moussa Sissoko (c), Sammy Ameobi; Luuk de Jong
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Massadio Haidara, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Dan Gosling, Sylvain Marveaux, Shola Ameobi, Adam Armstrong

Referee: Howard Webb (Yorkshire)



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571 comments so far

  • toonbrother

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #1

    what a stupid line up. Pardumb stupidity strikes again

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  • Jonny

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #2

    ——————–krul——————–
    Debuchy—willo——Taylor—–dummet
    ————-sissoko——Anita————
    Sammy————hatem————santon
    ———————-de Jong—————–

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #3

    Bit of a shock that team from Pardew, fair play bit gutted to see Taylor starting still

    C’mon lads it’s a day of shocks with arsenal getting routed!
    2-1 to the toon!

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  • toonbrother

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #4

    I cannot believe he hasnt found a place for Yanga Mbiwa. He is a better centre back than Saylor and a better defensive midfielder than Anita and Sissoko. Marveauux on the bench again where’s the creativity going to come from? Only Pardumb could produce a line up this dumb

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  • Toon Tang

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #5

    whats happening with Dummett and Santon then? are they just going to shift santon right wing or push him higher up on the left. Dont know how well that would work…

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #6

    How on earth is Taylor starting ahead of a full French International FFS ? .

    And why put Santon in midfield with Marv on the bench ? .

    I give up, I really do 🙁 .

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  • BuckLuck

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #7

    Taylor? Chelsea will win this one at least 3-0.

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  • toonking

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #8

    @1
    typical armchair supporter moaning even when just 1 player is not what you want.

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  • asenski

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #9

    s taylor ahead of mbiwa , dummet ahead of haidara , santon rw and marveaux benched that pardew deserves the sacking after the match

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  • toon1707

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #10

    Looking forward to seeing how santon does in a more advanced role not to fussed about the result today as I don’t expect to come away with anything I just want to see the lads out a performance in after last weeks shambles

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  • BuckLuck

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #11

    I give up as well. Pardew is pure torture.

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  • jazzyp

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #12

    I’ll be amazed if Yanga is still here next season. I hope Nufc are not relying on him to give us a glowing review to Cabella

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #13

    Can i ask how many other fans want us to get beat today because they think Pardew will get the sack?

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  • toonbrother

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #14

    ——————–krul——————–
    Debuchy—willo——Mbiwa—–dummet
    ————-sissoko——Anita————
    Sammy————Marveaux————HBA
    ———————-de Jong—————–

    If he had a brain in his thick skull this is the line up we would have gone with. Hopefully this moron pardumb gets fired soon

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #15

    BPC
    I’ll say this until he proves otherwise
    Nothing at all that Marv has done suggests he should be starting

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #16

    Thank goodness there is no Shola Ameobi, I rarely complain about team selections… I see no reason for complaint here.

    I am sure everybody has small tweaks they would make, but overall, not bad.

    Anything better than a 2-0 defeat wouldn’t be a terrible result.

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  • asenski

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #17

    it seems as 3th in a row with no goals

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  • manxpie

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #18

    well you were all right about the hoofball ultra negative team hey!??

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  • John Tudor

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #19

    a similar 4-0 after 30 mins i think

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  • Toon Tang

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #20

    Jim from last thread, ‘slack bottom girls’ sounds like its been remixed by anal cnut mate. That would be some mash up to behold

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  • TurkishFan101

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #21

    Pardew really wants to get sacked. Santon is in an midfield role confirmed and most importantly Mbiwa dropped still. I hope just for the sake of it, we get thrashed and he gets sacked, I have had enough. Complains when we aint got enough “flair” players then benches them for twats and players that cannot play. One of the biggest twat going in our squad is Saylor.

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  • BuckLuck

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #22

    MrMojoRisin76

    I would want us to loose if it meant Pardew was sacked. No doubt!

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  • toonking

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #23

    people all season long complaining about why santon is not having a go at right wing so here he does put santon in RW and what happen you still complain why not juist get lost and go support barcalona.

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  • asenski

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #24

    3-0 5-0 or 7-0 take it if it means pardew is going

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #25

    HBA needs to watch Coutinho and learn when to pass. Great player .

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  • TurkishFan101

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #26

    toonking

    Don’t think they are complaining about Santon mate, the fact Pardew complains of not having players to put in the starting line up then benches Marveaux and Mbiwa… It says it all really.Also, Haidara should be ahead of Dummet…

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  • manxpie

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #27

    toonking exactly
    we’ve got 2 attacking players on the wings plus dummet n debuchy like to get forward plus arfa and dejong
    thats a hell of an attacking team!

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  • manni

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #28

    Don’t know how this is going to work but I’m fearing the worse, I think it’s going to backfire on pardew. I would of played 4-4-1-1 same back 4,then

    Sissoko–anita–mbiwa–marveaux

    Ben Arfa

    De Jong

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #29

    Turkish
    Ffs it’s one “flair” player on the bench, more to the point a flair player who’s best performances have come from the bench

    This is a very attacking line up given the players available
    Fair play to him for at least setting us up to go for it
    As for pardew getting sacked today how deluded can ya get!

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  • Toon Tang

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #30

    arsenal comeback is on hahahah

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  • mattnufc

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #31

    Sissoko captain, why? Krul, Williamson, Taylor Debuchy before him.

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #32

    tads

    ok, i think we can win 3-0, we can win 5-0

    but that thinking is with the heart, not your head, in reality, im looking at that team and thinking it will be another loss, im thinking that chelsea will push high up the pitch, because lets face it, santon has been poor for a while now
    taylor is rash and williamson is only good with a better player along side him

    MYM hidarra and marv should be in for taylor santon and sammy

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #33

    Asenki
    What the hell is 3th?

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #34

    @ Tads

    And how many Assists or goals has Santon got over the past two and a half years ? .

    I somehow think Marv has more despite playing a fraction of the games .

    That is why Marv should be starting .

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  • asenski

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #35

    wow what a game from rodgers with most of the players from the last campaign this is what people call progression and development in football imo

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #36

    The official twitter seems to have Santon as a holding midfielder…. If that is the case that is very odd. If he is on the wing, then I don’t see it as too bad a line up. Would have preferred Mbiwa to Taylor and Haidara to Dummet though.

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  • toonicle

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #37

    Mbiwa should be starting but I do like seeing Santon tried in midfield, been hoping to see that all season.

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  • ~Anita One Bites The Dust~

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #38

    I should have gone to work instead… we are gonna get routed.

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  • asenski

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #39

    TDS
    3th is the third game in a row with no goals from our attack
    just a prediction

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  • toonking

    Feb 8, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #40

    turk
    explain to me why you have the player santon mentioned here
    “Pardew really wants to get sacked. Santon is in an midfield role confirmed and most importantly Mbiwa dropped still. I hope just for the sake of i”

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