Siem de Jong is back in the squad and he could make his debut at Villa Park tomorrow, although Alan Pardew has told the Dutchman he will have to work hard to make the starting line-up.
Siem de Jong – could start for Newcastle
Whether he plays or not will depend on how he looks in training today, but surely if all looks well the Dutch International will start for Newcastle against Villa tomorrow.
Remy Cabella played in the number 10 role against Manchester City last Sunday and played quite well, but he will potentially move out wide and Siem is likely to start in the withdrawn striker role.
We are not sure what formation Alan will use tomorrow, but here’s what we think would be a good starting eleven at Villa Park tomorrow in a 4-2-3-1 formation
Janmaat Williamson Coloccini (c) Dummett
Sissoko de Jong Cabella
Subs: Elliot Taylor(S) Haidara Obertan Aarons Perez Gouffran
There are four Dutchman in that side and only three Frenchmen – so as Bob Dylan used to sing – The Times They Are A Changin’.
And it’s Yoan Gouffran who drops down to the bench in our team.
It’s difficult to know who else will be on the bench tomorrow, and we don’t have new Argentine striker Facundo Ferreyra in there because Obertan, Aarons and Perez all had a positive impact when they came on as subs last Sunday.
What would your team be for tomorrow?
Note: Paul Lawson is a NUFC season ticket holder living in Birmingham, and wonders if there are any other season ticket holders in the area, so they can share the car expenses to Newcastle – you can contact Paul at 07969296054.
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