Alan Pardew has just announced his team for the Swansea game and Papiss Cisse and Gabby Obertan both start, and as half expected – Remy Cabella has been dropped.
But there is no room on the bench for Adam Armstrong, although youngsters Perez and Sammy Ameobi are subs today.
And Pardew has changed his formation to 4-3-3 from 4-2-3-1 with Obertan, Cisse and Gouffran the front three, presumably to try to get some goals.
The defense is unchanged with Tiote, Sissoko and Colback being the middle three – so we hope to see a more attacking Newcastle side, and the lads have to go all out for the win today.
For Swansea, former Newcastle winger Wayne Routledge starts for the home side.
Newcastle need a win this afternoon – but not many fans think that will happen.
Howay The Lads!!
Swansea (4-2-3-1): Lukasz Fabianski; Jazz Richards, Federico Fernandez, Ashley Williams (c), Neil Taylor; Ki Sung-Yueng, Jonjo Shelvey; Nathan Dyer, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Wayne Routledge; Wilfried Bony
Substitutes: Gerhard Tremmel, Kyle Bartley, Liam Shephard, Tom Carroll, Jefferson Montero, Marvin Emnes, Bafetimbi Gomis
Newcastle: (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote, Jack Colback; Gabriel Obertan, Papiss Cisse, Yoan Gouffran
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Massadio Haidara, Vurnon Anita, Sammy Ameobi, Remy Cabella, Ayoze Perez, Emmanuel Riviere