The team has just been announced by Alan Pardew, and there’s no Papiss Cisse or Cheick Tiote in the team.
Newcastle will play in a 4-3-3 formation with Obertan and Gouffran on either side of Ayoze up front, nd the middle three being Sissoko Colback and Anita.
It will be a tough test for the young Spaniard, but he deserves this big chance, and he certainly looked dangerous last Saturday against Leicester.
There’s also no sign of Manu Riviere, but Sammy Ameobi returns to the bench.
Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris; Eric Dier, Younes Kaboul (c), Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose; Etienne Capoue, Ryan Mason; Nacer Chadli, Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela; Emmanuel Adebayor
Substitutes: Michel Vorm, Vlad Chiriches, Ben Davies, Mousa Dembele, Aaron Lennon, Harry Kane, Roberto Soldado
Newcastle (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko, Vurnon Anita, Jack Colback; Gabriel Obertan, Ayoze Perez, Yoan Gouffran
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Massadio Haidara, Ryan Taylor, Remy Cabella, Sammy Ameobi, Adam Armstrong, Facundo Ferreyra
And it’s good to see the return of Ryan Taylor on the bench, and the Liverpudlian could possibly get a run out sometime in the second half.
Two fans in three think we will lose this game, and with the weakened side it’s certainly not going to be easy, but it’s also a chance for those coming into the side to shine.
We need to try to get something out of this game, but it will be difficult with two of our in-form players Cheick Tiote and Papiss Cisse not even on the bench.
Howay The Lads!!
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