Alan Pardew has just announced the side for the game at Turf Moor tonight and the four players who were doubts- Janmaat, Williamson, Haidara and Abeid all start the game.
Here’s the teams for tonight’s game with Newcastle in a 4-2-3-1 formationt:
Burnley (4-4-2): Tom Heaton; Kieran Trippier, Michael Keane, Jason Shackell (c), Stephen Ward; Scott Arfield, Dean Marney, David Jones, George Boyd; Ashley Barnes, Danny Ings
Substitutes: Matt Gilks, Kevin Long, Ben Mee, Ross Wallace, Michael Kightly, Lukas Jutkiewicz, Marvin Sordell
Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, Paul Dummett, Massadio Haidara; Mehdi Abeid, Cheick Tiote (c); Yoan Gouffran, Ayoze Perez, Sammy Ameobi; Papiss Cisse
Substitutes: Jak Alnwick, Remie Streete, Steven Taylor, Vurnon Anita, Remy Cabella, Adam Armstrong, Emmanuel Riviere
And it’s a pretty decent side with both Perez and Cisse starting this game and Vurnon Anita remains on the bench.
It’s a good time for the impressive Mehdi Abeid to return after he broke his toe while with the full Algerian squad a couple of weeks ago.
Mehdi will play with Cheick Tiote in front of the back four – with Cisse up front and Perez playing as the withdrawn striker.
Yoan Gouffran is again preferred to Remy Cabella, who is on the bench again.
More than half the Newcastle fans think we can win the game tonight, although 23% think we can lose the game – that’s almost double the 12% that thought we would lose at West Ham.
Heres that Alan Pardew has said about tonight’s opposition:
“I hold no fears of going to Burnley,” ¨I think they’ve done terrifically just of late. In fact, in the last three games they’ve got a better points total than us, so we respect them but we don’t fear them.¨
“We do also know that they’ll be gunning for us and we need to be ready.¨ “I think it will be a great result, whatever result we get, in terms of the players we have available.¨
¨I also think we can win, and we’ve got the players that can cause Burnley problems – hopefully we can.¨ “They’re going well though, and in Ings they have a player in form and a player who is impressing at the moment.¨
“They are a team who were kind of helped assembled by Eddie Howe, who I have a great deal of respect for, and Sean’s come in and taken it on magnificently.””He’s done an absolutely brilliant job and that club is a well-run club and a difficult place to go, for any Premier League team.”
It’s going to be interesting to see how our lads play tonight, but its a much stronger side than we expected, with all four doubtful players starting tonight.
Howay The Lads!!
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