Newcastle have six games left in the season, and we need at least one win in those games to be safe in the Premier League, and hopefully that can come this afternoon, but our hopes of that are not too high – that we can come away with all 3 points against Spurs this afternoon.
Fabricio Coloccini – will return this afternoon
Our readers aren’t too positive either, with around 82% thinking we will lose this game and lose our 6th Premier League game in a row, which will equal our worst ever run in the Premier league – which was set last year around this time.
Newcastle should be able to field a stronger defense today with Fabricio Coloccini back from his three game suspension, but Moussa Sissoko could be a big loss with being suspended for two games, after being sent off at Anfield last Monday night in the 2-0 loss.
The good news is that Siem de Jong came through 45 minutes on Monday night in the U21 game against Derby County with no ill effects, and he could well be on the bench this afternoon, although Rolando Aarons will not be in the squad today, as he still struggles with his hamstring problem.
We are hoping that Jonas Gutierrez will get a start today, but that contract of his may be why he was only a substitute on Monday night.
This seems like the best team we can start today:
Janmaat Williamson Coloccini (c) Anita
Taylor (R) Cabella Gutierrez
Subs: Elliot Sterry Gouffran Armstrong Ameobi Riviere de Jong
What would your team be for today?
We have Siem de Jong on the bench but Carver may elect not to have him in the squad.
Janmaat will return to right back and we’ll hopefully see him attacking down the right wing, and we’ve kept Anita at left back, although Carver could move Ryan Taylor there this afternoon.
We have some experience on the wings in Ryan Taylor and Jonas Gutierrez.
Gabby Obertan wasn’t good at Anfield and didn’t track back enough, and Sammy Ameobi is not in form and will probably leave the club this summer.
We’d love to get our first win in seven weeks today, but somehow we cannot see that happening.
What do you think?