The Newcastle side for the important game at Leicester City has just been announced by interim coach John Carver and Paul Dummett is back at left back in place of Vurnon Anita and Cabella is also dropped to the bench as in comes Moussa Sissoko after his two game suspension.
Leicester (3-5-2): Kasper Schmeichel; Marcin Wasilewski, Robert Huth, Wes Morgan (c); Marc Albrighton, Matty James, Esteban Cambiasso, Riyad Mahrez, Jeff Schlupp; Jamie Vardy, Leonardo Ulloa
Substitutes: Mark Schwarzer, Ritchie De Laet, Paul Konchesky, Danny Drinkwater, Dean Hammond, Chris Wood, Andrej Kramaric
Newcastle (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Ryan Taylor Jonas Gutierrez, Jack Colback Moussa Sissoko; Ayoze Perez, Emmanuel Riviere
Substitutes: Freddie Woodman, Vurnon Anita, Mehdi Abeid, Siem de Jong, Remy Cabella, Sammy Ameobi, Adam Armstrong
Newcastle will play in a 4-4-2 formation with Perez and Riviere again up front and Siem de Jong on the bench.
We think Ryan Taylor has been preferred because of his free kick ability and he is one of the few Newcastle players who can score form a free kick, and it’s good to have Moussa Sissoko back in the side for his powerful runs.
For Leicester Stoke City on-loan center-back Robert Huth starts the game, after he picked up a slight thigh injury on Wednesday night in the 3-1 defeat to Chelsea.
John Carver has called this game one of the toughest of the remaining four games, but we have to win sometime don’t we?
Here’s what Carver said:
“If I’m perfectly honest out of the next four games, I think this is going to be one of the toughest.” “Me and Steve Stone traveled down to watch them against Chelsea and the atmosphere was incredible, so we’ll have to deal with that.”
“Leicester were very well organised, very strong and a big physical side but they did run out of steam a little bit.” “We have to make sure we stay in the game. They’re very tight and they work extremely hard.”
“They’ll put us under pressure and not give us a minute on the ball.” “But because of their work rate they tire, and we must use that to our advantage.” “Four weeks ago his team weren’t even in the hunt to stay in this league, but Nigel Pearson has turned that around.”
“This is certainly the biggest game of the weekend – it’s huge for both sides for different reasons.” “The important thing is we need to get a result because we all know what run we are in at the moment and that needs to end.”
Results are all that matter in our last four games.
But only one in five readers think we will win the game today, which we need to do to pull to safety.
We to need to get at least a draw today.
Howay The Lads!!