It´s a very tough game for Newcastle tomorrow at home tho Chelsea, the reigning Premier League Champions, but one ray of hope is that we have beaten Chelsea four times since the beginning of 2002, and Newcastle have won this corresponding fixture for the last three seasons.
So there may be some hope but it would be a brave Geordie who would forecast a win for Newcastle tomorrow – but you never know.
Rolando Aarons – will he be gioven a chance?
Daryl Janmaat is fit again after taking ill and having to leave the game on Wednesday at half time, and there are doubts about Jack Colback, Sadio Massadio and Rolando Aarons – but for the purpose of the team we will assume they will all be fit.
This is the side that could start tomorrow:
Janmaat Mbemba Coloccini (c) Haidara
Wijnaldum de Jong Aarons
Subs: Darlow Lascelles Williamson Anita Thauvin Obertan Perez
There´s a chance that McClaren may use Anita at left back in place of Haidara.
We have Aarons in the side for Thauvin, but we would still be surprised if McClaren starts Rolando.
And we´d like to see Sissoko start in defensive midfield to give some size and strength in that position.
What would your team be for this game tomorrow?