Lascelles, Aarons And Saivet Get Starts For Newcastle


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Newcastle manager Steve McClaren has just announced the side for the game at Watford today and it looks like Jamaal Lascelles will partner Fabricio Coloccini in central defense and Chancel Mbemba will move to left back – in for the injured Paul Dummett.

Teams:

Watford (4-4-2): Heurelho Gomes; Juan Carlos Paredes, Miguel Britos, Craig Cathcart, Nathan Ake; Etienne Capoue, Valon Behrami, Ben Watson, Jose Manuel Jurado; Troy Deeney (c), Odion Igalho
Substitutes: Costel Pantilimon, Allan Nyom, Sebastian Prodl, Adlene Guedioura, Almen Abdi, Ikechi Anya, Nordin Amrabat

Newcastle (4-4-1-1): Rob Elliot; Daryl Janmaat, Jamaal Lascelles, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Chancel Mbemba; Moussa Sissoko, Henri Saivet, Jonjo Shelvey, Rolando Aarons; Georginio Wijnaldum; Aleksandar Mitrovic
Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Steven Taylor, Sylvain Marveaux, Yoan Gouffran, Florian Thauvin, Ayoze Perez, Emmanuel Riviere

It’s a first start for new signing Henri Saivet and he partners Jonjo Shelvey in a new central midfield for Newcastle.

Perez has been dropped for Rolando Aarons so perhaps Rolando has looked good in training.

That’s not a bad team assuming Lascelles can have a solid game alongside the experienced Newcastle captain.

As expected Florian Thauvin is back on the bench and his loan move to Marseille may not go through if we cannot get Andros Townsend or a suitable alternative through the door this month.

This is what Steve McClaren has said about today’s game:

“We’ve played Watford a couple of times and in the cup we were very unlucky.” “They have got a home game and they will be buoyed and confident because they have beaten us twice, so it is up to us to go there and give a good performance so we can get the right result.

“They haven’t won for a few games and need a win. Everyone has a little dip and they will be looking to come out of it, and we will be looking to go there and make sure they don’t.”

“It’s a difficult game for us. Watford are a very capable team and with their two strikers – Deeney and Ighalo, they are capable of winning any game.”

“They will be determined to turn their form around. They are dangerous opponents – we know that from the last time we played them – but it’s about what we do with our performance.”

“We want quality and we’ve got quality, you saw that against West Ham.” “What we’ve got is a couple of new signings and players who are starting to adapt well to the Premier League.

“Gini Wijnaldum is a perfect example with his performances, and Chancel Mbemba has also got better as they’ve adapted.” “You’ve seen it with the teams who have come up as well. Bournemouth, Norwich and Watford have adapted to the league and have given it a good go.

“The quality from top to bottom is close and there is always going to be a fine line between winning and losing in this league.”

Over 70% of fans think we will win this game today.

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We need a win today.

Howay The Lads!!



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508 comments so far

  • BandB

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #1

    HWTL

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #2

    Very attack minded

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  • JamesToon

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #3

    Good lineup from SM, Aarons there to give the width as Mbemba is playing LB. good luck to Lascelles, let’s get 3 points today

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  • AncientC

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #4

    Vicarage Road, the 8th wonder of the world.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZaO9H-XEAAusNv.png:large

    (Get in @Liverpool)

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  • manxpie

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #5

    Looks like it could be more a 352 even thothe oofficial site says 4411

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  • toonking

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #6

    glad to see arrons getting his first start 4-2-3-1 formation i guess.

    I had us down as a win earlier in the week but changed my mind now we’ve got the 2 extra injuries he fact he’s gone 4-2-3-1 tells you he’s more determined to not concede that score.
    predict 1-1 draw.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #7

    If Klop Gets Sacked, Get Him An Put Mc as Coach

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #8

    Aarons is starting?

    Well about bloody time 🙂

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  • AncientC

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #9

    nufc.co.uk have confimed it is a 4-4-1-1.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #10

    This setup looks great, goodly to lascelles and Aarons – unlucky Perez.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #11

    I think this is a very brave move by Mclaren and a welcome one 3 at the back means Aarons can track back but there will be still be adequate cover if he gets caught out

    Good to see Lascalles get more game time as well

    Width and crossing from both sides should work out well cant wait to watch the game now !!

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  • Blaydon-Toon

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #12

    Norwich Liverpool 3-3 now

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #13

    Goodluck not goodly*

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  • manxpie

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #14

    Curse of the winbar is on the cards tho!

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #15

    jamal is to slow

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  • Toon Tang

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #16

    You’re not wrong manx haha. Get voting other way mate

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  • Obertans_on_roids

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #17

    Judging by that line-up there will be plenty of goals in this one. Hopefully we’re on the right end. Need to take Ighalo out of the game somehow.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #18

    Interesting, Schteve, interesting. Was expecting The back four to line-up like that, but Aarons for Perez is quite the call, unless he goes for 3-5-2.

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  • Toon Tang

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #19

    Come on ya bindipping plums, one more ftw.

    Need to keep these Delia smith looking motherchuffers within distance eh

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  • toonbrother

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #20

    if its a 3-5-1-1 we have hope of taking a point
    if its a flat 4-4-2 this will not end well
    not with colo at the back

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #21

    I’m liking that bench, not so much quality, but alot of players that need to prove there worth.

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  • check the toastie

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #22

    hope Aarons is up to speed, was awful in his last appearance against Northampton, fingers crossed.

    concerned about Lascelles but a canny team.

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  • JDdubai

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #23

    Not a fan of moving Mbemba or of the middle, his pace is crucial for us with Colo there.

    Nice to see Aarons out there though, rest for Perez can’t hurt either.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #24

    Hoping Liverpool win this. Hoping Swansea lose and Thunlun and Bournemouth draw, likewise Villa and West Brom. All that and a win for us would be the perfect weekend.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #25

    very interesting line up. its a huge call dropping Perez for Aarons. i really hope Aarons is good enough for this league. it’s a huge game for him.

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  • Blaydon-Toon

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #26

    Milner 3-4 Liverpool

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  • Jib

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #27

    Good subs by Klopp
    N 3 L4

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  • Ron Knee

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #28

    What a turnaround.

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  • Toon Tang

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #29

    Good good. Pool win at 3-1 down woulda been a nice return in-play.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #30

    there is no way this is a 4-4-2. mclaren has gone with 3 at the back to nullify the power of Deeney and Ighalo. Janmaat and Aarons are wingbacks bombing forward.
    3-5-2 it is.

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  • cyprus

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #31

    Really seemed Norwich, our main rivals, had done it and moved away too much. 3-1 with a terrible Liverpool. Then, they threw it away. They’ll remember this as the game that took them down.

    BTW, Liverpool still very poor. 7 shots on goal, 7 goals. I think this has never happened.

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  • Nufc-83

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #32

    Let’s if Aaron’s proves all his critics like wwsbrd wrong again and proves to be one of the best on the pitch again!!

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  • martoon

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #33

    Unlucky on Perez to be dropped but a brave selection from McClaren. Only worry is Lawro has predicted a 2 – 0 win for us 😉

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #34

    Good line up IMO given the circumstances.

    I still think people put too much on young Aarons. But he’s easily our best winger.

    Hope he can stay fit and push on with his development. Would love to see him loaned out next season (provided we hold on to him)

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  • cyprus

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #35

    Let’s hope he makes 90′

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #36

    Liverpool doing us a big favour.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #37

    Martin

    Worrying with lawro’s prediction like.

    Agree. Harsh on perez but makes sense. I’m sure he’ll understand the selection. And I’m sure he’ll get a chance in the game.

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  • Thump

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #38

    Think I’d sooner see Aarons at LB and Mbemba in the middle, but this can work. A lot going forward, so hopefully we’re just hoping to keep the ball in the final third.

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  • santoon

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #39

    i reckon Lascalles should go lb so that he sits back and lets aarons do his thing without worry too much, shouldnt break up colo and mbemba partnership that been really good for the last couple of games

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #40

    Would be huge for our teams morale and mentality if we could win today and all the aforementioned results go as I said. These next 3 games are crucial to our season. Need to pick up 6/7 points.

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