Two Return – Is This Newcastle’s Best Team For Chelsea?


With Newcastle playing so well last week against West Brom and getting the required win – even though it was closer than it should have been,  we don’t think Steve McClaren will be making many changes to the side for tomorrow’s game at Chelsea.

In fact the odds are that it will be an unchanged side.

The only doubt seems to be that Jack Colback is back fit again and the local lad has trained all week,  so it may be that Steve McClaren may prefer his experience at left back in place of Rolando Aarons.

But that would be a little unlucky on Rolando who played very well last Saturday.

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Jack Colback back in training at Benton

So it could be an unchanged team for tomorrow with both Jack Colback and Jamaal Lascelles on the bench – with Jamaal having served his one game suspension for his red card at Everton.

Here’s the likely team and the bench for tomorrow’s game.

Elliot
Janmaat Taylor Coloccini (c)  Aarons
Sissoko Tiote Shelvey Townsend
Wijnaldum
Mitrovic
Subs: Darlow Lascelles Williams (U21 defender) Colback Saivet Perez Doumbia

This is an important game for us and it’s important we don’t lose it, because it’s our last one until we visit Stoke City on Wednesday, March 2nd.

Anything but a defeat would be good and a win would be terrific.

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92 comments so far

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #1

    Colback is not 100% fit and is one yellow card away from a two match ban so its likely he would get it if playing left back against Chelsea I would rather stick Aarons there and let him and Townsend cause Ivanovic problems

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  • ZIPPIE57

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #2

    cannot change it in my opinion

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #3

    LCBP,
    Aarons had so little to do against WBA I thought he was anonymous, his hooror show against Everton made me not vote for a new contract

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  • 21st Century Schizoid Man

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #4

    Hello Ed

    Last couple of days it has been much more pleasant on the blog, and I see a few old stagers gradually returning for a bit of chat, banter without any of the vitriol and WUM comments.
    Then a new reincarnation appears, a Mark 1 WUM. It is amazing how much trouble a single WUM can cause. Best of luck in ridding us of Rhys. Let’s hope he is less successful than Dr Who at regenerating himself.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #5

    Apart from a few very brief good sjows I can’t see what the fuss is

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  • AndyMac

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #6

    Madness to assume young Aarons will survive at LB just because West Brom didnt turn up last week ? Colback or no backs and go with three CB’s

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  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #7

    Belfast….. I saw that. II feel sorry for his missus and kid. She looked to be standing by him. Wonder what hold he’s got on her or what bollox he’s fed her.

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  • Belfast

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #8

    Jail it’s not him. They’re doing their very best to convince you it’s him though copying and pasting his old comments. 🙂

    Now on yer bike.

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  • toonicle

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #9

    I’d be playing Aarons back there again myself, neither Colback or Aarons are going to match Willian for skill but at least Aarons can match him for pace.

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  • Belfast

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #10

    Probably lied to his missus Betty like he lied to his club.

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #11

    Rhys
    Not a fan of Sir Bobby then?

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #12

    On topic Aaron’s should not be used at LB stick Lascelkes can do the Dummett version of a LB or Colback but lord not Aaron’s

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #13

    Belfast,
    Who knows the blog that well though, so of it isn’t Jib then we’re being trolled by a regular reader who knows what a pr! ck he’s been!

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #14

    Oh poop did I just get hooked by some troll fishing?

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  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #15

    Belfast Imagine the poor kid having to grow up with the stigma of that hanging over you. Where it’s high profile it means there’s more exposure and suffering.

    I won’t tell you what I think of him but you’d find it under a cows tail.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #16

    Yo…has Lascelles played at LB before?

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #17

    jesper
    Doubt it but I don’t see how much different he would be to Dummett

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #18

    WW…,
    Still can’t get my head round the fact that a good LB couldn’t have been over two windows, and if the people running the show with apparently £150 to spend, couldn’t see that we needed one, then we’re in trouble !

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #19

    Yo…don’t know other than Dummett is suppose to be a LB right?

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  • Belfast

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #20

    Yer right but read the article I posted on the last thread and look at the times. Unless he’s logged in on about 3 devices and a ridiculously fast typer it’s not him.

    It’s somebody who hasn’t been banned imo

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #21

    The defense doesn’t seem to get prioritized that’s for sure…

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #22

    Belfast…who are we talking about?

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #23

    JfA
    2 Windows is a bit generous mate I don’t think we’ve had one since Enrique left, Haidara briefly but his injury put stop to that

    I think they were focusing on attack before the prices sky rocket this summer and they believe defensive options will remain similar asking prices but who knows maybe they are just morons

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #24

    Forgot Lascalles is not suspended should just put him at left back no more playing 3 centre halfs in a 352 we will get slaughtered the team does not know how to play that way

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  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #25

    Jesper…. It could be you. You’re currently under investigation and high up the list.

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #26

    jesper
    Doubt it mate he doesn’t see himself as a LB, the club don’t see his future as a LB and a whole heap of fans think like me that he is disturbingly far away from being a LB

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  • banjax

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #27

    Probably better to have Colback at LB instead of Aaron’s because he used to play there at Sunderland.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #28

    Betty Boop…you really are a tw@t aren’t you?

    …that was rhetoric by the way!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #29

    Yo…I never said I thought he was a good LB, just that he’s suppose (as far as I know) to be a LB?

    I have no idea if Lascelles can pull it off. Have never seen him play LB.

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #30

    jesper
    I don’t think I’ve ever seen Dummett be a LB but he plays there most of the time

    Lascelles is s good defender who won’t look to get forward and has some physicality but no pace very similar to Dummett

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  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #31

    Jesper….. I was only teasing but with that response I’m starting to wonder now. Maybe your mistakes in writing English are just a smoke screen.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 12, 2016 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #32

    Ha ha Jæsper, the biggest tw@t of the blog, calls bettyswallocks a tw@t ha ha, if only everybody could be as nice as WW… and Charlie in the Gallowgate. ..

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  • Belfast

    Feb 12, 2016 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #33

    Jesper I think we’ve got a Jeff impersonator.

    Skullduggery.

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 12, 2016 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #34

    This is probably the best team we have available tbh

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Feb 12, 2016 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #35

    Well. My sporting weekend is off to a good start. The falcons boned leicester. If it cones in threes, then the toon win tomorow, and england hump italy by 21+ points on sunday(for my bet)

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  • No Defence

    Feb 12, 2016 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #36

    Just been reading that Steve Mc has been saying we have been to much on the front foot in away games, err we have been nothing but defensive in away games and that is one of wor biggest problem imo.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Feb 12, 2016 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #37

    Chancel

    Your Icon has changed colour. Have you had to get a new account agai

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Feb 12, 2016 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #38

    Again

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  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 12, 2016 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #39

    Jesper…..What’s going on? I suggest you admit the truth now in the hope you can salvage your blog career.

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 12, 2016 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #40

    YCMIU

    No told the blog the other day, As happened to a few like Cyprus etc, when Ed was doing a troll clear out I was moderated, after a brief exchange with Ed he unmoderated me again

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