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Peter Lovenkrands Comes In For The Suspended Gutierrez


A bit of surprise in the Newcastle side today to face Chelsea, as Peter Lovenkrands has been drafted in to replace the suspended Jonas Gutierrez, and Sammy Ameobi is on the bench.


And that’s the only enforced change from the team that started against Manchester United last Saturday, and miraculously came away with a well earned point.

It had been expected that young Sammy Ameobi would be a straight replacement for Jonas, but Peter must have been impressive in training this week,  and the experienced Danish International striker gets the nod.

Danny Guthrie will again deputize for the still injured Cheick Tiote, and Danny will need to be at his best to try to win over the midfield for Newcastle against a top Chelsea side.

Leon Best is fit again and takes his place on the bench, and he’s likely to see some action in the second half today in front of a capacity crowd. Steve Harper is back on the bench for Newcastle after completing his one month loan spell at Brighton.

For Chelsea Daniel Sturridge and Dider Drogba start up front for the Pensioners, and captain John Terry and Frank Lampard also start.

The London side will be going all out for the win today, after losing three of their last five league games, and a win will put them back into 4th position in the table and above Newcastle.

Howay The Lads!!

Teams:

Newcastle United (4-4-1-1): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Ryan Taylor; Gabriel Obertan, Yohan Cabaye, Danny Guthrie, Peter Lovenkrands; Hatem Ben Arfa; Demba Ba
Substitutes: Steve Harper, Davide Santon, James Perch, Dan Gosling, Sammy Ameobi, Leon Best, Shola Ameobi

Chelsea: (4-3-3): Petr Cech; Branislav Ivanovic, David Luiz, John Terry (c), Ashley Cole; Ramires, Oriol Romeu, Frank Lampard; Daniel Sturridge, Didier Drogba, Juan Mata
Substitutes: Ross Turnbull, Jose Bosingwa, Ryan Bertrand, Raul Meireles, Florent Malouda, Salomon Kalou, Fernando Torres


516 comments so far

  • Thump

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #81

    If I were Tim’s lass, I’d be giving him a good bloody servicing tonight. He’s on bloody fire!

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #82

    Tayrol is being LEFT FOR DEAD….this is horrid to watch only a matter of time before they score

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  • JackButler

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #83

    Taylor is so exposed without Jonas, shows just what an important player he is for us

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #84

    Matter of time!

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #85

    Krul is keeping us in the game but WTF is up with the left side? How many times can Krul stop them?

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #86

    I will say this now….if we loose its sturridge on the left ….

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #87

    Don’t like it but have to admit it, how dangerous they are compare to us.

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  • Thump

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #88

    Raylor. Stay f’in back man.

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  • StuW

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #89
  • Steve_48

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #90

    Sturridge is skinning RTaylor every time.

    And it’s not like this is the first time we’ve all mentioned this piont, time for a change – Davide Santon.

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #91

    I am really disappointing with this…… WHY IS SANTON NOT PLAYING this is insanity

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  • Magpie_Man

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #92

    Get f*cking Raylor off, hes absolutly sh*t, all of their chances have been from his side and hes gunna get battered if he stays on, get santon on.

    Come on the toon

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  • colwell

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #93

    WTF is Raylor doing defend you d##k

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  • Thump

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #94

    Good save by Cech like

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #95

    Honestly, I have to say it, get Santon on, or else we’re going to get caught.

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  • colwell

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #96

    Loven is playing well

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #97

    anf i dont want to see moaning against Lovenkrands nothing wrong with him playing well….

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  • Steve_48

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #98

    Ace cross from McLoven, and a superb effort from Ba, sadly met by an equally great save from Cech.

    Coulda, shoulda ….

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #99

    Everybody was concerned about Lovenkrands starting, but Obertan has being invisible.

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #100

    That looked almost synchronized Terry and Ba there.

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  • JackButler

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #101

    Oh well, that the end of that, Perch coming on

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  • Magpie_Man

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #102

    JAMES PERCH 🙁 were screwed

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #103

    PERCH!?”?!?”!?”?!?!?! NO please god no

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  • Thump

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #104

    Perch in central defence… with his shirt covered in Vics.

    Bugger.

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #105

    Perch for Colo?????

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  • JackButler

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #106

    Obertan is absolutely useless

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  • Steve_48

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #107

    Ah sh * t Perch coming on early likely for Colo

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  • colwell

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #108

    F##k

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #109

    omg…..its over

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  • niafron

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #110

    Damn…

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  • Special K

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #111

    Perch v Drogba….

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  • colwell

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #112

    Perch has played well recently just a bastad for Colo

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #113

    Colo going off? Today we need a miracle.

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  • Special K

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #114

    Time for Saylor to step up and be a leader

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  • geoff777

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #115

    C’mon Perchy lad.

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  • Steve_48

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #116

    Chris Wallace – can you see a steward please 😉

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  • JackButler

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #117

    Perch against Jimmy Kranky would make me nervous let alone Drogba

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #118

    Tiote, Jonas, Colo. I can think of 5-6 players in the first 11 that I would prefer to see injured before these 3. Damn 🙁

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  • Steve_48

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #119

    Mike Hunt – can you see a steward please – that would be PMSL

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  • Thump

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #120

    I’ve just sent Chris Wallace a Facebook message and told him to find a steward.

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