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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

  • Johnnybaii

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #121

    Did well to get this far in the season with same back 4 tbh

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  • Johnnybaii

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #122

    lol@thump

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  • Thump

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #123

    Is it just me or does Mata look a little bit like AVB?

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #124

    ok Raylor saves us here but we could have taken 3 goals by now

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  • niafron

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #125

    Also very disapointing for Santon.

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  • DanishToon

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #126

    Why Perch and not Santon = move Raylor to CB?

    Well well support the lad… Let’s go perch!

    Loven doing well in offense..

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  • geoff777

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #127

    Raylor!!! Great stuff.

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  • Johnnybaii

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #128

    Poor oul Simmo will be on Juan Mata highlight reels now for eternity…

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #129

    Wow, what a chest stop by Obe. Great touch.

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  • Thump

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #130

    wtf was that FK for?

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  • JackButler

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #131

    Its between Matta and the ref for chelsea’s best man so far

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  • dmac

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #132

    We are in grave danger of getting dikked here.

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #133

    we are playing at home but we are nervous….. we are not calm on the ball again….. cant we calm it down a bit…rushing too fast into atttack

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #134

    I’ve always thought Mike Dean has one of those faces, you’d like to punch a whole through………

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  • Magpie_Man

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #135

    full backs are crap, repace simmo with santon and get pieters and put him on instead of raylor

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  • Thump

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #136

    Unlucky Demba!

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  • Special K

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #137

    C’mon we know Perch is useless but you’d want to see Santon or Raylor in there? Still confident with a bit of luck we can nip this, Ben Arfa/Lovenkrands creating and Cabaye/Guthrie keeping things ticking over.

    Soooo close

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #138

    We look less good upfront then against Man U, and even less then against Man C.

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  • Steve_48

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #139

    @ AP’s Black & White Army // Dec 3, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    There’s 52000 Geordies @ SJP who were behind you in the queue < 5 minutes into this one!

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  • Steve_48

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #140

    Ba off the ba!

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #141

    This game is amazing!

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  • Thump

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #142

    Well done Perchy.

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #143

    Magpie_Man // Dec 3, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    “….and get pieters….”

    Like now? hhh….

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  • seantoon

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #144

    That romeu looks a decent player

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  • Thump

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #145

    Can somebody tell Lovenkrands that sometimes a pass can be *too* accurate? haha

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  • Thump

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #146

    Did it f come off a Toon player

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  • Thump

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #147

    Perch didn’t challenge that.

    I want to see the throw in replay

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #148

    Bullsh*t!

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #149

    Well, they look more dangerous for the whole 40 mins.

    But it is nothing. We should just keep on playing.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #150

    Sh+te….typical
    Now we need to come out n get a goal lads or get Luiz sent off

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  • mattnufc

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #151

    Well done mike dean, never seen a yellow for a foul on last man

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  • niafron

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #152

    They will play counter strike now. Bad.

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  • Steve_48

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #153

    B * st * rd referee

    Another decision against us, talk about giving them gild edge chances.

    Mike Dean is going to need a police escort to get away from SJP in one piece today.

    W *nker

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #154

    We’re defending like amateurs. Pardew is completely nuts not playing Best. He would have defended that goal

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  • JackButler

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #155

    I’m sorry but this Ref pouncing about SJP is sickening

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  • Special K

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #156

    Get to half time at 1, 2 would be game over. We always seem to improve second half.

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #157

    We;re going to get thrashed today

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  • Thump

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #158

    @Stuart: The ref should count himself lucky – Tioté’s injured 😉

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  • Magpie_Man

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #159

    Oleg G

    i mean in january

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  • Thump

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #160

    1-0 down at home and “we’re going to get thrashed”?

    Christ.

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