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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

  • geoff777

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #241

    C’mon Shola

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  • niafron

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #242

    Tactical decision. We go back to true 4-4-2. Or maybe Pard feeled Ben arfa wasn’t in the game.

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  • Thump

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #243

    Not a clear goalscoring opportunity? You’re kidding me.

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  • niafron

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #244

    Strange anyway. Even in a bad day, Beny can make the difference on a single move.

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  • niafron

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #245

    Shola shoted himself… Not a good start for him.

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  • Thump

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #246

    Shola, please move towards the ball when somebody passes to you.

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #247

    Lazy Ameobi Jesus…what is with this dude

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  • Steve_48

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #248

    @ Thump // Dec 3, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Seems like EVERYBODY saw it as a goal scoring opportunity APART from Dean – Taxi for Dean

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #249

    Bad mistake to take Arfa off

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  • JackButler

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #250

    Lads Strolla’s come on to make Luiz look world class

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #251

    Ameobi seriously what a joke

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #252

    Horrible decision by Guthrie there. No one is on him, but he gives this stupid long ball to Obe. Play on the ground!

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  • niafron

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #253

    Another strange thing, why Ameobi and not Best?

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  • JackButler

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #254

    Obertan has enough issues beating a man once, so why the hell does he try to do it twice FFS, just get passed your man and cross the bloody ball

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  • Thump

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #255

    Not that I’m complaining, but how did Drogba miss that?

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 3, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #256

    Thump // Dec 3, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    So true. A,B,C of football.

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  • niafron

    Dec 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #257

    Well lads, it’s maybe physicall. HBA is just coming back, maybe was he a bit tired and Pard noticed that.

    Pardew made clever decisions until that. So we can trust him.

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #258

    I have one question when will this club…

    STOP THE LONG BALL!!!!!!!!!TDFTZDFQTZFSDFWTDRT/AW&/T”/(#ET/(“T”U(TZ#G”#”#34

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Dec 3, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #259

    why not Best instead of ameobi? and obertan is all speed but no brains.

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  • geoff777

    Dec 3, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #260

    Great interception Perchy boy!!

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  • Thump

    Dec 3, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #261

    That bloody crossbar!

    King Krul again 😀

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  • niafron

    Dec 3, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #262

    Bad cover on the counter strike.

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  • Thump

    Dec 3, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #263

    @ilovetoon: He’s about speed until it comes to crossing. Then he just stops… and waits…

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Dec 3, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #264

    if not for Krul we would be 5-0 down.. god sake. we need a centre back and wing back in january. we dont need a striker..

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  • Steve_48

    Dec 3, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #265

    I’m sh* tting it here

    Ba hits the bar, Krul makes another fantastic save

    We need some luck here

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Dec 3, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #266

    Krul is the first 1 billion pound player!

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 3, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #267

    Ilove toon I think you my be right

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Dec 3, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #268

    @thump

    agreed. he doesnt know what to do once he gets to the byline.

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  • JackButler

    Dec 3, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #269

    Lampard looks well past his best as well

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  • Thump

    Dec 3, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #270

    Not bad from Shola. Could have held it a bit longer though.

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  • niafron

    Dec 3, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #271

    Anyway, Pard choice is totaly different option of what i suggested at half time.

    Now we will have, if possible, even more space between our lines.

    And ball control will be difficult.

    So it’s all for direct action with a maximum of risk.

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 3, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #272

    NO ONE IS MOVING TO OPEN A PASSING OPTION FOR GUTHRIE – WTF?!?!?!!??!!?

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Dec 3, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #273

    By the way, Guthrie is a better player than Cabaye.

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  • JackButler

    Dec 3, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #274

    Get Gosling or Sammy on for Obertan please

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 3, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #275

    Obertan jesus…… I cant watch this

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Dec 3, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #276

    seriously.. wtf obertan.. id taxi him to manchester.

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  • Steve_48

    Dec 3, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #277

    @ JackButler // Dec 3, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Lampard is THE more over rated player ever – full of his own self importance.

    Decent strike from Shola, need more of them please

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  • Thump

    Dec 3, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #278

    I really like Obertan but bloody hell lad, howay.

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  • AussieToon

    Dec 3, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #279

    Ryan Taylor is useless.

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Dec 3, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #280

    Obertan is sh*t!

    Shola has changed this game, much more even.

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