If you were in Alan Pardew’s shoes, who would be in your Newcastle team to take on Leicester? Does Papiss Cisse start up front? Who fills midfield? Which formation will work best? Leave a comment and get involved!

Here’s what I think:


Janmaat – Williamson – Coloccini – Haidara

Obertan – Sissoko – Colback – Cabella

Cisse – Ayoze

I’d play with two strikers and two wingers at home against Leicester as it’s the most attacking system at disposal.

Pardew has already stated that Obertan will start and rightly so. He was one of Newcastle’s best players against Swansea before the international break.

Sammy Ameobi may start but I’d bring him off the bench and start Cabella, who looked bright for France in midweek.

Moussa Sissoko would take his natural position in the centre of midfield while Haidara would be ahead of Dummett at left-back. Cheick Tiote might be tired from travelling from Africa on Thursday and would make way for Sissoko and Colback in the middle.

What do you think? Leave a comment below and have your say!