If you were in Alan Pardew’s shoes today, who would you pick for the game against West Ham? Who plays up front? Which formation is best? Leave a comment below and have your say!

Here’s what I’ve come up with:


Yanga-Mbiwa – Williamson – S.Taylor – Santon

Sissoko – Tiote – Cabaye – Ben Arfa

Remy – Gouffran

I’d stick with a 4-4-2, as the style looks more solid away from home than a 4-3-3, especially in midfield. The centre picks itself and I’d go with Ben Arfa on the right, to give Gouffran a chance up front with Remy.

If the team hadn’t lost four straight games I’d leave Gouffran on the wing where he has been playing well, but something has to change to give the team more creativity and that means the inclusion of Ben Arfa.

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