If you were in Alan Pardew’s shoes tomorrow, who would you pick for the game against Chelsea? Which of the new signings start? Does James Perch continue in midfield? Which formation should we go with? Leave a comment below and have your say!

Here’s what I’ve come up with:


Debuchy Yanga-Mbiwa Coloccini Santon


Cabaye Sissoko

Gouffran Gutierrez


I’d go with a 4-3-3 and try and attack Chelsea as much as possible, as they have been weak in recent games and are likely to concede goals without Petr Cech.

Yanga-Mbiwa would partner Coloccini in my team, but I’d be surprised if Pardew chose to drop Steven Taylor for the Frenchman after starting with Taylor in midweek. I’d put Anita in the holding midfield role too, as he offers more positive passing when Newcastle win the ball back. Perch has been excellent recently, so again I expect Pardew to start with him.

Same front three as the trio that played against Aston Villa, with Gutierrez on the wing along with Gouffran. Both men put in massive efforts against Villa and that work rate will help against Chelsea, who will attack down both flanks with Ashley Cole and Cesar Azpilicueta.

That’s my team, what do you think? Leave a comment below and have your say!

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  1. Andy Hill

    4-4-1-1 Krul; Debuchy, Yanga, Colo, Santon. Anita, Cabaye, Sissoko, Anita. Guffran, Cisse.

  2. Raktim

    Pretty much best 11 i would say. though I would put marveaux instead of Jonas, and bring on Jonas or Perch later if we need to defend.

    Andy Hill, did we also sign Anita's evil twin, Anita, yesterday…who was on ur mind?

  3. Toon871

    4-2-1-2-1 Krul, Mbiwa, Colo, Santon, Anita, Cabaye, Sissoko, Guti, Goufran, Cisse.
    Personally think anita may be replaced by perch and his stats on tuesday where good so he should feel a little disappointed if left out. Think also Taylor may also play but given the amount of time he has been out, 2 games in 4 day may be asking too much. Guti should play even though lately he has been disapointing going forward he works his socks off for the team.

  4. @megatroy13

    4-2-3-1 krul, debuchy, mapou, colo, santon, anita, sissoko,cabaye, marv, gouffron, cisse
    4-4-2 krul, debuchy, mapou, colo, hadiera, marv, sissoko, cabaye, santon, gouffron, cisse
    really wanna see santon move up to wing

  5. Toggi

    I think we should start with the same starting line-up as we did against Villa. Never change a winning team. I would love to see Mbiwa, but Taylor and Colo is one of the best defenders in the game, and know eachother. Perch did a good job and deserves another go.

  6. Ben

    4-3-3 Krul, Debuchy, Mbia, Colo, Santon, Anita, Cabaye, Sissoko, Guffran, Mavauex, Cisse (Marvauex has more of an attacking mnd and more creativity than jonas)

  7. sagun vaidya

    saylor colo yanga
    debuchy santon
    guffy cabs


    5-1-3-1———-debuchy and santon wing back

  8. dave

    Wouldnt let Gutti anywhere near a strip!!





  9. simon bell

    taylor mbiwa colo
    debuchy santon [wingbacks]
    cabaye sissoko
    marveaux jonas


  10. @R150179

    or 4-3-1-2 Krul; Debuchy, Yanga, Colo, Santon; Anita, Cabaye, Sissoko, Marveaux, Gouffran, Cisse
    Bench Harper, S Taylor, Haidara, Perch, Bigi, Obertan and Shola.

  11. Nastynorm

    Wudnt av Jonas in squad wud rather play harper in his position u supporters who pic him p me off he's been our worst player 4 2yrs now hes got away with it bcos u all av slaughtered Williamson who I agree is not the best but gives his all not like wimp Jonas havin said that pards wil pic him I'm sure team 4 chelski krul.
    Debuchy. Mbiwa. Collo. Santon
    Anita. Cabaye. Sissoko marveaux
    Cisse. Gouffram

  12. John


    Debuchy – Saylor – Colo – Santon

    Sissoko – cabaye – Anita

    Gouffran/Jonas – Cisse – Marveaux

    I think Mbwia will be a quality player in the the coming months. I think as a centre half with 10 min under his belt of prem football der is no way you can throw him in at the deep end, he hasn’t adjusted to the pace of the prem yet I rather go with proven experience… Gouffy an Sissoko got a good taste on tues , but I prob go with Jonas a head of gouffy just to cover the defence… With cabaye Cisse Marv Sissoko goin forward I think ders goals Anita can help the back four an push on wen needed… Europa cup is back next thurs I think this is perfect chance to bed Mbiwa in along side Williamson and give hairdara his debut as well, an a run for tav/simmo


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