If you were in Alan Pardew’s shoes tomorrow afternoon, who would you pick for the game against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium? Who replaces Davide Santon and Mathieu Debuchy at full back? Who comes in in place of Cheick Tiote? Leave a comment below and have your say!

Here’s what I’ve come up with:


Simpson S.Taylor Yanga-Mbiwa Perch

Cabaye Sissoko

Gutierrez Marveaux Gouffran


I’d go with Danny Simpson at right-back to cover Debuchy, while James Perch slots in at left-back in place of Santon. Vurnon Anita would be another choice but with Perch available and in good form, it seems natural to put him in ahead of the Dutchman.

Sylvain Marveaux should get a chance supporting Cisse from an attacking midfield role, with Moussa Sissoko playing in his natural deeper position. The former Toulouse man used to play in this kind of role for his old club and is not a natural “number 10”, so Marveaux should get a chance.

The rest of the team pretty much picks itself, with Cisse the only attacking option. Adam Campbell will likely be on the bench again and could continue gaining first-team experience before pushing for a starting spot.

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

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  1. Perch

    Simpson Saylor MYM Gutierrez
    Cabaye Anita
    Gouffran Sissoko Marveaux


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