If you were in Alan Pardew’s shoes tomorrow afternoon, who would you pick for the game against Norwich? Does Fabricio Coloccini keep his place despite all the rumours surrounding his future? Does Cisse start up front in the centre forward position? How long does Yohan Cabaye play for? Leave a comment below and have your say!

Here’s what I’ve come up with:


Debuchy Williamson Coloccini Santon

Anita Bigirimana

Obertan Marveaux Gutierrez


I’d go with this side, with Debuchy included from the start on his debut at right-back. The main decision is whether Coloccini plays with his future in doubt, but as long as he’s being paid huge wages by the club, he should be available to play.

Gutierrez’s fitness could be a concern that prevents him from starting, but I’d rather start him and take him off rather than introduce him from the bench. I’d use the opposite tactic for Yohan Cabaye, who should get half an hour from the bench to improve his fitness and give him some match time after 13 games out.

Cisse should start up front on his own, giving him the chance to prove his best position to the side. A new striker is to be brought in in the transfer window, but they will likely be to partner Cisse rather than give him competition.

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

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  1. matty

    perch over bigirimana, think bigi will be good just think its a bit early for him, gagging on a win…. TOON TOON !

  2. Alan Pardew


    Debuchy, Coloccini, Williamson, Santon

    Anita, Perch, Bigirimana

    Obertan, Cisse, Marveaux

  3. Declan Holloway

    Gutierrez is awful and offers absolutely nothing anymore. He cannot run at people, cannot cross a ball and doesn't know what to do when he has the ball and just loses it. I would not want him starting for us again and are better young players such as ferguson who at least offers something with his pace and crossing. I would start the following team.

    Debuchy Williamson Colocini Santon

    Tiote Anita Marveaux

    Obertan Cisse Ferguson

    I would also like to see adam campbell on the bench and introduced at some point to play at least 20-30 mins to give him a chance as he looks more promising than Ranger.

  4. dave

    Gutti offers more than you, who doesnt even know his own squad!
    Tiote at ACON!!

    Christ on a bike


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