If you were in Alan Pardew’s shoes tonight when Newcastle travel to Fulham, who would you pick in your starting XI to take on the Cottagers? Does Papiss Cisse start ahead of Shola Ameobi? Does Tiote start in midfield despite his withdrawal last week? Leave a comment and have your say below!

Here’s what I’ve come up with:

Krul

Simpson Coloccini Williamson Santon

Tiote Anita

Cisse Marveaux Gutierrez

Ba

I’d go with a 4-2-3-1 formation with Tiote and Anita anchoring the midfield and giving protection to our back four. Tiote also contributed in an attacking role against Wigan last week and could be key again if he is 100% fit.

The problem is the creativity again, with Ben Arfa possibly included in the squad but not available to start. Marveaux was good against Wigan but wholly unnoticeable against Bordeaux so if he doesn’t show up, it could be down to someone else to provide the spark from midfield.

Papiss Cisse could be dropped to the bench after frustrating again last week, as Shola Ameobi has regained full fitness and could be preferred. Lack of options up front is something Pardew must address in January, as it’s only a matter of time before Newcastle get caught out in attack.

By Chief Sports Writer, Marley Anderson

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  1. Biswajit

    I would go with a 4-3-2-1 formation krul,simson,williamson,coloccini,santon,anita,tiote,guttierrez,marveaux,ben arfa, ba

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  2. WeirdoBeardo

    Krul
    Simpson Williamson Coloccini Santon
    Anita Tiote
    Marveux Gutierrez
    Ben Arfa
    Ba

    Marveux for number 10 and Birigima/Anita for right wing if HBA isn't fit enought to start.

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  3. michael douglas

    benny will start. my team.

    krul
    simo colo perchy santon
    tiote perch
    cisse benny jonas
    ba

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  4. michael douglas

    benny will start. my team.
    krul
    simmo colo perchy santon
    tiote anita
    cisse benny jonas
    ba

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  5. megatroy13

    krul
    simpson, williamson, colo, santon
    anita, tiote
    jonas, lil bigi, maveraux
    ba

    i love watchin lil bigi and think he can get forward to help he also works hard and will have anita and tiote behind him.. cisse out of form and so is jonas but wit hba not fully fit he gets a run

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