If you were in Alan Pardew’s shoes tonight, who would you pick in your starting XI to take on Norwich City at Carrow Road? How would you solve the problem caused by Yohan Cabaye not being in the squad as he prepares for a move to PSG? Does Mathieu Debuchy return to the side after suspension? Leave a comment below and have your say!

Here’s what I’ve come up with:


Debuchy – Yanga-Mbiwa – Williamson – Santon

Anita – Tiote

Sissoko – Ben Arfa – Gouffran


I’d go with largely the same team that beat West Ham last time out, with the only changes coming from Cabaye’s absence from the squad and Debuchy’s availability. Cabaye’s place in the number 10 role goes to Ben Arfa, who now has a chance to restore his first team place.

Debuchy goes straight back into the side at right-back, with Yanga-Mbiwa getting the nod over Taylor at centre-back in my team. Yanga-Mbiwa has looked solid next to Wiliamson this sesaon and his added pace is always helpful against lively strikers like Gary Hooper.

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