Alan Pardew has played another (hopefully) great curve ball as Yohan Cabaye has recovered to play alongside Guthrie, plus Hatem Ben Arfa gets a long awaited chance to shine from the start!

The whole line-up and subs are; Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Ben Arfa, Guthrie, Cabaye, Gutierrez, Best, Shola Ameobi Subs; Elliot, Ferguson, Perch, Ryan Taylor, Gosling Obertan, Lovenkrands.

Even if the result goes against us I think this is definitely the way to go today, three points and the dream becomes that little bit more vivid.