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Ben Arfa & Ba To Take Game To Fulham

8 years ago

The very welcome return of Hatem Ben Arfa and Demba Ba passed fit to play are the headline news in Newcastle United’s starting line-up at Craven Cottage.

Our top two offensive players so far this season have been included in the following starting eleven;

Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Santon, Anita, Tiote, Jonas, Ben Arfa, Cisse, Ba

While on the bench we have;

Harper, Ferguson, Tavernier, Perch, Bigirimana, Marveaux, Shola

So the team that beat Wigan 3-0 has been further strengthened with the returning Ben Arfa for Marveaux, giving Newcastle the perfect platform to build on that result.

Great opportunity tonight and fingers crossed that this week’s walking wounded are all in a position to safely see themselves through the full ninety minutes.

The bench looks a little bit stronger than it has recently with Perch back from suspension and Shola fully fit now. One notable absentee from the reserve list is Sammy Ameobi who was dragged off at half time against Bordeaux and is no doubt one of the main younger players who Alan Pardew was talking about disappointing him when he had the opportunity in France.


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