Sissoko and Gouffran To Take Different Roles v Fulham
While January’s French revolution has undoubtedly improved the quality of both team and squad, against Fulham there could be a significant double change.
Gouffran and especially, Moussa Sissoko, have done well since arriving at St.James’ Park but I would argue their effectiveness has diluted over time.
To be honest it was an unbelievable bonus how quickly both they and the other new recruits settled, so I don’t see it as a major negative/surprise that their effectiveness has dimmed to a degree.
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I think a combination of the players Alan Pardew will have available and a need to freshen ideas/tactics up, will lead to a change in the way Sissoko and Gouffran (the 15/2 price on Gouffran first goal could look very good) are utilised against Fulham.
I predict that Gouffran will be moved into a more central position to play in and around Papiss Cisse, with Marveaux on the left and Jonas on the right.
I then expect to see Moussa Sissoko alongside Yohan Cabaye in midfield.
I think other clubs have taken note of how Newcastle play and now is the time to mix things up and re-energise the players and the system.
I think with Sissoko running from deep and the added threat of Gouffran in a more central position, Newcastle will give Fulham plenty to think about.
What do you think?
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