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Newcastle v Chelsea Starting 11 – As Chosen By The Fans

8 years ago

When United were doing well and had few injuries/suspensions the line up was generally predictable but choosing a Newcastle v Chelsea starting 11 is a different matter.

With the small squad down to the bare bones despite only a handful of players missing, we asked the fans to choose who would be in their starting eleven.

The results were more than interesting.

This is the first 11 according to the votes.

Stand out features for me are the massive wish to risk a start for De Jong (93%) as opposed to Shola (35%), with the other main attacking threat Ben Arfa (96%).

Steven Taylor (33%) is certainly not flavour of the month with Mapou (84%) preferred by a massive  majority.

In fact seven of the team get an overwhelming 93% minimum approval and so with Mapou that only leaves three spaces.

Santon’s recent form sees him drop to 59% but fans choose him to continue and both Marveaux (62%) & Haidara (53%) getting the nod to come in, with precious few alternatives.

While it would be an interesting formation to accommodate those eleven players, the Ameobis aren’t seen as deserving of a place today, though what Alan Pardew thinks is likely to be another matter.

Fans’ first eleven;

99% Krul
98% Debuchy
94% Williamson
84% Mapou
59% Santon
53% Haidara
96% Anita
99% Sissoko
62% Marveaux
96% Ben Arfa
93% De Jong

Those missing out;

45% Sammy Ameobi
35% Shola
33% Taylor
19% Armstrong
17% Gosling
12% Dummett
 4% Obertan
 1% Elliot

Betting – NUFC Win 14/1 – 0-0 Final Score 16/1 – Any Goalkeeper To Get Highest Rating 20/1

To view all Chelsea v Newcastle betting click HERE (Prices can fluctuate up and down)


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