Who do you think will be in the Newcastle team v Aston Villa at St. James’ Park tomorrow?

Against Manchester City, John Carver only went with one negative change to his team, bringing in Vurnon Anita for the injured Remy Cabella.

Tomorrow: Siem de Jong, Rob Elliot, Jack Colback, Rolando Aarons, Facundo Ferreyra, Paul Dummett, Steven Taylor, Cheick Tiote and Rob Elliot are all expected to be missing, whether through injury, suspension or in the cases of Aarons and Ferreyra, who knows?

So I predict the line-up below, though this is what I think John Carver will select and not my own first eleven.

newcastle team v aston villa

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  • Wood1969

    there’s no way I can find a place for our friend Gouffran, but have to use Obertan!!!

  • Seventy2

    A defensive midfield three to provide security across the width of the pitch, with Sissoko linking with two forwards that can exploit any available space in the middle or on the wings. The forwards could easily also be Riviere and/or Perez.

    This is the shape that we should be playing in most of our matches (with Siem behind the forwards) and unfortunately was not used in the last match, but against Villa it can be easily established and bedded in for the more difficult games ahead.

  • Rollyp

    As Graham, but Raylor for Goufran.

  • Stonesy

    Although totally disillusioned and almost deadened to the humiliation this regime seem hell bent on putting us through, I look at these slightly different versions of an appalling team with no backbone or leadership and it feels like I’m intruding on a group of people discussing the finer details of a suicide pact. I’ll say the unthinkable (might have done that already!) – I’d take a draw, to maintain the gap.

  • nufcslf

    Nicely set up for another home defeat and 50,000 sheep that would be sadly better of going shopping with the wife and or significant other until fatty is no more.

  • Jarra MIck

    Seventy anyone who picks Anita obviously has a complete lack of understanding about what makes a modern footballer.