Fans choice of Newcastle team v Arsenal – Interesting starting 11
Earlier today we asked you the question…Which 11 players would you pick in Newcastle team v Arsenal?
We put together a list of the 21 players who could potentially be selected at The Emirates.
Paul Dummett now available but both Jesus Gamez and Aleksandar Mitrovic out injured.
Jonjo Shelvey missing both this match and next Saturday at West Ham, following his red card against Everton.
Three players received 90% support or better and that hasn’t changed from what supporters thought ahead of Everton.
Lascelles (99%) the top pick, ahead of Merino (98%) and Gayle (90%).
After Karl Darlow (11%) was poor against Leicester, fans wanted Rob Elliot back in, now his vote has rocketed to 89% after Darlow’s blunder against Everton.
Shelvey’s absence makes Isaac Hayden (84%) an easy choice alongside Mikel Merino.
Whilst DeAndre Yedlin (84%) and Christian Atsu (82%) were arguably Newcastle’s biggest attacking threats on Wednesday and get decent support for Arsenal.
To play alongside Jamaal Lascelles, the Everton match has changed little. Ciaran Clark goes from 76% to 73% after not playing, whilst Florian Lejeune is on 33% from 315 after playing that 90 minutes.
Paul Dummett’s return to fitness sees supporters give him a vote of confidence, though with 63% it is still below two in every three seeing that as an automatic return to the side.
Making up the 11 is Chancel Mbemba, even though he only gets 45% of fans voting for him.
What is interesting is the severe lack of support in fans picking strikers, attack minded midfielders/wingers. With Mbemba an 11th choice I didn’t even try to do an image of how the team would look. As the 11 selected gives a goalkeeper, five defenders, two wingers, two central midfielders and a striker, which would make it a kind of 5-4-1…
Mohamed Diame drops from 2% before Everton to 1% for Arsenal!
Here is the percentage support for each player from the thousands of votes cast and in brackets the fan support/vote for the team selection v Everton on Wednesday:
99% (95%) Jamaal Lascelles
98% (91%) Mikel Merino
97% (90%) Dwight Gayle
89% (65%) Rob Elliot
86% (67%) Matt Ritchie
84% (35%) Isaac Hayden
84% (76%) DeAndre Yedlin
82% (77%) Christian Atsu
73% (76%) Ciaran Clark
63% Paul Dummett
45% (68%) Chancel Mbemba
37% (32%) Jacob Murphy
37% (31%) Rolando Aarons
35% (13% ) Ayoze Perez
33% (31%) Florian Lejeune
22% (15%) Joselu
17% (20%) Javier Manquillo
11% (35%) Karl Darlow
7% (4%) Henri Saivet
4% (8%) Massadio Haidara
1% (2%) Mohamed Diame
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