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Fans choice of Newcastle team v Chelsea for FA Cup clash

1 year ago
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We asked you the question yesterday…Which 11 players would you pick in your Newcastle team v Chelsea?

We put together a list of the 25 players who could potentially be selected on Sunday afternoon at Stamford Bridge

Can Newcastle get through to the FA Cup fifth round for the first time since 2006?

With it being an FA Cup match, there is more of a spread of votes/support, with Newcastle fans acknowledging that Rafa Benitez may well rotate his squad ahead of Burnley in only three days time.

The top mark is only 73% whereas normally the most popular choices in Premier League games are 90%+.

Four of the six most popular choices make up the back four.

Jamaal Lascelles (73%) is the top choice, whilst alongside him Ciaran Clark (63%) is fifth highest. Chancel Mbemba just missing out on the team with 49% support.

Full-backs DeAndre Yedlin (72%) and Paul Dummett (63%) were also easy choices.

Goalkeeper was more divided, Rob Elliot (50%) sneaking into the side, with Karl Darlow (35%) and Freddie Woodman (15%).

Whilst Rafa Benitez doesn’t appear too sure about playing the pair together, fans have gone for both Merino (68%) and Shelvey (59%) in the middle of the pitch.

Aleksandar Mitrovic the choice up front, though only with 57% support.

In the fan selection there is no obvious second striker, though Christian Atsu did play behind the main striker when Newcastle won at Stoke. In that game, Matt Ritchie (54%) lined up on the left wing and Jacob Murphy (70%) on the right.

Here is the percentage support for each player from the thousands of votes cast:

73% Jamaal Lascelles

72% DeAndre Yedlin

70% Jacob Murphy

68% Mikel Merino

63% Ciaran Clark

63% Paul Dummett

59% Christian Atsu

59% Jonjo Shelvey

57% Aleksandar Mitrovic

54% Matt Ritchie

50% Rob Elliot

49% Chancel Mbemba

46% Ayoze Perez

42% Isaac Hayden

36% Dwight Gayle

35% Mohamed Diame

35% Karl Darlow

32%  Rolando Aarons

30% Florian Lejeune

29% Javier Manquillo

24% Henri Saivet

20% Joselu

15% Freddie Woodman

14%  Massadio Haidara

7% Jamie Sterry

Suggested formation of how this fans choice team could line up:

newcastle team v chelsea

Chelsea v Newcastle Match Betting:

Chelsea win 4/9Draw 7/2Newcastle win 6/1

NUFC win 2-0 50/1NUFC lead at half-time 11/2NUFC to score 2 or more goals 14/5

All Chelsea v Newcastle betting HERE

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