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Fans choice of Newcastle team v Chelsea on Sunday

7 months ago
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We asked fans the question, which 11 players would you pick in your Newcastle team v Chelsea?

We put together a list of the 21 players who could potentially be selected for this 4pm Sunday afternoon kick-off.

Newcastle not having lost at home to Chelsea since 2011.

This time Rafa Benitez is without:

Isaac Hayden suspended.

Kenedy ineligible.

Florian Lejeune injured.

Some very strong choices, Martin Dubravka (97%), Jamaal Lascelles (99%), and Paul Dummett (94%) all seen as automatic selections. Whilst the (expected to return) DeAndre Yedlin (83%) is also seen as a no-brainer.

However, in the absence of Florian Lejeune, no decisive choice to partner Lascelles.

Ciaran Clark (52%) getting the support of just over half the voting fans to start, whilst Fernandez has 37% support and Schar 23% to be in the team.

As per last week Salomon Rondon (98%) is the overwhelming choice to start, Joselu a feeble 3% support to be in the team.

Yoshinori Muto (73%) is also a strong choice, with Ayoze Perez getting 42% and Ki Sung-Yueng havingĀ  43% backing to get a game.

With Kenedy ineligible, Jacob Murphy (44%) just sneaks in as 11th choice, though with less than half the fans voting for him, a less than overwhelming choice.

So this is the fans choice team:

newcastle team v chelsea

Here is the percentage (rounded up or down to nearest whole number) support for each Newcastle player from the thousands of votes cast:

99% Jamaal Lascelles

99% Matt Ritchie

99% Jonjo Shelvey

98% Salomon Rondon

97% Martin Dubravka

94% Paul Dummett

83% DeAndre Yedlin

73% Yoshinori Muto

73% Mohamed Diame

52% Ciaran Clark

44% Jacob Murphy

43% Ki Sung-yueng

42% Ayoze Perez

37% Federic Fernandez

29% Christian Atsu

23% Fabian Schar

9% Jamie Sterry

4% Rob Elliott

3% Javier Manquillo

3% Joselu

1% Karl Darlow

Newcastle v Chelsea Match Betting:

NUFC win 19/4Draw 3/1Chelsea win 13/20

NUFC win 3-0 110/1Rondon to score last goals 19/2At least 3 match goals in first half 6/1

All Newcastle v Chelsea betting HERE

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