Fans choice of Newcastle team v Chelsea on Sunday
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.
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 having 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:
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
1% Karl Darlow
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