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Newcastle Vs. Aston Villa: Lineups And Open Match Thread

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ASTON VILLA

OVERALL: 0-0-2, -3 GD

POSITION: 20th. Don't freak out.

LAST 5: LL - - -

STARTING XI: Brad Guzan, Matthew Lowton, Ciaran Clark, Ron Vlaar, Eric Lichaj, Brett Holman, Karim El Ahmadi, Barry Bannan, Stephen Ireland, Darren Bent, Andi Weimman

SUBS: Shay Given, Charles N'Zogbia, Jordan Bowery, Chris Herd, Nathan Baker, Graham Burke, Derrick Williams, Gabby Agbonlahor


NEWCASTLE

OVERALL: 1-1-0, -1 GD

POSITION: 11th

LAST 5: WL- - -

STARTING XI: Tim Krul, Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Davide Santon, Danny Simpson, Yohan Cabaye, Vurnon Anita, Jonas Gutierrez, Hatem Ben Arfa, Demba Ba, Pappa Cisse

SUBS: Steve Harper, Michael Williamson, Danny Gosling, Gale Birgimania, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, Romain Amalfitano


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So no matter what happens, we're all agreeing not to panic. Right?

Right. Good.

Uh....who is Derrick Williams?

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

  • Yohan Cabaye. Villa weren't especially good at closing down Everton's midfielders, and that could be deadly with Cabaye pulling the strings.
  • Vurnon Anita. I'm a big fan of the kid and thought he was great at Ajax, but he had a rough day against Chelsea. If he's exposed, maybe Villa can get something going down the right.
  • Remember how Pienaar scored that goal three minutes in because no one closed him down at the edge of the box? Yeah, can't let anything like that happen against this team.
  • Lambert switched up the tactics against Everton; does he go with yet another new approach?