Norwich City (4-4-2): Ruddy, Whittaker, Bennett, Bassong, Olsson, Snodgrass, Fer, Johnson, Pilkington, Van Wolfswinkel, Hooper
Pilkington will return on the left wing as Jonas Gutierrez, on loan from Newcastle, will be unable to face his parent club. Ryan Bennett, scorer of the goal last week against Hull City, looks set to return in the center of defence while up front Ricky Van Wolfswinkel should continue his partnership with Gary Hooper up front.
Newcastle United (4-4-2): Krul, Santon, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Debuchy, Sissoko, Anita, Tiote’, Ben Arfa, Shola Ameobi, Remy
The big news coming into this fixture is Cabaye’s imminent departure to PSG, meaning he will not be taking any part in the game. This will cause a reshuffle in Pardew’s tactics, and could go with two up front with Shola Ameobi getting the nod to partner Loic Remy up front.
That's the Cabaye money gone. We spent it all on first class tickets for De Jong and a two night stay in the Hilton. #NUFC
— Paul Wright (@PaulWrighttt) January 28, 2014
Considering making my way to Dover and single handedly stopping Cabaye do anything stupid.
— Conor Murphy ✌ (@cjmurphy91) January 28, 2014
A classic game between the two sides from 1984.
Without Yohan Cabaye in the fray, the ‘Toon Army’ will be looking to Loic Remy to grab a goal or two and if results go their way, possibly leapfrog Manchester United into 7th.
Norwich City vs. Newcastle United: An Alternative Preview
Norwich have won three and lost none of the last four Barclays Premier League home matches against Newcastle (W3 D1 L0).
Newcastle United have drawn none of their 11 Barclays Premier League away games this season (W6 L5).
There have been just five goals scored in the last four Premier League meetings between the Canaries and the Magpies.
Yohan Cabaye has scored five goals in his last seven Premier League appearances, four of which have come away from home.
Newcastle have benefited from 29 goals from Frenchmen this season. The Premier League record is 53 by Arsenal in 2002-03.
Norwich have not won successive Premier League games since the final two games of 2012-13.
Norwich goals have been worth an average of 1.28 points per game this season, the third highest rate in the division.
The Canaries have scored fewer goals from inside the box than any other Premier League team this season (11).
Meanwhile Newcastle have taken the lowest proportion of shots from inside the box this season (45%).
Newcastle United have currently won 299 Barclays Premier League games.