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Chelsea v NEWCASTLE: Alan Pardew rules out using Cheik Tiote for final two games

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13 May 2011 13:20:50

Chelsea v NEWCASTLE: Alan Pardew rules out using Cheik Tiote for final two games

ShareNewcastle midfielder Cheik Tiote will not be risked against Chelsea on Sunday to prevent him starting the new season with a suspension. The Ivory Coast international is unlikely to figure in the final game against West Brom either after picking up his 14th booking last weekend, although manager Alan Pardew has admitted his is unlikely to use Alan Smith as a direct replacement following his return from a lengthy absence with an ankle ligament injury. Early ending: Newcastle boss Alan Pardew doesn't want Tiote (left) suspended for the new campaign Kevin Nolan (ankle) and Steve Harper (knee) are both out after surgery this week and join Mike Williamson (broken arm), Hatem Ben Arfa (double leg fracture), Stephen Ireland and Leon Best (both ankle), Danny Guthrie (shin) and Dan Gosling (knee) on the sidelines. Youngsters Sammy Ameobi - the younger brother of Shola - Kazenga LuaLua and Greg McDermott are included in the squad. Provisional squad: Krul, Soderberg, Simpson, Ferguson, Enrique, Coloccini, S. Taylor, R. Taylor, Barton, Gutierrez, Vuckic, Tavernier, Richardson, Lovenkrands, Shola Ameobi, Ranger, Kuqi, LuaLua, McDermott, Donaldson, Sammy Ameobi. CLICK HERE FOR THE WEEKEND TEAM NEWS IN THE BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE  Explore more:People: Kevin Nolan, Danny Guthrie, Hatem Ben Arfa, Leon Best Places: Newcastle


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