Southampton v Newcastle: Three Changes
Written by Newcastle Utd
Newcastle United FC
Hatem Ben Arfa, Massadio Haidara and Rob Elliot all start for Newcastle away at Southampton
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
At St. Mary's Stadium
Alan Pardew has made three changes to his Newcastle United starting line-up as the Magpies travel to Southampton in the Barclays Premier League.
For Elliot, it is a first top flight appearance of the campaign, having been deployed twice in the cup competitions, while Haidara makes his first Premier League start of the season.
Ben Arfa starts a game for the first time in seven weeks.
United are expected to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, as they go in search of an eighth league away win of the campaign.
And that trio will be expected to provide the ammunition for Senegalese striker Papiss Cisse, who leads the line on his own.
Joining Dummett and de Jong on the substitutes' bench, there is a place for Davide Santon, who has been ruled out for the least few weeks by injury and illness.
Southampton (4-2-3-1): Artur Boruc; Calum Chambers, Dejan Lovren, Jose Fonte, Luke Shaw; James Ward-Prowse, Jack Cork; Steven Davis, Adam Lallana, Jay Rodriguez; Rickie Lambert
Substitutes: Paulo Gazzaniga, Jos Hooiveld, Harrison Reed, Morgan Schneiderlin, Gaston Ramires, Guly do Prado, Sam Gallagher
Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Massadio Haidara; Cheick Tiote, Vurnon Anita; Moussa Sissoko, Hatem Ben Arfa, Yoan Gouffran; Papiss Cisse
Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)