Newcastle Vs. Tottenham: Lineups

Tottenham and Newcastle begin their seasons in what on paper at least should be the best match of the day.

New Spurs boss Andre Vilas-Boas has rolled out lineup that is pretty much as expected. The only real surprise is William Gallas getting the start over Jan Verthongen or Michael Dawson. Jermain Defore starts alone up front, but he'll have a formidable attacking trip of midfielders behind him to assist.

Plenty of familiar faces in Alan Pardew's Newcastle lineup. If the Magpies want to duplicate last season's sucess they'll need another productive year from Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba up front.

Newcastle United lineup (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Davide Santon, James Perch, Steven Taylor, Danny Simpson; Jonas Gutierrez, Yoham Cabaye, Cheik Tiote, Hatem Ben Arfa; Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba

Tottenham Hotspur lineup (4-2-3-1): Brad Friedel; Benoit Assou-Ekotto, William Gallas, Younes Kaboul, Kyle Walker; Jake Livermore, Sandro; Gareth Bale, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Aaron Lennon; Jermain Defoe

We'll have live updates in our Premier League Week 1 StoryStream. You can read more about Spurs at Tottenham blog Cartilage Free Captain, and you can check out Newcastle blog Coming Home Newcastle for more on the Magpies.

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