Alan Pardew is likely to leave long-serving Shola Ameobi – who came in for Ba against Everton at short notice – out of his starting XI at the Amex Stadium.
Alan Pardew: “I thought Shola was terrific.
“He wasn’t in the starting line-up when we did the team, but he came in, and I was proud of him.
“Whether he can play two games in four days...that’s a risk for him. I thinking about resting him.”