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Newcastle United news: McClaren's Chelsea dilemma, ex-star's 'Hatem bomb'

Hatem Ben Arfa
Hatem Ben Arfa

Steve McClaren is pondering whether to change a winning Newcastle United team.

The club's head coach is mulling over his options for Saturday's game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

And McClaren has a decision to make at the back after one player returned to training this week.

Read about his defensive dilemma here.

Meanwhile, former Newcastle forward Hatem Ben Arfa has given a candid interview about his enforced sabbatical from the game.

Ben Arfa is now flourishing at Nice a year after he left United.

You can also read writer Miles Starforth's take on Ben Arfa's return to form, written back in October on the fifth anniversary of tackled that almost ended his career, here.