Michael Owen is expected to make his comeback from a thigh injury at Chelsea this afternoon.
Michael Owen – returns today at Chelsea – probably as a substitute
Thatâ€™s the good news from the Newcastle camp, and while we donâ€™t know if Michael will actually start the game, it has to be some good news for the Newcastle faithful.
Michael has been out since mid-November with a thigh strain he picked up while playing for England in a friendly against Austria. We would expect Michael to take his place on the substitutes’ bench and then be introduced sometime in the second half today, depending on the state of the game.
Sam Allardyce thinks, probably correctly so, that the situation at St Jamesâ€™ Park over the last week is not as bad as has been portrayed.Â And Sam and the team will no doubt be lifted by the return of one of Englandâ€™s best strikers.
Michael must be relived to be back and he knows he owes the club a number of goals, having started for the club only 21 times in his 28 months on Tyneside. It would be a nice time to start scoring goals this afternoon at Stamford Bridge. We hope he plays at some point this afternoon, and we hope he does well.