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Abdoulaye Faye Fit For Chelsea

2:30 pm, Friday, May 2nd, 2008 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 9 Comments

Good news today as Kevin Keegan has indicated that Abdoulaye Faye is now back in training, after missing the game at West Ham last Saturday.

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Abdoulaye Faye - recovered from his groin problem

Faye had a slight groin problem which has now fully cleared up and presumably he will be back in the team to partner Steven Taylor in central defense for what should be a tough game for the lads.

The 6’2″ Senegalese mountain man missed last weekend’s 2-2 draw at West Ham because of a groin problem and 20 year-old David Edgar deputized. But it looked like Newcastle missed big Abdoulaye at the back, and they went 2-0 down in that game after just 23 minutes.

Having trained this week, the former Bolton center-back is now in the squad for Monday’s game against Chelsea, and it would be a surprise if he is not recalled to the starting line-up by Keegan.

Davbid Edgar had seven stitches put in a head wound following the game at Upton Park, and has been unable to train this week because of that injury.

Keegan said today:

“Abdoulaye nearly missed the game against Sunderland with a problem with his groin.” “He should be fine for this week. He trained yesterday, and he’s fine.”

“Young Edgar’s not trained yet because of the cut on his head, but he would probably be OK, and Claudio Cacapa’s OK as well. They’re the options I’ve got.”

We fully expect Faye back in the starting line-up for the difficult Chelsea game.

Comments welcome.



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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ToonKing // May 2, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    thank god he’s back…..

  • 2 ToonKing // May 2, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Ed my posts fail to appear once i submit them, this is happening for a few days now. fix it pls.

  • 3 Spyro // May 2, 2008 at 2:43 PM

    fantastic news

  • 4 Graeme // May 2, 2008 at 2:56 PM

    Good news then.

    Not sure Cacapa would be ready for this match – at least not if we are trying to win it!!

  • 5 Eric // May 2, 2008 at 3:19 PM

    Good. We are going to need him against Chelsea. We can beat Chelsea you know. They are neither superhuman nor champions yet. They cannot even brawl properly.

  • 6 Alex // May 2, 2008 at 3:20 PM

    The only thing cacapa should be ready for is the Taxi to take him to his next club.

  • 7 ChrisL // May 2, 2008 at 3:50 PM

    No mention of that ‘Diata’ fellow we’ve got in?

  • 8 Leo // May 2, 2008 at 6:26 PM

    yes it is fantastic faye is our best CB and im soo pleased that he is going to be fit

  • 9 Scott H11 // May 2, 2008 at 7:08 PM

    Agree Faye is our best CB, he was a miss against West Ham. I feel Cacapa will be out in summer and also Diatta if we get another CB or two. Taylor will be there no matter what and we will have good cover along the back four if and when Edgar gets his contract extended.




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