Danny Guthrie Should Be Fit For Chelsea Game

Danny Guthrie’s comeback from his hamstring injury has not gone according to plan, but the hope is that he will be fit and ready to go for the Chelsea game.


Danny Guthrie – hoping to be fit for Chelsea game

Guthrie was not included in the squad to face Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side last Saturday, but with two weeks to go before the next game, at home to Chelsea, Danny should make the squad for that game.

Hughton said:

“He’s someone who’s been out for a fair period of time, and I just felt he needed a bit more training to get up to speed.”

“It’s alway very difficult, because if you don’t have the games, it’s very difficult to be at the same level as the others. We just felt he needed a little bit more.”

“The question, as always, with players who have been out for that period of time is when do you get them back involved, and how short of fitness they’re going to be.

“Sometimes you don’t know, but you have to make an assessment from what you see.”

Guthrie was injured way back on on January 20th, so it’s already been 9 weeks out, which is a long time for a hamstring injury.

Newcastle need all the players fit they can muster, because they can all do a job for Newcastle to keep the club in the Premier League.

For the Chelsea game it looks like only Joey Barton, Xisco  and Mark Viduka will not be fit. It looks like Xisco may also be injury prone, but let’s hope he’s not as bad as Viduka.

Mark’s started just one game for Newcastle this season, and what a waste of money he’s been, paying him £60K/week to keep the physios busy in the injury room.

Comments welcome.

Read Ed’s new report on the 3-1 home defeat against Arsenal last Saturday, in his News of The World Column.

18 comments so far

  • Matt

    Mar 23, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #1

    Get him in instead of Butt!

  • sahota

    Mar 23, 2009 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #2

    Anybody knows about Steven Taylor and Bassong. Will they be able to play our next game or atleast game against Stoke. I hope they can as without them I am not sure how we will cope at back. Atleast we need Bassong back.


    Mar 23, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #3

    what’s the deal with bassong and taylor? anyone know!!! if they’re out for the rest of the season we’re down 100%

  • hitman

    Mar 23, 2009 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #4

    we will find out today about taylor and bassong.

  • Wiser_than_wise

    Mar 23, 2009 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #5

    so what if guthrie is gonna come back hughton won’t be playing him,probably will put smith and ameobi in,

    about viduka is there a mathmetician in here who can calculate how much money we wasted with viduka’a wages? no-one can be that injury prone i think he is just faking it


    Mar 23, 2009 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #6

    thanks hitman, hope it’s not serious.

    How are we meant to win games if they’re out?

    I’d have to play :


  • Tel

    Mar 23, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #7

    Dukes will be back soon, the sun has been shining so his “injuries ” will clear up.

  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 23, 2009 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #8

    Its just one thing after another with the injuries.

    The defence is gonna have to be iron tight against Chelski.

    I would like to see Danny back – but Hughton wont drop Butt against a top 4 team.

  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 23, 2009 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #9

    Nolan seems convinced we will be ok – can I have a pint of his enthusiasm?


  • ObaMartins

    Mar 23, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #11

    Great news that Danny is back, at least he will run his socks off for US….

  • Pons Aelius

    Mar 23, 2009 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #12

    Guthrie was great for us earlier this season and has been a surprisingly big miss. His energy going forward will be essential.

  • Sav

    Mar 23, 2009 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #13

    Any news on Taylor and Bass?

  • Sav

    Mar 23, 2009 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #14

    Just read Taylor may be out 3 weeks, Bass will definitely miss Chelsea.


  • Sav

    Mar 23, 2009 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #15

    And we are trialling a 16 year old Slovak.

    Is that what they mean by a 5 year plan?

  • RyanToon

    Mar 23, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #16

    team for chelsea


    r.taylor coloccini beye enrique

    lovenkrands nolan guthrie jonas



    thats what id pick

  • chuck

    Mar 23, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #17

    R. Taylor, fit !
    Why am I not ecstatic ?

  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 24, 2009 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #18



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