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Injury Concerns For Newcastle At Chelsea

10:33 am, Monday, April 30th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

News today that both Danny Simpson and Yohan Cabaye are doubts for Newcastle’s trip to Chelsea on Wednesday.

Yohan Cabaye – injury doubt for Chelsea

Both suffered knocks on Saturday at Wigan, and with the game with Chelsea being so close, it may be that they will not make the game.

And Alan Pardew has to also remember we have a game on Sunday at home to Manchester City, and he may have to use some of his squad players in those two games.

Simpson has started every game for Newcastle this season, and that seems odd when you think he could end up leaving in the summer, if he doesn’t pen that new contract.

Danny was replaced by James Perch in the second half at Wigan, and either Perchinho or Ryan Taylor could come in for Simpson at right back.

Danny was seen with ice on his leg injury after the game, and Alan Pardew talked about the injury concerns to the local press this morning:

“We have a couple of little knocks.” “Danny Simpson and Yohan Cabaye have knocks but I think they’ll be OK.”

That’s good news about both players, but even if both are fit, Pardew may want to change the side that has stared on Saturday.

We have some very decent players waiting for their chance, including Ryan Taylor and Perch, and it seems that Frenchman Sylvain Marveaux and Gabriel Obertan will both  be in the squad for the London game.

Obertan has recovered from his ankle injury,  and Marveaux has had a tough first season on Tyneside with injuries, and hasn’t played since last November, when he was injured in Newcastle’s 2-1 win at home to Everton.

Sylvain suffered a recurrence of  the  groin injury which dogged him in his last season at Rennes, and he had surgery at the world famous Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado in November.

We expect both Frenchmen to make some substitute appearances,  over the last three games of this very successful season for the Magpies.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Danny Simpson · Gabriel Obertan · Injuries · Newcastle News · Ryan Taylor · Sylvain Marveaux



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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Apr 30, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Hmmm. Does Obertan come in from the cold for this one?

  • 2 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Apr 30, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    hope they will be fit for next 3 games

  • 3 GeordieToon89 // Apr 30, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    A dont think Ober or Marv will be involved until sunday at home to city

  • 4 Owldman // Apr 30, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Cabye looked out of sorts on Saturday & i think Simmo has been carrying an injury for a while.

  • 5 GeordieToon89 // Apr 30, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    ————–Krul
    Simpson-Willo-Colo-Santon
    ———-Tiote-Perch
    ————Cabaye
    Ben Arfa—Cisse—Baaaaa

    A would play perch in this one as hes better in a tackle than jonas which will also go a long way to stopping Mata control the midfield so Perch and Tiote can get in and close down early to stop the through balls and shots

  • 6 Solaidback // Apr 30, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Put Santon at RB & Bring Pershino in at LB imo… Is Gutherie still out injured, if not he can replace Cabaye in CM… sp whats the problem????

  • 7 check the toastie // Apr 30, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Cabaye wud be a big miss.

  • 8 check the toastie // Apr 30, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Perch is not a midfielder, his only use in midfield is to put him there to close games out, start him and you are bringing pressure onto your back 4.

  • 9 stunna // Apr 30, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    Doesn’t sound too serious, but regardless, I wish Pardew had subbed off some key players earlier on Saturday. The match was over way before he removed HBA around 75′ and Cabaye & Simmo after 80′. I expected him to remove HBA, Cabaye & Tiote around 60-70′.

  • 10 Charlietoon // Apr 30, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    I’ve heard that many people say that Santon likes it on the right so I would start him him there. If we have Cabaye out as well I think we should look at a change of formation (providing it is something Pards thinks is both tactically strong and the players can cope with).

    ………………………Krul
    ………….Willo…..Collo…….Perch
    Santon…………………………………Rtayls
    …………..HBA….Tiote…..Jonas
    ……………..Cisse………..BA
    .

  • 11 jlarsen // May 1, 2012 at 2:44 AM

    _______________Krul_________________
    R.Taylor__Williamson__ Coloccini__Santon
    ________Tiote__________Perch_________
    ______________Cabaye_______________
    ____Ben Arfa____________Jonas________
    _______________Cissé________________

    Ba should come off the bench

  • 12 nufc_123 // May 1, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    If Cabaye isn’t fit I can see us playing: –
    Krul
    Simpson Colo Willo Santon
    Tiote Jonas
    BenArfa Ba Best
    Cisse
    Although if he is fit Id like to see the same team as we played against Wigan

  • 13 obatoyou // May 1, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    do you think we will beat chelsea
    liverpool lost again, poor buggers




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