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.