Alan Pardew had some (more?) bad news to deliver at his press conference today for the Chelsea game, as it seems the best Fab Coloccini can do will be to make the Aston Villa game, which is three weeks on Sunday at St. James’ Park.
Fab Coloccini – could return against Aston Villa
That means Colo will have been out over seven weeks with the knee injury he picked up at West Brom, and had to leave the field just minutes after Mathieu Debuchy had been sent off.
And the news that Yoan Gouffran could make the game on Saturday is presumably not accurate, but he’s not far away and could return against Tottenham at home next Wednesday night.
And striker Papiss Cisse is still not fit, and this is what Alan said today about the Senegal International striker:
“Papiss has a little bit of a problem, and he’s still not ready.”
While our injuries have not been too bad this season, we have been hit recently with a number of them, and of course Remy’s three match suspension didn’t help either.
And there was also disappointing news today that Cheick Tiote is doubtful for the game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
What do you think?
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