Mathieu Debuchy and Loic Remy will both miss the game at Fulham on Saturday, and that’s the surprise news just released by Newcastle, and it gets worse as Debuchy is out for four games with a groin strain, and Remy could be out for three games with a calf complaint.
Mathieu Debuchy – will miss next four games
This is what the Newcastle statement says:
“Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy will both miss Newcastle United’s trip to Fulham on Saturday through injury.”
“Thirteen-goal leading scorer Remy has a calf complaint, which could see him miss up to three matches, while full-back Debuchy is expected to miss the Magpies’ next four fixtures with a groin injury.”
“United travel to Craven Cottage looking to close the gap on the Barclays Premier League’s top seven, and will be attempting to do the double over Fulham, having beaten them 1-0 on Tyneside back in August.”
It’s interesting these two players were both fit when they played for France in their 2-0 win over Holland eight days ago in Paris.
And it seems that’s where they picked up these injuries, but there’s no doubt this is a very severe blow to the Newcastle side – because they are two of our very best players.
We would expect Davide Santon to come in for Debuchy at right back, and Papiss Cisse to come in for Remy as the main striker, with Luuk de Jong supporting Papiss up front.
Who’s going to score the goals with Remy missing?