Dummett And Lejeune Likely To Miss These Three Games


It was a blow when we lost two of our back four on Sunday afternoon in the first half of the 2-0 defeat to Tottenham.

The positive thing was that Jamaal Lascelles and Chancel Mbemba came in and played well under difficult circumstances and we were especially pleased with Mbemba, who we assume Rafa will keep for the season.

This young player is still a good player in the making – especially under the tutelage of Rafa Benitez.

The good news is that with the International break coming at the end of August, both Lejeune and Dummett will likely miss only the three remaining games in August and could be fit to play again when we play on September 10th when the Premier League continues.

Florian Lejeune injured in first half against Spurs

Newcastle United have put out an update on the two injuries on their Twitter account and say it will be only a matter of weeks rather than months before the two players are fit again.

Hopefully, we will see both players back on September 10th with Dummett the more doubtful of the two with a hamstring strain.

Lejeune was making his debut after signing this summer from Eibar, and he looked accomplished and calm at the back, and this player could turn out to be a stellar signing for us – he seems to have everything necessary to be a success in England.

Here’s the schedule for Newcastle for the next few games.

Sun 20th August    Huddersfield Town vs Newcastle 1:30 
Wed 23rd August    Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest 17:45 - League Cup
Sat 26th August    Newcastle vs West Ham 15:00
Sun 10th September Swansea vs Newcastle 16:00
Sat 16th September Newcastle vs Stoke 15:00 

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15 comments so far

  • G

    Aug 15, 2017 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Amazing that 1 game into the season and in the lack of depth in the squad is telling already.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 15, 2017 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #2

    Should just go out and buy Rico Henry at lb.

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 15, 2017 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #3

    Thankfully they look like the games I would choose our injuries to be in if offered 😉

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  • G

    Aug 15, 2017 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #4

    I have a feeling that the next few games West Ham may respond like a wounded animal. Hope I am wrong.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 15, 2017 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #5

    G
    Don’t think our squad depth in defence is bad other than at lb.
    Lejuene is out but we still have lascelles, Clark, mbemba and even Hanley. Hayden can play there if required and we’ve got Findlay who I believe would be fine.
    We’re currently missing yedlin and dummett but have manquillo and gamez. I’m sure sterry is still here too. Don’t have a specialist lb though. Should have kept mbabu!

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  • hibbit

    Aug 15, 2017 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #6

    ronaldo aarons
    good shout mate a very good young player who will only get better , what value would you put on him ??

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 15, 2017 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #7

    Tsunki
    I’d rather they miss games against the top teams rather than these teams. These are the teams we’re actually competing with and need to beat.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 15, 2017 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #8

    Hibbit
    Well hull and Leeds are looking at him and the paper talk is Leeds are going to bid £3.5 million. Nothing really. Possible they would accept 5.

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  • G

    Aug 15, 2017 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #9

    RA, wonder if Rafa will be tempted to play Clark at left back? He played there for Villa a fair bit.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 15, 2017 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #10

    Though it appears that Hull have got a replacement in mind. The Mirror claims that they could compensate for Robertson’s departure by making a £3.5 million bid for Brentford flyer Rico Henry. The report adds that The Bees would demand £5 million at the very least but Hull want to test the waters with an initial approach.

    Paper talk I know but I wouldn’t imagine the price tag being far off.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 15, 2017 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #11

    G
    Maybe, he could do a few things. I think I would prefer to keep Clark at cb. Him and lascelles have a decent partnership. Possibly play either gamez or even move manquillo over so mbemba a can slot in at rb.

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 15, 2017 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #12

    Ronaldo I understand your logic but it’s a bit pessimistic even for me ha ha. I think these teams are beatable even with a depleted squad. Against the top teams we need to be at full strength because I think at season end it’s those teams that grind out a result against the big boys who will edge ahead of the bottom pack.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 15, 2017 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #13

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3129338/Stoke-s-latest-recruit-Joselu-gem-unearthed-Mark-Hughes.html

    Daily mail background on our new soon to be seasons top scorer. Mind this was when he signed for Stoke.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 15, 2017 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #14

    Tsunki
    Haha so I guess I’m being the negative one. I usually think more positively lol.
    Yeah actually get what you’re saying. For me, I’ve thought for teams promoted the points gained against the top teams are bonus points. Beat the teams around you then they can’t finish ahead of you.
    With it being early in the season too, it’s good to make a promising start. We started poorly last premier league season and never recovered.
    Get these wins then we’re not relying on points against the big teams.

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 15, 2017 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #15

    Leeds after Aarons ? – no way. He’s got talent and needs to be apart of the squad and play when Rafa feels he can have an impact.
    When the fixture list was announced it was felt that we had a reasonably easy start to the season and that the first five games were good opportunities to get some points on the table.
    We’ve perhaps dropped one due to the Spurs result but next up Huddersfield and West Ham we really need to be picking up six and another 4 from Swansea and Stoke to give us a minimum of 10 at that point. Just hope that the loss of Dummett, Shelvey and Lejeune doesn’t prove to be too damaging. However Joselu may proove his worth early on especially agains these expected lower/mid table teams.

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