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.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 15, 2017
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