It’s a question a lot of Newcastle fans have – why has Rafa hardly used Chancel Mbemba since he arrived at the club over two years ago.
There was talk that Chancel did not always carry out the manager’s instructions but when Chancel fille din at left-back Paul Dummett early this season he looked a good player.
In fact every time he’s come in for Newcastle he has played well and he was a star player in our relegation season.
And Chancel loves the club and we’re sure he would love to stay, but with so little playing time it’s probably best for him to leave this summer.
Chancel Mbemba – against Tottenham last August after coming on for the injured Dummett
Our on-loan goalkeeper at Anderlecht Matz Sels has been interviewed in SportFoot today and he’s another one who cannot understand why Chancel doesn’t play much:
“For me, he’s one of the best defenders at Newcastle United.” “Why does he play so little?”
“I don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes.”
Rafa will be letting some other good players such as Matz Sels himself, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Jack Colback, Achraf Lazaar, Henri Saivet, and Rolando Aarons leave the club this summer.
We may never know why Rafa doesn’t rate Chancel – who is a favorite with Newcastle fans because of his good play and the fact he just loves Newcastle.
But that’s Rafa – he knows the players he wants to keep at the club.
We are not going to argue with him.
What do you think?