Although Fabricio Coloccini has started to do a little bit of training, but, the manager of Newcastle United, Alan Pardew, has hinted that he would not like to risk the Argentina international in the upcoming game versus Chelsea.
Chelsea is the strongest team in the league and thus, the game against them is going to have a lot of intensity. So, putting a player, who has just got his calf injury healed, in such a game is perhaps a bit risky. That’s what Pardew was trying to suggest while speaking to the press last evening.
In the words of Pardew, “Colo trained today which is obviously good news, but, at this point of time, I don’t have the idea if he is fit enough to be able to go into such a pressure match.”
Newcastle, however, will have Moussa Sissoko back for the Chelsea game. The playmaker had not travelled to Burney earlier this week because of being suspended.
The Chelsea fans would know Sissoko pretty well as a couple of seasons back; he had shaken the net twice versus the Blues. It was the first time that the Frenchman was featuring for the senior team of Newcastle and he had a dream debut.
When asked about the comeback of Sissoko, Pardew said, “It’s good that he is available again. He would definitely have learnt from his mistake. He is an intelligent, young man. He’s been the pick of the players for us thus far and he has always delivered versus Chelsea. I hope he does that again.”
“They (Chelsea) will definitely have a strategy for him. They would want not to let him make any impact, but, knowing Moussa, I can say he would find a way. He does not get panicked.”