Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Injury Crisis Is Worst I've Seen

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Injury Crisis Is Worst I've Seen

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Byline: By Bob Moncur

Hands up who thought Newcastle would go to Blackburn and come away with three points?

Well if your hand is raised, I take my hat off to your optimism.

The injury crisis is beyond belief now, with just eight outfield players to choose from for Chelsea.

I've never known anything like it in all my years in football as a player, manager, commentator or fan.

And now after Ewood Park this situation has worsened.

It now looks like Antoine Sibierski, Nobby Solano and Emre are all doubtful.

It doesn't give us too many options tomorrow at Stamford Bridge and you have to be the biggest optimist in football to expect us to get something out of the game.

Of course it could happen and if it does then it will have to be underlined as the performance of the season so far.

Chelsea is probably the hardest place to go in the Premiership at the moment but don't forget United went to Arsenal and picked up a 1-1 draw. …

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