Though the Newcastle United fans in the Transfer Tavern are realistic enough to realise a defeat away at Chelsea isn’t the end of the world, one performance in particular worried our resident Geordies.
Indeed, the punters propping up our bar were disappointed with Chancel Mbemba and believe the end could be in sight for the defender. Though the former Anderlecht man is a popular figure amongst our punters clad in black and white, the manner in which he was so easily beaten by Alvaro Morata for the Blues’ second goal seriously annoyed some of them.
To be fair, the Congolese was operating in a fairly unfamiliar left-back role, though he’s never really seemed to enjoy the trust of Rafa Benitez, largely being on the periphery of his Magpies side. With that in mind, considering his performance and the likely return to fitness of Paul Dummett soon, we’re asking our Newcastle-mad readers a difficult question.
With the January transfer window coming up, Dummett’s return and his overall form, is this the end for Chancel Mbemba on Tyneside?
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