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Nolan likely to miss Chelsea

nolanKevin Nolan is believed to have taken a knock in training and is a doubt for the clash against Chelsea on Boxing Day.

The report has been confirmed to ClaretandHugh by rtwo sources although details of the injury are unclear..
However with Mark Noble now reportedly fit, it would have been unlikely that Nolan would have started the game at Stamford Bridge.
Noble is understood to now be fully recovered from an Achilles in jury and was expected to return regardless of Nolan’s situation.
We were told: “Mark is fit and it seems that Nolan hobbled out of a training session yesterday.”
Likely line-up: Adrian, Jenkinson, Reid, Tomkins, Cresswell, Song, Downing, Noble, Kouyate, Carroll, Sakho

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11 comments on “Nolan likely to miss Chelsea

  1. And the Nolan haters rejoice !!

  2. Would love to see Amalfitaon have a go at Chelsea

  3. may be wrong Hugh but I very much doubt Tomkins will start – and maybe not even in the squad – hammy.

  4. I am NOT a Nolan hater and have no problem with him normally, but in view of his past record of being unavailable over the Christmas period I am disappointed to hear this.
    I don’t wish an injury on anyone, but in view of the past sincerely hope the injury is genuine.

  5. Nolan not playing at Christmas through injury? Now that is unusual as he normally gets banned by now!!

    Seriously, he will be gutted as he has only just got back into the starting line up. All the predictable anti Sam commentators will be crying crocodile tears as they spout off about as soon as he is fit he will be re-instated by the Manager, He had to wait for his chance last time though and if someone comes in and plays well, then he will be on the bench again.

    I see a point at the Bridge followed by 6 against le Arse and WBA to keep our unbeaten run going and my dreams of champions League at the Boleyn next season 🙂

  6. What a stroke of good fortune for Sam,now he doesn’t have to make a hard decision for him but a easy one for us,I hope with African cup getting nearer Valencia and Zarate get a run over the next 2 games. I have a much stronger feel than Peterrima and want 3 points on the 26th,I hope we approach each game now looking for 3 points because you only have to look at Sunderland to see that drawing games does not pay,I wish Kevin a goos Xmas he deserves it for all he has done for this club in the last 4 years and I am sure he will be back in Jan when we will need himCOY,

    • I really wanted to put 3 points for us at the bridge bubs, but I can’t see it. I love your optimism though and would love for you to prove me wrong!!!

  7. Nolan will surely be back soon anyway as he will replace Kouyate who will be at the African Nations Cup?

  8. Why is it every time Nolan is deemed not good enough by his dad the club make out he’s injured.he doesn’t play at Xmas,which is a bonus,but come on just admit it.if we have a full squad then he isn’t good enough.it also increases our chances of winning !

  9. I’m not a Nolan hater – I just feel he is too slow, limited and not up to our present standard!

    But he has the happy knack of being in the right place at the right time and I suppose that is a skill and the other players do seem to appreciate him – maybe I’m missing something?

    I was going to say that this proves that there must be a God but that would probably be a bit churlish!

  10. What with noble reportedly now fit the news that nolan has picked up a knock in training and will miss chelski is disappointing.

    Disappointing in that it will now be said that nolan was only dropped because of injury and not because noble is now fit again and as such is a definite starter.

    It just gives those people who don’t like BS ammunition.

    Instead of highlighting the fact because of the nature of the teams we are playing and the short time scale we have to play them in, a more tactical approach than normal is needed.

    Ie, a horses for courses approach of the best team to get the right points in the right game.

    Having said that I am feeling confident that we will go up against these teams and get something from them. I would settle for two draws but really believe we can get at least four!

    Finally, why does nolan have to come back when Kouyate and co are away on afcon duties? I think he will face very stiff competition from amilfitano for one. A player imo who has always done well when played and can count himself very unlucky he hasn’t had more game time. COYI!

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