- Fri Dec 29 4:13 PM
The diagnosis is much worse than first feared when Chadli limped off during the defeat to Stoke on December 23. Alan Pardew admitted the development would affect his January plans.
- Thu Dec 28 8:57 AM
Stoke are in the midst of a defensive crisis ahead of Saturday's trip to reigning champions Chelsea, with Mark Hughes set to be missing three centre-backs.
|You're never quite sure until you work with somebody what they are like as characters but Jack has got every attribute,
I thought he was excellent,
Lambert said of Ndiaye's debut. He was on for 60-odd minutes and for a lad who had only come in on Friday and didn't know anyone's name as such, he fitted in brilliantly.
I never [had a view of the penalty],
said Lambert. I know that is the answer nearly everybody says, but I have not had a chance to look at it.
I think he's hungry that way to be involved,
Lambert said. When you get players who have played at that level, the ability is always there and I think he's got that in abundance.