BBC pundit and former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has questioned Rafa Benitez’s choice to depart out Jonjo Shelvey from the Magpies’ final two beginning XI’s.
Having been a daily function within the Newcastle aspect this season with 12 appearances to date, the 25-year-old was not noted through the 2-2 draw with West Brom, and once more throughout their journey to Stamford Bridge on the weekend.
Talking on BBC Radio 5 Live on December third, Danny Murphy spoke of his confusion surrounding Shelvey’s omission from the squad, and believes the longer Benitez retains him out of the aspect, the extra annoyed he’ll change into.
I simply love Jonjo Shelvey. Xabi Alonso’s thoughts in Lee Cattermole’s physique.
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“It gained’t be lengthy earlier than Jonjo Shelvey will get the hump. If he can’t get on this Newcastle staff, I’m watching completely different soccer. I actually am.
“Have you ever acquired sufficient match winners within the aspect for Newcastle? You’ve acquired one on the bench.”
Earlier within the season Shelvey was stored out of the beginning eleven for a number of video games after stamping on Dele Alli on the opening day. Though the previous has proven the midfielder to be a extremely controversial determine, Rafa Benitez has all the time proven religion within the him.
It stays to be seen whether or not it’s right down to angle or just underperforming; though if Newcastle’s latest matches are something to go by, Shelvey’s composure on the ball is urgently wanted.
Newcaslte host Leicester Metropolis on Saturday night, with the house aspect seeking to bounce again after final weekend’s defeat to Chelsea.