Newcastle United will head to the Parc des Princes on Tuesday night for the UEFA Champions League clash. Both squads are coming into the contest with confidence.
The Magpies defeated Chelsea FC 4-1. Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain secured a 5-2 victory over AS Monaco. Nonetheless, some bad news for the Premier League side could tilt the scale in PSG’s favor.
After Newcastle’s win over Chelsea, manager Eddie Howe shared the injury status involving two players (h/t Culture PSG). Barely back from several months of absence, midfielder Joe Willock was injured again in training on the eve of the game against Chelsea.
Furthermore, Sean Longstaff, who scored in the first leg against PSG, has yet to recover from his injury.
While his ankle problems were supposed to disappear during the break, the midfielder was still not fit this Saturday, and Howe announced in a post-match press conference that Longstaff “probably won’t be fit” for the match in Paris.
This double absence of Willock and Longstaff led to the start of the very young Lewis Miley against Chelsea. It will be interesting to see what starting 11 Howe will go with.