[dropcap_red]W[/dropcap_red]ith Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal into the last 16 of the Champions League, we stumbled upon another top article from A Cultured Left Foot. He looks at the present state of the defence, the absence of Chambers in our match against Newcastle and the possibility of our progression in the competition.
“Ahead of the Newcastle match, the sensationalist aspect of the media has noted that Calum Chambers suspension means that Mertesacker is the only recognised centre back who is definitely fit to face the barcodes. It’s a cue, you are already thinking, for criticism of the manager for the failure to invest in a central defender in the summer. That you are thinking that way means I don’t have to say it…”