Having not featured for the Magpies since the 3-0 FA Cup defeat to Chelsea in January, Chancel Mbemba’s future at Newcastle remains in doubt. His contract doesn’t expire for another two years but the powerful centre-back is someway down the pecking order, and could well be moved on if Rafa Benitez looks to boost his defensive ranks this summer.
But Mbemba has been a decent servant to the Tyneside club since arriving from Anderlecht in 2015, and if this does prove to be his last season at St. James’ Park he’d surely relish the chance to perform in front of the Toon faithful for one final time on Sunday.
Newcastle only really have pride to play for when they host Chelsea on the final day of the Premier League season this weekend, with a top half finish out of reach, so should Benitez hand Mbemba that opportunity?
Let us know whether you’d start the defender, who Transfermarkt value at £6.3million, against the former Premier League champions by voting below…
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