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'Absolute class', 'Brilliant' - Many Newcastle fans drool over 'Tremendous' player v Chelsea

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Florian Lejeune has had a tough time of things over the past six months or so, with the Newcastle centre-back suffering a serious knee injury in pre-season which put him out of action for the first half of the campaign. The 27-year-old has now managed to recover from his injury and get himself back into contention for Rafa Benitez, who handed him his first start of the season in a 2-1 loss against Chelsea on Saturday. Lejeune could have been forgiven for missing a beat upon his return after so long out of action, but the Frenchman was straight back to his sublime best at Stamford Bridge. Lejeune slotted in seamlessly alongside last season’s partner Jamaal Lascelles and Ciaran Clark in a back three, and looked instantly comfortable against a dangerous Chelsea attack. Having a player of his quality become available at this point in the season is a big boost for the Magpies, with the reaction of fans below proving the value of his return to action. 

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