Mike Williamson was injured, or so Alan Pardew says, and we all know Pards is prone to bullshit to protect his players.
Injured or dropped ... who knows, who cares ... the fact is they are both fit this weekend and the manager has to decide between the two.
And the defender helped the club record its first league win of the campaign.
Worth his place?
Steven Taylor (talking to the Chronicle): “We need those three points at White Hart Lane.
“I’ve worked hard in training and done the extra stuff that I’ve needed to do.
“I’m keeping my fitness up. I came through it. I played 120 minutes against Crystal Palace and 90 minutes against Gillingham in the cup.
“But Premier League games are completely different.
“I got that buzz back. I’ve got a love for the game, and just want to play.”
Tell us on our message board ... who you you go for ... Taylor or Williamson?