Tiote Will Be Back For Big Chelsea Game In Two Weeks

Cheick Tiote is a competitive player who has been outstanding for Newcastle, since he joined the Magpies from Dutch club FC Twente last summer.

Cheick Tiote – in action against Fulham on Saturday

The  Ivorian has fitted so well into the Newcastle side, and has played well right form the start when he made a wonderful debut against Everton.

In that first half we suspect Newcastle fans couldn’t quite believe  just what a terrific performance they were seeing in that first half  from their new midfielder – what  a player this lad promises to be for Newcastle United over the years.

Cheick will be a big loss next Saturday at Bolton as Newcastle manager Chris Hughton talked about his Ivory Coast International:

“Tioté is a competitive player, he would have had a long way to go to get to that deadline where the fifth booking doesn’t count (what doe he mean by that?).”

“We have to work around it. It was inevitable. We miss him next week and we just have to get the benefits of it because he is a big loss.”

But it turns out that Cheick Tioté is has been included in the Ivory Coast squad for the Wednesday’s friendly against Poland in Chorzow, so at least he will keep in match fitness.

Newcastle’s next game after Bolton is Chelsea at home a week come Sunday and after watching Sunderland demolish Chelsea at home 3-0 yesterday afternoon, we have to think we are in with a chance for some points in that game.

That’s especially true if Chelsea continue to show the complete and utter lack of fight and grit that was on display against Sunderland, who out-played and out-fought the London side.

It’s not very often in the Premier League that a team seems to give up on a game – but that’s what happened with Chelsea yesterday – and this side is top of the Premier League?

We wonder if Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti, who held a closed door dressing room meeting with his players after the game, got the whip out to his players?

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • Toonkistan

    Nov 15, 2010 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #1

    He has been a big player this season and thats an understatement however he have to understand he cant dwell with the ball in his own penalty box or EPL team will punish him…but thats a learning curve for him unfortunately it turned out to be 3 pts against us 😛
    Teams playing good passing football but dont have that cutting edge and without barton the route1’s gone too…however the shape looks good and everyone’s playing for the shirt.. so thats kudos to CH

    however i am still not convinced with his substitution timings

    have faith in loverboy

  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 15, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #2

    They will be without Lampard and Essein and we will be without Barton. unless someone else gets sent of. i feel it would be 50 – 50 game. we can win that game.

  • G

    Nov 15, 2010 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #3

    If the Mackems can beat Chelsea, then so can we… unfortunately their manager is no mug, he will have learned from the Mackems result, and will not allow their team to collapse like that again… which is a shame. Still, if we can be the Arse away under our own merits, I fancy us to give anybody a game, regardless of how much they cost.

  • Sav

    Nov 15, 2010 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #4

    Give Carroll as well as Shola a rest on Saturday. Playing up front on his own is asking a lot of Carroll with a groin problem. And especially without Joey Barton supplying crosses, there’s less advantage to playing Carroll.
    Instead draft in Campbell and maybe STaylor and put it up to Bolton to break us down.
    One point will be a good point on this occasion and With Ranger up front a good chance for him to impress on the counter-attack.

  • Sav

    Nov 15, 2010 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #5

    Have to say it – it was a great win for the unwashed at Chelsea making the race for NE’s top team something worth fighting for instead of the undignified spectacle of ‘2 baldies fighting over a comb,’ at the wrong end of the table. HTL!

  • Sav

    Nov 15, 2010 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #6

    Ryan Taylor is out as well. The gremlins are alive and well at SJP.

  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 15, 2010 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #7

    i Must say The Game is at Sunday 1.30 GMT.
    3 wins out of 4, against villa, mackems and arsenal and i loss against Man city. Might be a lucky kick off time. 🙂

  • shearermania

    Nov 15, 2010 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #8

    there are 3 teams in the league that plays awful ugly disgusting longball hoof style route one football:
    Blackburn: very negative
    Stoke: bullying but very effective
    Newcastle: the jury still out –

    but it aint pretty
    and its frustating when bloggers comment (especially Ed) about how negative long ball other teams are playing when we are exact the same.

  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 15, 2010 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #9

    You have to be kidding Me did u watch us against arsenal. we kept posession.

  • shearermania

    Nov 15, 2010 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #10

    on a positive note……the amount of chances loverpants got (i counted 5) shame he didnt converted any….he really has an eye for getting in the right areas – shame he dosnt have nolans finishing though….but needs to be in the team

  • shearermania

    Nov 15, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #11

    we kept posession in our ow half……
    but especially at home….long balls to carroll. its sooo predictable, boring and frustating to watch.
    hopefully we can play better against bolton who is playing very well and not hoofball as they did under the future real madrid mannager…
    im worried about our set pieces with out carroll…who is going to stop davies?

  • cupiddstunt

    Nov 15, 2010 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Shearermania I find it a little interesting that you deplore longball yet you choose to use Shearer in your name and your namesake thrived on it.

    I couldn’t even begin to imagine the number of times I heard a football commentator say the words “and another long ball up to Shearer” half of Allans game was holding up a longball waiting for the rest of the team to come up and develop play.

  • max

    Nov 15, 2010 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #13

    maybe smith can play as tiote is out


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