Alan Pardew is relishing his side meeting Man City, Man United and Chelsea in the next three Premier League games.
Alan Pardew – happy with 3 points from three tough games
The game after the Chelsea fixture is not too easy either, as the lads travel to Norwich City, and the Canaries have been doing quite well in the Premier League this season, under top manager Paul Lambert, who got them promoted both of the last two seasons.
Norwich are in 9th place right now with 13 points from their 11 league games.
Alan Pardew has come out today, and said he would take three points right now, from the next 3 games:
“If someone offered me three points from these three games I’d take it,”
“Will I get three draws? I can’t see me getting three draws against these three, so I need to win one.”
“And I might want to win two? That would be a good philosophy of how I’m going into the games.”
The best chance Newcastle have is to beat Chelsea at home in two weeks time, when we expect a sell-out crowd at St. James’ Park, and it would be great if we can get one win in the next three games.
The hardest fixture is probably today at the Etihad Stadium, because Man City are the team in form and crushed Manchester United 6-1 at Old Trafford a few weeks back – so you see what we mean.
The game at Manchester United next Saturday is a game that Newcastle can get something out of, because the Red Devils have not been in particularly good form recently, and their defense can be creaky.
If we can beat Chelsea at home and we get nothing out of our two trips top the two Manchester clubs we’d be very happy.
But then we’d need to start picking up those point again in the remaining games pf the year – which are at Norwich, at home to Swansea and WBA and away at Bolton and Liverpool in that order.
It will be important that Newcastle are still high up in the league when the transfer window starts, so they can attract new top players to Tyneside, and improve their squad even further.
And if the news is to be believed, Newcastle could bring in three new players in January.