Newcastle must have an excellent chance of beating Chelsea at St. James’ Park on Saturday afternoon.
Andew Villas-Boas – under pressure at Chelsea
We watched the Chelsea-Liverpool game last night in the Carling Cup quarter finals, , and Liverpool were the better side and deservedly won 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.
And what was apparent was that when Liverpool went 2-0 up with goals from Rodriguez on 58 minutes and the impressive young Martin Kelly after 63 minutes, there wasn’t too much fight shown by the Chelsea side.
And Andy Carroll continues to have no luck in a Liverpool shirt, as he managed to miss a first half penalty and didn’t look too sharp at all, but former player Craig Bellamy had a very good game last night.
Craig set up both Liverpool goals, even though he was seen to be in tears during the one minute’s silence before the game, in honor of his Welsh manager and former team mate at Newcastle – Gary Speed – who passed away on Sunday.
And the Chelsea crowd were streaming out of Stamford Bridge well before the end of the game last night , and it remains to be seen how patient the Chelsea fans will be with their new young manager.
That was Cheslea’s 6th defeat under new boss Andre Villas-Boas, and he will need to turn things around rather quickly if he wants to keep his job, because Russian Billionaire owner Roman Abramovich is not known for his patience, if things are not going well at the London club.
And of course his good friend Guus Hiddink is again available after parting company with Turkey, after they failed to qualify for the European Championship finals next summer in Poland and the Ukraine.
Newcastle will have to watch for a rebound from Chelsea side on Saturday, and they have players like John Terry, Ashley Cole, Petr Chech and Didier Drogba back in the starting line-up, so it’s not going to be cake walk, and the first goal will be really important.
But it’s still a good time to meet Chelsea, especially when they will be on the road, and a win would keep Newcastle high up in the league table, even though the lads will have come through three successive games against top five teams.
The game is already a sell-out, and it seems a good time to register another win against the London side, like the lads did in the Carling Cup at Stamford Bridge just over a year ago.
And Newcastle have come a long way since then.
Howay the Lads!!