When 7:30 pm rolls a round tomorrow night, Newcastle will have finished their second game in less than 48 hours, and a good result at Chelsea would be simply great, and Newcastle could have used as many as 25 players in those two games, which has put pressure on the still thin Newcastle squad early in the season.
Demba Ba - could be danger man tomorrow for Magpies
The squad is still thin but it’s looking stronger than it has for some time, although we are still hoping that one or possibly to new players will be signed before the transfer window ends a week today.
But Newcastle will have to get used to playing on Thursday’s and Sundays, which is not as bad as this week’s been, but they will need to concentrate on getting those Premier League points on the board, and can hardly use the previous European games as any excuse.
Bobby Robson used to challenge the side to win their Premier League games after playing in Europe in mid-week, and we could see that also coming as a challenge from Alan Pardew.
And that goes for tomorrow too, and it seems that Chelsea are wary of Newcastle, who won 2-0 in the same fixture last season, with two simply phenomenal goals from a certain Papiss Cisse, and we hope the Senegal striker will be in among the goals tomorrow, although he may not start if Shola Ameobi is fit.
Gary Cahill will not be taking Newcastle lightly, as the former Aston Villa and Bolton defender had this to say about the game:
“They are two great forwards.” “They were in great form last season and it looks like they have started that way again.” “It’s going to be tough for us against Newcastle.”
Shola Ameobi and Fabricio Coloccini - if fit – could come in for Papiss Cisse and James Perch tomorrow afternoon, so that Newcastle start 11 players who didn’t start in Greece, but we don’t know if Shola will make it, after injuring himself during the warm up last week at St. James’ Park.
Newcastle will hope to get at least a draw tomorrow afternoon, and keep their unbeaten run to the season going, and Chelsea could well see Demba Ba be the danger man tomorrow, and the Senegal striker has looked sharp in pre-season and scored a great goal against Spurs last Saturday, which was his first goal since early February.
We’ll take anything but a defeat tomorrow afternoon at Stamford Bridge, and a win would be phenomenal against a side that Roman Abramovich has now spent £1B on, since he took over in the summer of 1993.
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