Alan Pardew will be without Fab Coloccini, Loic Remy, Yoan Gouffran and Cheick Tiote for the game at Chelsea tomorrow, so the chances of Newcastle picking up anything out of the game at Stamford Bridge are remote at best.
Cheick Tiote - injured in training earlier this week
It seems that Newcastle will have a clear-out of players this summer, and bring players in to replace those who leave – something we failed to do last month.
And because of that, an awful lot of players will now be playing for their futures at Newcastle. through the end of the season.
This is what Alan told the Shields Gazette today:
“We’ve lost Cheick this week, which means we have no Coloccini, no Gouffran, no Papiss, probably no Cheick Tiote and no Cabaye, obviously,” “We’ve got some big players missing.”
“But between now and the summer we need to have a look at some players, and find out what they’re about. We need a reaction on the pitch in terms of a real purposeful performances.”
“The chances of winning there are slim – Mourinho’s never been beaten at home – but we need to show our fans we’ve got a bit of purpose and intelligence about what we’re doing.”
“That’s what we’re going to try to do. If we do that well, maybe we’ll get a result.”
It’s going to be very difficult to win tomorrow at Stamford Bridge and if we do win – it will be the first time any visiting team have beaten a Jose Mourinho side there in the league ever.
Newcastle have been breaking records this season, some good, some bad, with our first win since 1972 at Old Trafford and our first three defeats in a row to Sunderland since 1923.
There’s very little chance for Newcastle tomorrow, but we still need to see a good performance from the lads, and hopefully we’ll have at least Yoan back next Wednesday night against Tottenham, and we should have a better chance of getting something out of that game.
But we cannot afford to get another hammering tomorrow – not after what happened last Saturday.
What do you think?
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