Chelsea maintained their unbeaten record tonight with a rather easy 3-0 win over Tottenham at Stamford Bridge, with substitute Loic Remy getting a good opportunist goal just after he came on as a substitute for Didier Drogba in the second half, and Chelsea continue at the top of the league, having won eleven and drawn three of their 14 league games so far this season.
Nemanja Matic – suspended for Newcastle game with 5 yellow cards
Serbian International defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic picked up his 5th yellow card of the season early in the second half, and therefore will miss the game against Newcastle on Saturday, and it will be the first Premier League game this season he has not started for Chelsea.
And England International Tim Cahill suffered a concussion in the first half, and did not appear after the break, with 20 year-old former St Etienne youngster and Newcastle target Kurt Zuma deputizing in the second half.
So if Tim cannot make it, at least Chelsea will not be at their strongest, and it was interesting that Mourinho took Cesc Fabregas off after 75 minutes, so that he didn’t pick up a 5th yellow card.
Cesc will likely start at St, James Park on Saturday.
And the 3-0 defeat of Tottenham moves Newcastle into 9th place in the PL table, and ahead of Tottenham on goal difference.
Sunderland were 1-0 ahead – which is the score of the last four of the fixtures at the Stadium of Light with a lucky goal from Conor Wickham – as the ball ricocheted off him into the goal.
But four unanswered goals for City gave them an easy 4-1 win and they remain 6 points behind Chelsea and seem to be starting a surge in the last few games.
Hull City got a good point at Everton in their 1-1 draw – and go above Burnley, who drop back down to 3rd bottom.
It will be a difficult game for our lads at St. James’ Park on Saturday – but they already know that – and we hope to see Newcastle at or near their best in that game – and then you never know what may happen.
Certainly we have nothing to lose – with Chelsea expected to win.
Howay The Lads!!
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