Alan Pardew has said during his news conference today for the Chelsea game, that he has to see whether captain Fab Coloccini is fit enough to play on Saturday, and he also said that Newcastle need to threaten a Chelsea side who look terrific.
Alan Pardew – we need to threaten Chelsea
Chelsea certainly took apart a Tottenham side at Stanford Bridge last night, but the Spurs defense did not play well, and they made mistakes that were responsible for at least two of the goals in the 3-0 home win by the league leaders.
Pardew doesn’t know whether captain Fabricio Coloccini will be fit enough to start the game for Newcastle on Saturday:
“Fabricio Coloccini has been training today but whether he has the fitness levels to play in this game, I don’t know.”
“Mentally we are in a strong position and our confidence is high.” “We have good spirit and are learning lessons along the way.” “We need to threaten Chelsea because they look terrific.”
“They are a great team who are strong and organised.” “Somewhere along the line Chelsea will slip up, and hopefully we can exploit any weaknesses they have.”
Colo has been out since the West Brom game back on 9th November, so that’s four weeks come Saturday, so we suppose Fabricio could still lead out Newcastle on Saturday afternoon in the early kick-off game.
Newcastle could well need Coloccini’s experience for the game against the in-form Premier League leaders, who are still unbeaten in the league this season and in 14 games have only dropped 6 points.
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