We expect Papiss Cisse to start the game against Premier League leaders Chelsea tomorrow – and that will be the first time he has started since the game at Tottenham on 1st November.
Papiss Cisse – I need top score a lot of goals
Chelsea looked in formidable form on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday and Alan Pardew was at the game, but they were held to a 0-0 at Sunderland last weekend – the first time they hadn’t scored in a game this season.
Papiss scored a nice opportunist goal from a Daryl Janmaat cross early in the second half at Turf Moor on Tuesday night – had this to say in the Shields Gazette today:
“Maybe Newcastle will beat them on Saturday!” “All the players know this team is the big one this year.” “If you play this team, you need to be clear in your head about your job.”
“You need to play well, and maybe you win the game.” “It’s a big game. We need to be ready, because Chelsea will give us a very hard game.”
“I know the players will be ready for this game.” “All the time I like to score goals – a lot of goals – but it’s a little bit hard for me at the moment.”
“I try my best to do well and work hard.” “I just need to be myself. I believe in myself. I need to score a lot of goals.”
Cisse usually does well against Chelsea, and he scored two goals against them in 2012, when he was in sensational form after arriving in January of that year from SC Freiburg, and we beat Chelsea 2-0 away.
At the moment, Papiss is still troubled by that knee of his, but as he plays more games, it should become more comfortable.
Scoring goals will probably help the pain subside too. 😀
Let’s hope Papiss is on form tomorrow.
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