Newcastle now play Chelsea at home tomorrow and Arsenal away a week on Saturday before we visit White Hart Lane on the following Wednesday in the quarter finals of the Capital One Cup.
Jose Mourinho – will want to win this game tomorrow
After losing 2-0 in the fixture a year ago
So it could be difficult to get anything out of our next couple of league games before hosting Sunderland two weeks tomorrow at St. James’ Park.
And whatever form Sunderland are in before the Newcastle game they will play this game as if their lives depended on it – as they did in the game last weekend at home to Chelsea.
But Sunderland are up and down again this season as far as their form goes, and they looked poor on Wednesday night at home to Manchester City and lost 4-1, and are in 14th place with 14 points currently.
The Newcastle manager was asked yesterday at his press conference if Newcastle can repeat their feat of last year and win this fixture for the second time in a row against a better Chelsea team this year:.
“We go into the game in good heart you kn ow – I think we’ll have a good team to put out and we are looking forward to it.”
“The only thing I take from that (winning last year) is that it will just annoy Jose.”
” I think their team will be more determined to win, so it will make it a bit more difficult.”
“But that doesn’t mean we cannot beat them – we have tremendous pace in the team and good technical assets – and we’ll give it as good a go as we can.”
“I know our fans realize every week we are turning up and getting to the coal face and giving it a good old bashing – and if we are good enough we’re good enough and if not we’ll fall. – but there’s good spirit in the group that we can cause an upset.”
As long as Newcastle give it their very best tomorrow and give Chelsea a (very) good game, we suppose we’ll be happy enough.
Howay The Lads!!
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