Pardew – This Is What We’ll Try To Do Against Chelsea

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

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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5 comments so far

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 5, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #1

    Depending on how Cisse’s knee is, and whether he can last a full 90 against Chelsea, I’d be tempted to start with Abeid on the right of the attacking trio, with Perez and Cabella as the other 2.

    Abeid started out as a youngster on the wing, and played out wide a few times on loan last season. Would much prefer to go with that then disrupting Sissoko from his central role, or playing Goofy there.

  • Slank

    Dec 5, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #2

    So it’s looking like it could be:

    Janmaat – Colo – Dummitt – Haidara
    Tiote – Colback
    Gouffran – Sissoko – Cabella

    If Colo can’t make it then Saylor will play alongside Dummitt.

    I think Abeid may miss out unless Pardew springs a surprise (hopefully not to the actual players) formation that includes Abeid.

    A real surprise, however, would be in the absence of Ameobi and Aarons playing Callum Roberts.

    I think we may win.

  • martoon

    Dec 5, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #3

    Ed actually the makem match is on Sunday so not two weeks tomorrow – just saying 😉

  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #4

    lil – previous post re sponsorship. Citys’ massive Etihad (dodgy) sponsorship has provided the cash for city to move into the sponsorship stratosphere. They are about to increase their 400 million deal. alongside this are massive deals with nike and Nissan.
    It would seem that the dodgy airways money has raised citys profile such that they are now attracting “legitimate” sponsorship.
    Qatar, Dubai and Abu Dahbi are bribing and corrupting their way across world football.
    Think city are to open their new training set up this week alongside a 7000 seater reserve team ground. Nobody can legitimately match their money.
    I once thought a rich sheik would be good -but not anymore.

  • lochinvar

    Dec 5, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #5

    Now what was the question ?


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