Top Pundit Predicts 2-2 Draw With Chelsea


Jamie Redknapp, the son of the QPR manager Harry, thinks Newcastle can hold onto their record of Jose Mourinho never getting a win at St. James’ Park – and he is predicting a 2-2 draw tomorrow in what could be the game of the weekend fixtures in  the Premier League.

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Jamie Redknapp – predicts a draw

Jamie thinks that the returning Moussa Sissoko could be a pivotal player for Newcastle – and this is what he has said about the game:

“This will be one of the games of the weekend and really looking forward to it, the two sides are in really good form.¨ “Chelsea bounced back from a poor result at Sunderland with a three goal demolition of Tottenham and look like they have their groove back again.”

“But they are going to be missing Matic who is an integral part of this team. Sits in front of the back four, protects the back four and mops up so much of what other teams try to do.”

“They’re playing a team full of confidence and they have Sissoko back. When I look at Newcastle I think he is one of the key players for them. He has that pace and energy in midfield and that battle without Matic will be vital.”

“Newcastle have got a good record at St.James’ Park against Chelsea, beating them the last two seasons and they believe they can get something again.” “I’m going for a 2-2 draw.”

BBC Sport’s football ¨expert¨ Mark Lawrenson is predicting a 2-0 Chelsea win …..

Most of the betting has Chelsea 1-2 odds on to win – Newcastle 6-1 to win – with a draw being at around 10-3.

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7 comments so far

  • Vagabond of the Western World

    Dec 5, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #1

    I’ll take what Redknapp says with a pinch of salt.

    Sissokko an important player? You don’t say.

    I’m just hoping we give a good account of ourselves and give Chelsea a game. Win, lose or draw, if we play well it can maintain the confidence.

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 5, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #2

    I’d be tempted to play Sissoko right of a front three to get all those midfield heavy hitters on the park. It seems counter intuitive cos he’s been playing so well driving through the middle and been quite inconsistent and less influential when played on the flank, and while I think Gouffran is ok, he will almost certainly labor to little effect against a side as good as Chelsea. With Cabella and Sissoko either side of Cisse you think maybe there’s a goal or two there, and Tiote, Abeid and Colback is a tough combative and tidy midfield three. I just couldn’t pick Goofy, reliable, solid as he is, ahead of those 4 excellent players.

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  • toon kk

    Dec 5, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #3

    Nobody knows what Newcastle team will turn up, we must be the most unpredictable football team that ever excited and have been for a long time. We are capable of giving them a good game goals could be a problem though.
    Unfortunately with our injuries we will struggle.

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  • mag92

    Dec 5, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #4

    Newcastle United, need to press Chelsea, just like they did against Man City, Spurs, and Liverpool.

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  • Obertans_on_roids

    Dec 5, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #5

    It’s hard to see Pardew leaving Gouffran out of the team tomorrow, which won’t be a good thing. I like Gouffran and he’s been getting an awful lot of stick lately for no good reason, it’s like the fans always have to pick on someone. He’s been played slightly out of position and his confidence is low which is why he shouldn’t start tomorrow against the best team in the country.
    But can we just get behind our players??
    The players on a bad run of form need to be encouraged instead of shunned all the time.

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 5, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #6

    we will be smashed by 4 goals ,

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  • Goofy

    Dec 5, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #7

    6/1 Just for the win 2moro. I got 8/1 against Citeh. If we turn up 2moro I really fancy our chances.

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