Newcastle players have really nothing to lose today, so they should go out and give it a (very) good effort against Chelsea, and who knows what may happen?
Fabricio Coloccini – should be back today
Chelsea were hammered 5-3 at Spurs in their last league game, and that’s the first time a Chelsea side coached by Mourinho has conceded more than three goals in a game – so their confidence may not be high – just as long as we can keep them from scoring.
And Man City are joint top and their records are currently identical including points, goal difference and goals scored – which is pretty amazing.
Four out of five fans think we will lose this game
Newcastle should be able to field a strong side today – after all it is the Premier League.
Assuming Janmaat, Coloccini, Colback and Sissoko are all fit again after missing out last week, and Tim Krul is ready to play, this is the side we think John Carver will put out today:
Janmaat Dummett Coloccini (c) Santon
Colback Sissoko Anita
Cabella Riviere Perez
Subs: Alnwick Haidara Williamson Vuckic Armstrong Gutierrez Gouffran
What’s your team for today?
There’s no reason why we shouldn’t be seeing Jonas Gutierrez on the bench, since he seems fit now and has played a few matches for the Newcastle U21 side, after returning to football after beating his fight with testicular cancer, during which time he showed tremendous courage.
Jonas could also provide the Newcastle players with some inspiration today – and it looks like we will need some of that to get something out of this game.
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