Well would you believe it – former Arsenal star Paul Merson has praised Newcastle United’s performance against Chelsea yesterday at Stamford Bridge, when we were the better side in the first half but we tailed off in the second half, but Merson believes Newcastle were simply so unlucky.
Remy Cabella in action yesterday
From the start in yesterday’s game we attacked Chelsea, and had we had a bit more luck – particularly with Remy Cabella and Moussa Sissoko – we could have and probably should have scored before Oscar put Chelsea ahead just before half time.
Diego Costa added a second on the hour mark as Chelsea upped their game in the second half.
This is what Paul Merson told Sky Sports – talking about Newcastle:
“They were outstanding, they attacked with flair, Chelsea couldn’t get going. First of all they had Remy Cabella who was on fire.”
“They were isolating John Terry, usually, you get good protection from the back at Chelsea but they didn’t and they were getting into little pockets and Cabella whizzed past him, great shot and save.”
“Sissoko runs at Terry, goes past him and hits the post. There’s another one Gouffran plays it across to Perez in the middle, they were so unlucky.”
Caretaker manager John Carver prepared the team well last week for this game, and with a little bit of luck we could have got something out of the game yesterday.
But it’s obvious we do have some very good players in our team, and if we do get a new head coach in next week or the week after – we could do well through the rest of this season and set ourselves up for a good season next term.
It could be that Newcastle appoint former Lyon coach Remi Garde soon – and it seems he is Newcastle’s number one choice for the job – but talks are ongoing with the 48 year-old.
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