Our next two games are against the two clubs who finished first and second in the Premier League last season, Chelsea and Manchester City – so the games against the weaker sides – West Ham, Watford and Sheffield Wednesday – are over and after the next two games there is a two week International break.
If we lose these two games it’s going to be a miserable two-week break for Newcastle fans.
Paul Merson – Newcastle cannot stop losing
We cannot feel too confident of getting anything out of the next two games but Paul Merson the Sky pundit is quite certain.
This is what has said about the game on Sky Sports:
“There’s no chance for Newcastle in this one. Chelsea are a banker.” “Newcastle can’t stop losing. I like Steve McClaren, but they are just struggling so badly.”
“The fans are rightly frustrated and Saturday could turn nervy within 10 minutes at St James’ Park. Jose Mourinho’s side love that and he’ll pick them off easily.”
“The lead at the top is eight points, but Chelsea can win the title,” “After last week especially. It was a huge day for Chelsea last week, to beat Arsenal and then see City lose at home to West Ham.”
“You have to remember Chelsea will look to beat Man City at home in April, so I call it five points.”
Score prediction: Newcastle 0 – 3 Chelsea.
Things are not looking good at the moment but what we need to see from our players is for them to shock us and start playing like we played against Manchester United and Arsenal in successive games.
We’ve done it before and the players have to show a more courage and more leadership both on and off the field.
That’s what they get paid big bucks for.
If they do that they will get great support from the Newcastle fans, but the courage has to come from them first.