Newcastle Unchanged For Vital Chelsea Game


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Steve McClaren has just announced the Newcastle side for the tough game at Stamford Bridge this afternoon and as we suspected – it’s an unchanged side from the one that did so well last Saturday in beating West Brom 1-0.

And the subs bench is strengthened significantly from last week with Lascelles, Colback and Manu Riviere all coming back.

Colback and Riviere are back from injury and Lascelles is back from his one game suspension.

So Rolando Aarons who had a good game at left back last week keeps his place and keeps Jack Colback on the bench.

Teams:

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Thibaut Courtois; Branislav Ivanovic, Gary Cahill, John Terry (c), Cesar Azpilicueta; Nemanja Matic, Cesc Fabregas; Pedro, Willian, Eden Hazard; Diego Costa
Substitutes: Asmir Begovic, Baba Rahman, John Obi Mikel, Rueben Loftus-Cheek, Bertrand Traore, Kenedy, Loic Remy

Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; Daryl Janmaat, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Rolando Aarons; Cheick Tiote, Jonjo Shelvey; Moussa Sissoko, Georginio Wijnaldum, Andros Townsend; Aleksandar Mitrovic
Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Jamaal Lascelles, Jack Colback, Henri Saivet, Ayoze Perez, Emmanuel Riviere, Seydou Doumbia

Referee: Roger East (Wiltshire)

The weekend did not start off well for Newcastle with Sunderland getting a surprise but deserved 2-1 home win against an off-color Manchester United side – and the Black Cats and are now just one point behind us.

At the time of writing West Brom are also winning 1-0 at Everton and could possibly get a surprise win there this afternoon – after we easily beat them last week.

It will now be very important that Newcastle now get something out of this game today if we are to remain out of the bottom three for the next two and a half weeks.

This is what manager Steve McClaren has said about the game today:

“It’s a problem we’ve had all season.” “It is down to the way we play – we tend to play on the front foot, which is good when you’re at home, but away we’ve been exposed and haven’t ground out enough results.

“If two or three of our away games had been draws then we would have ground out a few more points and we would be in a slightly better situation.”

“It is something we need to address because we can’t afford to rely on our home form, because then the pressure on those games will just become too much.”

“In our home games we are starting to get a consistency in our performance and the way we play. “We need to start transferring that to our away games and picking up points away from home – we owe it to the fans.”

Less than one in three fans think we can get the win today at Stamford Bridge.

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445 comments so far

  • sing in the corner

    Feb 13, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #1

    Yes Noble you cheeky cockney chappie!

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  • John Akomfrah

    Feb 13, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #2

    noble

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  • nufc13789

    Feb 13, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #3

    Goal west ham

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 13, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #4

    Probably the best team we could have tbh

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  • mindshaft

    Feb 13, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #5

    West Ham equalise – help is at hand!

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  • AncientC

    Feb 13, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #6

    Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Fabregas, Matic; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Diego Costa.
    subs: Begovic, Baba, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Traore, Kenedy, Remy.

    I was hoping Mikel would play.

    Sissoko has to step up today, if he is on it, we have a chance.

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 13, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #7

    get in noble, now get a 3rd

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  • mindshaft

    Feb 13, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #8

    Now we just need Everton to get a couple of goals and happy days

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  • davetoon

    Feb 13, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #9

    its that point when you re-read the quotes and think WTF

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 13, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #10

    Ron knee
    Just checked west ham’s last win at Norwich was in 1972-73 season when ‘Pop’ Robson scored
    and it ain’t going to be today.

    We could be in a hell of a whole when we come to plat our next game Stoke away Mar 02 if the games go the way of today we will be cast adrift at the bottom.

    ARGHHHHHHH

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 13, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #11

    Armstrong just scored a quick fire double for Coventry

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  • lukes26

    Feb 13, 2016 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #12

    undoubtedly the strongest lineup and bench we’ve had since the 2011-12 season

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  • Ron Knee

    Feb 13, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #13

    Charlie

    We never seem to play well after a break. Not looking good, mate.

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 13, 2016 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #14

    Hahaha Palace losing again 🙂

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  • magscar

    Feb 13, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #15

    magscar // Feb 13, 2016 at 4:40 PM
    Repost

    Optimistic

    It is a bit complicated especially at first but if you go on You Tube and search for Husham there is a step by step guide for his repo (?).

    There are others and as AC suggested you could just try searching for just Phoenix as a start as Valhalla is within that and the streams are under “Live TV” then “live” probably your quickest solution.

    Think it was Tsunki pointed me in direction of Valhalla (which I had but didn’t know where streams were) but AC also very helpful and referred me to a site “seo Michael” which is also very good on Kodi.

    It is all a bit of a steep learning curve but worth it. Good luck!

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  • jordijohnty

    Feb 13, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #16

    same starting lineup at home to shllty west brom used today away at chelsea who are on a bit of a run. Any lessons learnt yet Mr Mclaren?

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  • mindshaft

    Feb 13, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #17

    Anyone remember this sort of sequence after decent start to season DDLLLLDL … take a bow Mr Pardew 🙂

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 13, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #18

    Mindshaft

    Looks like a Welsh town lol

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  • Bluggen

    Feb 13, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #19

    i hope doumbia gets a bit of a run to show what he can do

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  • geordie157

    Feb 13, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #20

    Good to see Satka and Cameron are helping York have a chance of staying up.

    Decent side and bench today, a point will do but I think we can win this…..if the players close down and really go for it

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 13, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #21

    No matter what happens we will stay out of the bottom 3 going into the break

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  • toon kk

    Feb 13, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #22

    Wonder if we turn up today, it was a long trip down, we could be tired and very lethargic.

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  • MAUTITOON

    Feb 13, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #23

    we always turn up against bigger opponents,isn’t it?

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 13, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #24

    Ron
    yeah break comes at a bad time and they are going for some sun – never seems to work a break in the sun

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 13, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #25

    We always turn up against the big teams and we always show up when we are on TV

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  • martoon

    Feb 13, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #26

    Chancel @21 – I’m afraid we will if we get by 2 goals or more 🙁

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  • martoon

    Feb 13, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #27

    *beat

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 13, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #28

    Martoon

    I just noticed that but we will win

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  • beermonkey

    Feb 13, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #29

    magscar

    whats good on husham

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  • NoahJ

    Feb 13, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #31

    toon KK @21

    sadly, this isn’t necessarily true. If we lose by more than 2 goals today,then we’ll go back into relegation zone on goal difference.

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  • Ron Knee

    Feb 13, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #32

    Chelsea seem to specialise in face masks.

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  • Goofy

    Feb 13, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #33

    Can’t know if it’s going to be Mr jeykll or Hyde that turns up today. I’ll take the draw.

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  • toonbrother

    Feb 13, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #34

    i dont know who the second worst defender in the league is
    but i do know he comes a distant second to colocinni
    with colo in the mix ours is a losing battle

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  • Goofy

    Feb 13, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #35

    Meant Dr.

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  • MAUTITOON

    Feb 13, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #36

    Aren’t we due an away win?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 13, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #37

    CP no wins in 9.

    7 losses in 8. Sound familiar lol !!!

    A s—e manager is a s—e manager wherever he goes . Just took slightly longer than usual this time.

    Hilarious CP fans complaining about no plan B and defensive long ball football. Can’t say they weren’t warned.

    Mixed resuts today. swansea and bournemouth losing and norwich only getting a point was all good.

    Wanted to see pulis and WBA get dragged into it for his anti football, but have to admit for an allardyce team sunderland actiually played some good football today.

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  • Goofy

    Feb 13, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #38

    Toonbrother

    How did you manage to write that message. I thought it would be impossible with your hands in a straight jacket, (screaming COLOCINNI) give it a rest man, he’s not that bad.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 13, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #40

    Too brother…… I was really hoping you had been booted off with all the other wums. What a waste of space you are.!!

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