Newcastle Forward Speaks About The Opportunity At Chelsea

Ayoze Perez has been interviewed in the Chronicle, and he admits that last Saturday’s performance against Blackburn in the FA Cup when we got a lucky 1-1 draw, was not good enough.

Our home form has been terrible this season with only two wins in 12 total games in all competitions at St. James’ Park.

Our away form has been a little better, thank goodness.

And we are away at Chelsea on Saturday in the late kick-off game.

Most pundits will expect this to be an easy win for the home side, but this is where the opportunity lies for Newcastle.

Ayoze Perez – hopefully, we can get something at Chelsea

If we can take something out of this game, it will help to raise the mood among Newcastle supporters – which is not good at the moment.

It will also give our players some added confidence.

This is what Ayoze has said in the Chronicle as he looks forward to the game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday:

“Away from home we have been better which is the strange thing. That is one positive.”

“But imagine if we were better at home? We wouldn’t be in trouble now.”

“Chelsea will be tough but we have done well away so hopefully we can get a result.”

“We should be looking forward to playing Chelsea with the pressure off – it should be enjoyable.”

“Our home form hasn’t been good enough.” “You could suffer at Chelsea and it is a tough game.”

“Chelsea are doing well and Stamford Bridge is always a tough place to go.”

“It’s now all about the reaction, we have to find a way to react the best way we can.”

“It will be tough but a good day to get back to winning points.”

Chelsea have won six, drawn four and lost only one home game in the Premier League this season – so it will not be easy.

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93 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Jan 10, 2019 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #81

    Someone commented earlier that Ashley seems to get off likely in national press with his antics here. I think the national rags moved us from the back page sports to the light entertainment section a while back, they only seem to find us newsworthy if our players are beating each other to death on the pitch, someone in a black and white shirt uppercuts a Police Neddy or we get tonked by Towcester Scaffolders United. They might have a go at crying their eyes out in ridicule if and when Ashley leaves with the bathroom taps in his boot.

  • Tsunki

    Jan 10, 2019 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #82

    Btw why is everyone mystified that Kenyon is not offering any comment? He can’t. The moment he got into scrum with Ashley’s legal team the NDA would have imposed an onerous pain-of-death clause should he speak about anything related to the “deal” .

  • Tsunki

    Jan 10, 2019 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #83

    Any meaningful Morse code tapped out on the short wave lately? Has it gone officially dark or is this the calm before the storm?

    I’m still waiting to see if I get my famous comeuppance for all the foul abuse and downright nastyness I’ve been spraying willy-nilly to various posters. (Or, suggesting it’s tosh)

  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 10, 2019 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #84

    Dondatta…….. I was referring to an-inadequate footballer trying to be some sort of an authority on why the team are performing poorly.
    I sir am neither a footballer nor inadequate thank you very much.

  • G

    Jan 10, 2019 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #85

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 10, 2019 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #86

    I get the feeling Ashley wants to sell but for nothing less than £300 million
    Does not want Rafa at the Toon but not willing to sack him as he has to pay out £6 million
    Ashley also hopes that Rafa ca keep us up for the TV money
    Rafa knows he is not going to get any funds for new players
    Rafa will not leave unless sacked which will be annoying the arse of Ashley

    Which leaves the club in limbo and nearing the relegation trapdoor game by game
    F**ing mess

  • RobLeenio

    Jan 10, 2019 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #87

    Can someone please tell me the definition of a ‘yard of pace’? It’s one of those mysterious nonsense phrases that gets trotted out by pundits and commentators over footballers and means absolutely nothing. It’s the same as having a ‘metre of speed’ or a ‘mile of velocity’.

    It was bad enough when we used to get told that a player had ‘lost a yard of pace’ or was ‘maybe lacking a yard of pace’. Now some barely bog-standard writer of an opinion piece I had the misfortune to click on from NewsNow is telling me Almiron is a good prospect because he actually HAS a yard of pace.

    So, how does that compare to the average player, then? Do most only have half a yard? If they then lose a yard, does that mean they end up going backwards?


  • Toonces

    Jan 10, 2019 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #88

    WLC @ 73

    If Cahill is going to Fulham on loan then they can’t add any other loans from Chelsea. Fulham would need to purchase the players. Like us, they can only have one loan from a specific PL club and 2 max loans from clubs in PL or Champo. They already have Calum Chambers on loan from Arsenal and Mensah from Man Utd. So they’d need to try to end any of those loans before adding any new loans from Chelsea or anyone else in the UK.

  • Toonces

    Jan 10, 2019 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #89

    Same situation we are in with Kenedy (Chelsea) and Rondon (WBA). We need to end one of those loans (agreeing to send back to home club or making permanent) to get someone else in from the PL. Would like to see Kenedy gone back in exchange for one of Loftus Cheek or Hudson Odoi or Batshuayi, if we can.

  • RobLeenio

    Jan 10, 2019 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #90

    Toonces, Batschuayi scored 7 in 10 playing for Dortmund last season, with most thinking the German League is closer in nature to the Prem than the Spanish is.

    I’d take him in a heartbeat. Loftus Cheek likewise.

  • Munster Mag

    Jan 10, 2019 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #91

    Tsunki I am told I still have ‘pace to burn’ for my age. I took it as a compliment. But I reckon a yard is more accurate, two metres on a good day 🙂

  • Dondatta13

    Jan 10, 2019 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #92

    bettyswallocks “Dondatta…….. I was referring to an-inadequate footballer trying to be some sort of an authority on why the team are performing poorly”.

    With all due respect, look at what you are saying there. On a football blog, where we, on a daily basis debate the rights and wrongs of NUFC and the poorly performing club/team.

    If we can openly discuss and put our 2 pence worth forward, why on earth can’t someone who actually plays for the aforementioned club? Surely he has as much right as us?

  • toon22

    Jan 11, 2019 at 7:22 AM

    Comment #93

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