Paul Merson points out in his Sky Sports predictions today that Newcastle are in relegation trouble.
We had noticed that.
We somehow need to keep picking up points (wins preferred), but Newcastle have some tough fixtures coming up including a match at Stamford Bridge tomorrow afternoon in the late kickoff game.
We have a chance to get something out of this game if our defense plays well and doesn’t have any mental lapses.
But that will be difficult.
Paul’s right when he says the Blues are not as dominant as they were at the beginning of the season – so there’s a chance for us.
Paul Merson – takes Chelsea to get a close win
Here’s what he has said about the game:
“Newcastle are right in the relegation mix.”
“They rely on Salomon Rondon too much and they are struggling. I’ve watched Chelsea enough times this season and they are not ripping teams apart like they did at the start of the season.”
“At times they don’t really look like scoring a goal. Chelsea need to score early in the first quarter of the game to avoid a difficult afternoon.”
“I think they will, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this ended goalless.
We’d definitely take a point tomorrow, but wins are really what we need to avoid relegation this season.
What do you think?