Newcastle have some tough matches coming up in the next three weeks or so including league matches against Chelsea, Cardiff, Manchester City, and Tottenham.
And the mood on Tyneside is not ideal – as Rafa Benitez pointed out in his press conference earlier today.
We wonder how many points we can take out from those four vital games?
We need wins to get us moving away from the relegation zone, and in the five remaining games against top-six opposition, we have to think we can win some of them.
In the first seven games against the perennial top six clubs, we have lost all of them – and five in our first eight matches this season.
Martin Dubravka – we must be positive
Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka is one of our most influential players both on and off the pitch, and he has been interviewed.
This is what Dubravka has said in the Chronicle today:
“It will be a big test for us over the next month.”
“The fixtures were tough for us right from the beginning of the season, and it is like that again,”
“We knew that we could have taken more points than we have this season, but we have to believe we can beat the top teams.”
“We could have taken points from Manchester United, who are one of the top sides, and unfortunately we didn’t.”
“But we should be positive about how we played and take confidence from it.”
Not many fans are confident we can take anything out of the game tomorrow at Stamford Bridge, but we hope our lads can shock people – even including our own fans.