You can never accuse Paul Merson of being a fan of Newcastle United, and his prediction today for our Sunday game against Chelsea at home reflects that.
After just two games Paul says we are struggling even though we gave Spurs everything the could handle in the 2-1 defeat on the first day of the season.
And we should really have beaten Cardiff last week, but that’s not what happened and rather have say 4 points we have only one.
Chelsea are an expensive side with some outstanding players, and it will be tough for the lads – but we did beat them in this fixture last season 3-0 in the final game of the season.
Paul Merson – says Newcastle are struggling
This is what Paul Merson has said about the game:
“I think Newcastle are struggling. Why did they let Kenedy take the penalty against Cardiff? He was having a nightmare.”
“There’s a bit of a feeling around Newcastle at the moment, and I think Chelsea will take advantage.”
“Chelsea don’t look amazing at the back, Arsenal ripped them apart at times, but Newcastle don’t have what Arsenal have going forward.”
“Maurizio Sarri said he wants Chelsea to be pressing at all times, and it’s a danger when they don’t, even for 20 minutes.”
“I just can’t see Newcastle picking them off here. Away win.”
Paul predicts: 1-2 (7/1 with Sky Bet)
With those comments, it looks like Paul with have us fighting relegation again this season.
We really hope he’s wrong about that.
What do you think?