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Newcastle Well Organized In 0-0 First Half At Stamford Bridge


Newcastle have played very well at Stamford Bridge and look a real threat on the counter, especially early on. However, they have not fashioned any chances to threaten Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. They also looked less a threat in the latter stages of the half.

Chelsea have had the better opportunities as their superior quality in the final third has been evident. Though they have forced Martin Dubravka into just a couple of saves. Callum Hudson-Odoi has played very well and played some excellent passes. This 18-year-old’s vision is outstanding.

Allan Saint-Maximin has been a threat whenever he has the ball at his feet. His direct runs put Chelsea under pressure early. Joelinton and Almiron have also provided some sparks in the attack. Joelinton had a few key passes which released Almiron.

Allan Saint-Maximin– very threatening on the left in first half

Newcastle’s defensive organization has been outstanding and it began to frustrate Chelsea as the half went on. Matty and Sean Longstaff have been like terriers in the midfield with their constant pressing.

Chelsea have controlled the game with 70% possession, but Newcastle’s shape has, for the most part, kept them at bay.

They were forced into a change right before the half as Ross Barkley was replaced by the Croatian Mateo Kovacic.

The lads look very well set-up and need to continue in this vein when they come out for the second half. Andy Carroll was seen warming up late in the first half, and we expect he will get at least a thirty-minute cameo in the second half.


89 comments so far

  • IrishRob

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #1

    Come on Miggy you can do it!!!!

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  • MAUTITOON

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #2

    miggy will do it,no worries.

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  • Jib

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #3

    Wycombe 1 Sunlun 0

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #4

    Joelinton consistently lets ASM down..

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  • willowdalerez

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #5

    joelinton bottles it again!!! Losing patience with him ASM must be pulling his hair out!

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  • willowdalerez

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #6

    Is it me or ASM lookiing like he strained his leg a bit… Hope not he’s been the difference today

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #7

    Mattie has had a pretty quite game, he will be next off!

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  • willowdalerez

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #8

    Irish who will go on for him? Atsu then nobody with pace for ASM who is beginning to look gassed!

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  • Jib

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #9

    Dummett hasn’t come on cos his hair clashes with Chelsea’s strip

    You’ve heard the saying :-

    Blue and Grey looks too gay

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #10

    Not making the most of our breaks.

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  • willowdalerez

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #11

    I guess you could use Gayle for ASM but that would set us up differently and might throw the gameplan

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #12

    Excellent Clark.

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #13

    Sur wait and see!

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #14

    Joleinton thinks he’s a better dribbler than he is. So wasteful in good positions today.

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  • TomaKaThor

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #15

    Seeing some holes in us now, come on lads

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #16

    Maxi looks way slower than he did at the start of the match and it’s only 55 min gone.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #17

    Get big Andy on.

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  • willowdalerez

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #18

    Willian playing us at the moment

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  • TomaKaThor

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #19

    No way, get up Willian

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  • Jib

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #20

    Aboot time fer the Big Yin

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  • willowdalerez

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #21

    Irish he’s gassed and needs off Atsu for ASM is what we need

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #22

    Maxi is doing nothing now, as good as he is, he needs to go asap

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #23

    ASM needs to come off too.

    He’s knackered. Broke so many times today only to be let down by whoever he passed to.

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  • TomaKaThor

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #24

    losing our shape, need changes before we concede

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  • willowdalerez

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #25

    We needs subs now Atsu for ASM at least

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #26

    Changes now Bruce. Become one way traffic. Atsu and Carroll for Joelinton and ASM.

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  • willowdalerez

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #27

    Pulisic was limp against Canada we are better off with Mount off!

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  • willowdalerez

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #28

    What is Bruce waiting for 15 straight corners?

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  • Nufc-83

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #29

    Killing us now get Carroll on

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #30

    Fantastic save!

    Lucky ricochet.

    CHANGES NOW!

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #31

    Think this is our best front 3.

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #32

    Wtf is he taking off our best player today for? Omfg Miggy shouldn’t be going off

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #33

    For Almiron?

    Well, it’s different. Can;t say I trust Joelinton to do the work Almiron does tracking that RW.

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  • TomaKaThor

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #34

    Peculiar, got to actually get balls into Andy

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #35

    Ok track the LW……

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #36

    Hes moved Maxi to a different position.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #37

    FFS! Deserved it 2nd haf.

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  • TomaKaThor

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #38

    Ffs

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  • Nufc-83

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #39

    ASM in no mans land

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #40

    ASM sleeping.

    Poor sub choice from Bruce.

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