P302Rivals Football - Chelsea FC
Newcastle
by Droy263, 18/11, 11:46

Always tough up there. If we can win this then I reckon thats something decent and put us in a great place. we can challenge.

Newcastle
by ejm @, 18/11, 13:14 @ Droy263

Got the short straw after the Internationals. Surely can't do the same as last season!

Newcastle
by upthechels @, 18/11, 16:35 @ Droy263

I'm very confident we will turn them over this season...if we have Chilwell in the side. I think we can cope without Silva, Havertz and Pulisic but not so well without BC. He gives us the balance we can't find with the alternatives we have down the left.

So, a 3-1 win with Benny in the side or a one-goal, either way, result if he doesn't play.

Newcastle
by Droy263, 22/11, 04:32 @ upthechels

Well we did okay, could have been out of sight with some sharper finishing. I think we can challenge. [shh]

Newcastle
by ejm @, 22/11, 08:50 @ Droy263

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Newcastle
by ejm @, 22/11, 13:09 @ ejm

[^] big game next Sunday... JM has the bit between his teeth with that lot.

Newcastle
by upthechels @, 22/11, 11:03 @ Droy263

We did indeed do okay! I'm starting to have confidence those silly goals we give away will be few and far between. There's certainly a reluctance from the opposition to 'high press' us it seems. They have exploited the slower Kepa, Alonso and Dave in the recent past but now we have speed/mobility right through the team it's a risky business pushing up against us. The playing out from the back is now mixed with longer balls...it's less predictable. I'm 100% certain Chilwell was our key signing during the summer...more so than Silva who wouldn't be half as good if he had to constantly cover our left flank.

Special mention for Zouma...brickwall.

Newcastle
by OSGOODWASGOOD, 22/11, 18:06 @ upthechels

And, not forgetting to mention, finally putting Kante back, in his normal position, in front of the back four...

Newcastle
by upthechels @, 23/11, 16:34 @ OSGOODWASGOOD

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It's like he's never been away!!! I was ready to accept selling him on...can get better to do what has been asked of him under Sarri and Frank over the last 2 seasons. Kante is now a key figure again.

Hope you're well, C.

Newcastle
by OSGOODWASGOOD, 24/11, 22:39 @ upthechels

Spot on, B.
As well as can be expected. Thanks.
All good with you, I hope, B.

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