Match day thread: Chelsea v Newcastle (Sat, 5.30pm)

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Match day thread: Chelsea v Newcastle (Sat, 5.30pm)

Post by Speedo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:26 pm

Newcastle recommence their Premier League fixtures on Saturday when they visit Stamford Bridge for a 5.30pm kick-off shown live on BT Sport.

NUFC: Ki Sungyueng and Yoshinori Muto are away on international duty at the Asian Cup but Florian Lejeune could be in contention for his first PL appearance of the season after his comeback in the FA Cup.

Jonjo Shelvey and Paul Dummett are both doubtful starters after visiting a specialist in Spain this week - the former for assessment of his ongoing thigh issue, the latter regarding a long-standing hamstring injury.

There are also injury doubts over Mo Diame and Karl Darlow but Federico Fernandez and Ciaran Clark have both trained.

Kenedy cannot play against his parent club.

CFC: Cesc Fabregas looks like he's played his final game for the Blues and is in negotiations to leave the club.

Willian and Callum Hudson-Odoi are both doubtful.

Maurizio Sarri's side have won six and drawn four of their eleven PL home games this season, with only Leicester City taking maximum points, winning 1-0 last month.

Tuesday evening saw Chelsea beaten 0-1 by Spurs in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final.

If you aren't going to Stamford Bridge, The Ware Rooms on Carliol Square in Newcastle have the game live on their big screen TVs with food & drink offers.

The Ware Rooms are at 17 Carliol Square NE1 6UQ - 5 minutes walk from both Monument and Manors Metro.

Stats:

Toon @ Stamford Bridge: Premier League era:

2017/18: Lost 0-3 (FAC)
2017/18: Lost 1-3 Gayle
2015/16: Lost 1-5 Townsend
2014/15: Lost 0-2
2013/14: Lost 0-3
2012/13: Lost 0-2
2011/12: Won 2-0 Cisse 2
2010/11: Drew 2-2 Gutierrez, S.Taylor
2010/11: Won 4-3 Ranger, R.Taylor, Ameobi 2 (LC)
2008/09: Drew 0-0
2007/08: Lost 1-2 Butt
2006/07: Lost 0-1
2005/06: Lost 0-1 (FAC)
2005/06: Lost 0-3
2004/05: Lost 0-4
2003/04: Lost 0-5
2002/03: Lost 0-3
2001/02: Lost 0-1 (LC)
2001/02: Drew 1-1 Acuna
2000/01: Lost 1-3 Bassedas
1999/00: Lost 0-1
1998/99: Drew 1-1 Andersson
1997/98: Lost 0-1
1996/97: Drew 1-1 Shearer
1995/96: Drew 1-1 Ferdinand (FAC)
1995/96: Lost 0-1
1994/95: Drew 1-1 Hottiger
1993/94: Lost 0-1

Referee: Chris Kavanagh - Lancashire-based official who took charge of our 0-0 draw at Southampton back in October.

Travel:

Rail: Road bridge replacement work at Huntingdon means that the East Coast Main Line will be closed in both directions from the end of service on Friday until the beginning of service on Monday.

An amended service from the north east to Kings Cross will operate via Cambridge, with extended journey times. There's no service back after full time.

Tube: No scheduled closures this weekend.

UK TV: Live on BT Sport

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UK Radio: Live on BBC Radio 5 Live Sport

Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle

Latest PL fixtures:

Sat 12.01.2019:
West Ham 12:30 Arsenal (12.30pm) Sky
Brighton 15:00 Liverpool (3pm)
Burnley 15:00 Fulham (3pm)
Cardiff 15:00 Huddersfield Town (3pm)
Crystal Palace 15:00 Watford (3pm)
Leicester 15:00 Southampton (3pm)
Chelsea 17:30 Newcastle (5.30pm) BT

Sun 13.01.2019:
Everton v Bournemouth (2.15pm) Sky
Spurs v Manchester United (4.30pm) Sky

Mon 14.01.2019:
Manchester City v Wolves (8pm) Sky
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Re: Match day thread: Chelsea v Newcastle (Sat, 5.30pm)

Post by Speedo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:26 pm

Diame, Shelvey, Ki all out - Hayden and Longstaff or Ritchie in CM?
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Re: Match day thread: Chelsea v Newcastle (Sat, 5.30pm)

Post by lassassinblanc » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:32 pm

I think we'll win.... <coat>
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Re: Match day thread: Chelsea v Newcastle (Sat, 5.30pm)

Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:36 pm

First match this season for me and I’m wondering why I actually bothered buying a ticket <laugh>

We definitely won’t score...Hayden and Schar in CM?
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Re: Match day thread: Chelsea v Newcastle (Sat, 5.30pm)

Post by The Deluded Pablo Diego Jose Francisco » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:20 pm

lassassinblanc wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:32 pm
I think we'll win.... <coat>
If this is a game of who will concede the most goals then i'm pretty sure we'll win this ;)

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Re: Match day thread: Chelsea v Newcastle (Sat, 5.30pm)

Post by jpg » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:35 pm

Speedo wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:26 pm
Diame, Shelvey, Ki all out - Hayden and Longstaff or Ritchie in CM?
This feels like Norwich 2011 all over again.

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Re: Match day thread: Chelsea v Newcastle (Sat, 5.30pm)

Post by UlversToon » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:21 pm

jpg wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:35 pm
Speedo wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:26 pm
Diame, Shelvey, Ki all out - Hayden and Longstaff or Ritchie in CM?
This feels like Norwich 2011 all over again.
At least we scored twice that day, can't see that happening tomorrow.

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Re: Match day thread: Chelsea v Newcastle (Sat, 5.30pm)

Post by overseasTOON » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:28 pm

Even with Bielsa pre-match preparation tactics; we're screwed.

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:50 pm

Double your money and bet on Chelsea -2.
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Post by Donkey Toon » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:51 pm

I have zero expectations that we will get anything from this game. And with Burnley v Fulham and Cardiff v H'sfield it is very likely we'll be 17th tomorrow evening.

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Re: Match day thread: Chelsea v Newcastle (Sat, 5.30pm)

Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:52 pm

I’m back to the stage of genuinely not being bothered if we go down. Regardless of what people we say we wouldn’t get relegated from the Championship, aiming to finish 17th in the PL benefits nobody but Ashley.
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Re: Match day thread: Chelsea v Newcastle (Sat, 5.30pm)

Post by Colly » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:57 pm

Heard a bit of the phone in earlier and someone said "why should we have a go, we'd be back to when we'd turn up with Pardew and get battered". Or draw, then win 2-0 with one of the best goals I've ever seen as some might call it. Granted there were a few losses afterwards but I'd take that over a default 1-0 loss every time at best because that's what we're targeting.

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Re: Match day thread: Chelsea v Newcastle (Sat, 5.30pm)

Post by Donkey Toon » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:13 pm

Colly wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:57 pm
Heard a bit of the phone in earlier and someone said "why should we have a go, we'd be back to when we'd turn up with Pardew and get battered". Or draw, then win 2-0 with one of the best goals I've ever seen as some might call it. Granted there were a few losses afterwards but I'd take that over a default 1-0 loss every time at best because that's what we're targeting.

His plan has consistently failed this season so a sensible person would try something else. But we have Rafa so that won't happen.

The thing is we aren't even achieving narrow losses any more, so even the goal difference argument is losing whatever credibility it had. (not that I thought it ever had any to begin with)

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Re: Match day thread: Chelsea v Newcastle (Sat, 5.30pm)

Post by UlversToon » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:29 pm

I'd find it easier to accept a loss against teams we're expected to get beaten by if we won the games against sides we're supposed to beat but we just seem to under-perform against everybody.

I hoe that made sense.

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Re: Match day thread: Chelsea v Newcastle (Sat, 5.30pm)

Post by Remember Colo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:04 pm

Colly wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:57 pm
Heard a bit of the phone in earlier and someone said "why should we have a go, we'd be back to when we'd turn up with Pardew and get battered". Or draw, then win 2-0 with one of the best goals I've ever seen as some might call it. Granted there were a few losses afterwards but I'd take that over a default 1-0 loss every time at best because that's what we're targeting.
To be fair, we'd get battered under Pardew while still not playing attacking football. But I otherwise agree, drab play resulting in a loss is the worst situation. We currently only have one way to play, and it's a setup used for opponents like Chelsea, that's no more effective against teams like Cardiff.

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Re: Match day thread: Chelsea v Newcastle (Sat, 5.30pm)

Post by vrabbit » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:15 pm

I'm totally ok with sitting back tomorrow and trying to score something on a counter or set piece. Regardless of how we've performed up to now it's freaking away at Chelsea. Even a one-goal loss will suffice. I just hope the performance isn't ghostly and we look like we have a plan, even if we're outdone by a more talented squad.

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Re: Match day thread: Chelsea v Newcastle (Sat, 5.30pm)

Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:18 pm

Diame should be fit tomorrow, although we might as well keep him fresh for Cardiff and not bother playing him.
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Re: Match day thread: Chelsea v Newcastle (Sat, 5.30pm)

Post by Hjl » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:55 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:18 pm
Diame should be fit tomorrow, although we might as well keep him fresh for Cardiff and not bother playing him.
Diame?! Well win now for sure....

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Re: Match day thread: Chelsea v Newcastle (Sat, 5.30pm)

Post by thedeludedfannymagnet2 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:04 pm

Saturday 17:30 K.O. live on BT Sports watched by the drinking/footballing nation?

It can only be a hammering of the most embarrassing kind!

Even Lawro has us down for a defeat!

There'll be cockney pundits slagging us off left right and centre as we huff and puff to get a touch.

Hazard hat-trick and a toon sending off.

I'll go 1 1 <laugh>

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Re: Match day thread: Chelsea v Newcastle (Sat, 5.30pm)

Post by Colly » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:22 pm

vrabbit wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:15 pm
I'm totally ok with sitting back tomorrow and trying to score something on a counter or set piece. Regardless of how we've performed up to now it's freaking away at Chelsea. Even a one-goal loss will suffice. I just hope the performance isn't ghostly and we look like we have a plan, even if we're outdone by a more talented squad.
The precious goal difference.

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