Steven Taylor says that three points is what Newcastle are after on Saturday at Stamford Bridge and that United will be taking the game to Chelsea.
A big fan of John Terry, Taylor though says that Newcastle have got somebody who causes mayhem for other defences and the opposition don’t like having to deal with him, step forward Aleksandar Mitrovic.
At the start of the season Steven Taylor says that the intention of both Chelsea and Newcastle was to be in the top half and get into Europe but that the West London team find themselves in the same position as NUFC….though no doubt Steve McClaren wouldn’t mind having the extra six points that Chelsea have got…
Jonjo Shelvey is another who has impressed Taylor and hopefully his range of passing can help Newcastle get on the front foot againt the blues, IF McClaren accepts he has to ditch his ultra negative tactics at away matches that have produced only six goals in 12 Premier League away trips.
Steven Taylor talking to NUFC TV:
“Away to Chelsea we’ll be going there as underdogs and it will be a tough game but we will be taking the game to Chelsea, we are not just going to sit off and let them play.
“We have to get after them, we need the points and we are desperate for three points, for us a point isn’t what we are going to be after.
“They (Chelsea) just haven’t got the results early on and that is why they have found themselves in the same situation as us.
“With Chelsea and ourselves we both want to be in the top half and getting into Europe – that was our aim at the start of the season but in football things happen and that is what you have to adjust to.
“We are looking very good on the wings, with Andros now and Moussa, we have got that threat with Jonjo Shelvey – he is like a quarterback for us – drilling balls left, right and centre.
“Mitrovic was oustanding (v West Brom), he took some battering but I tell you what, he causes mayhem for their defence…defences don’t like that and you see that in training – him against me and Colo, having great little battles – that is what we love.
“Bringing Cheicky back into the fold made a massive difference and he was like the Cheicky of old – perfect in front of the back four.”
‘Is John Terry a player you look up to?’
“Absolutely, I have got massive time for what he has done for Chelsea. He has been the leader, an absolute legend for that football club, I would be very surprised if they don’t get things sorted with him.
“It is going to be a tough game coming up against him, set-pieces at either end will be tough but I’m relishing the opportunity.
“Chelsea are going to come at us, they have got the width with Willian and Hazard, who has now come back into the fold.
“They have stopped sitting back and started attacking teams, they have the pace to do that and it is going to be tough, obviously going to have to deal with Diego Costa.”