Blackburn star explains plan of how they can beat Newcastle United
It is Newcastle v Blackburn on Saturday as the Magpies look to make it 10 wins out of 10 in all competitions, which would be an all-time record for NUFC.
Standing in their way is Blackburn Rovers who are third bottom and looking unlikely party poopers.
Eight games on the road have seen six defeats and only one win (at Derby) and one draw (at QPR), with only six goals scored.
Nevertheless, Blackburn star Corry Evans thinks there is a plausible way for Blackburn to come away with a draw, or even a win.
He thinks that set-pieces could be Blackburn’s best bet and that frustrating fifty thousand home fans could go a long way towards getting a result.
Despite Newcastle’s domination of the division it is a strange statistic that they have conceded more goals at home than all but three of the Championship’s top 17 clubs.
The 10 goals that have been leaked, mean that there has only been two clean sheets in eight league game sat St James Park, meaning Blackburn should fancy their chances of grabbing a goal sometime in the 90 minutes. All a bit strange when Newcastle have only conceded three goals in nine away games.
The test of course is whether Blackburn can stop the Championship’s top scorers knocking a few in at the other end. Newcastle have scored more goals (19) at home than any other club and more (36) in total than anybody else.
Once again we will see the Mitrovic/Gayle debate ensue, with Rafa Benitez having an embarrassment of riches to choose from.
Once again though, Rafa will as always be drumming in the ‘no complacency’ message to his players.
“It’s going to be a completely different game to last Saturday.
“Newcastle are very strong and they’ve got a huge support behind them. I’m sure they’ll be very vocal towards their team to try and win the match, and we’ve got to quiet the crowd and try to frustrate them.
“Hopefully if we can stick to our game plan and frustrate the Newcastle players and the team, we can manage to nick a goal or go ahead in the game and get the three points.
“There’s obviously a lot of reliance on the strikers to get goals, so we need to chip in from everywhere.
“It’s not just the midfielders, it’s the defenders as well. We’re particularly strong from set-pieces, so we need to make the most of them. Set-pieces nowadays can win or lose you games.
“Personally, I’m looking forward to trying to chip in myself and help the strikers out.”
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