Paul Ince believes Newcastle may as well stay in bed today rather than bothering to face Chelsea.

Ince thinks the result is a foregone conclusion and says that the way Newcastle are conceding goals at the moment (nine in the last three matches), they are bound to struggle.

Whilst Rafa Benitez made five changes at West Brom, Antonio Conte also took a calculated risk on Wednesday night.

Despite dominating the match, Chelsea narrowly beat Swansea 1-0, with the Swans almost getting an equaliser in the closing stages.

Conte made four changes and Paul Ince believes this makes it even harder for the visitors, with ‘big guns’ such as Hazard, Babayako and Azpilicueta set to return after being rested.

The former West Ham and Man Utd player thinks Chelsea will score plenty of goals without reply, going for a 4-0 home win.

Newcastle have conceded six goals in their last two away matches but in the first five on the road, they only leaked five goals.

Meanwhile Chelsea have only managed to score more than one goal in three of their last 10 Premier League games.

As Wednesday night showed, Chelsea are maybe missing Diego Costa as they at times struggle to turn domination into chances.

Whilst they are missing captain Jamaal Lascelles once again, if Newcastle can get that defensive discipline back in the team, they may have every chance of upsetting both Chelsea and Paul Ince, especially if they can find a goal from somewhere themselves.

Another two goals from set-pieces in midweek a big pointer as to where a goal(s!) are most likely to come from.

Paul Ince talking to The Express:

“At Chelsea?

“Home win.

“You’ve got to fancy them.

“The big guns will be back after being rested midweek.

Newcastle are conceding goals at the moment, you saw them get hit for three at Watford, and I think they’ll struggle again here.

“Prediction: Chelsea 4 Newcastle 0”

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  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    That`s cheered me up.
    words of wisdom from the Guvna. as soon as he started calling himself that the Hated Jock the real Governor gave him the boot

    • Wor Lass

      Calling himself the “Fat [email protected]” doesn`t have the same ring, somehow!

    • Jezza

      Yes the self styled Guvna who himself didn’t turn up at the penalty shoot out in 1996 and jut sat with his back turned too scared to even watch never mind take a one.

  • Dillon Tovak

    Where are his quotes that we shouldn’t bother turning up?
    Looks like he’s just saying Chelsea will win. Which is what 99% of people would assume, including me.

    • 1957

      It’s a Graham Porter special, he’s an expert at taking the simplest quotes and making them into something their not, is he a trainee at the Chronicle. Like you say Ince’s opinion is just saying what most people think

      • TheTradge

        *they’re not

  • Wor Lass

    I think I`ll publish something with the headline, “Graham Porter makes really valid point”. Of course, there won`t be a single quote to back it up ….

    • Rich Lawson

      Does he get paid by the (meaningless) article or is he on a retainer ?

  • Peaky Magpie

    F**k off ya cross eyed c**t.Horrible odious smoggie loving neebody.

    • whitleylad

      Don’t mince your words Peaky, tell us what you really think of him!

      • Peaky Magpie

        Aye,not too fond of him as you can probably tell,he’s definitely not getting a Christmas card ! 🤬👍

  • GToon

    Having just seen Diame is starting he’s probably correct.

  • Rich Lawson

    What did the rest of ”Weight Watchers” think ?

  • nufcslf

    Could have sworn the Watford match was at St. James’. He was right in many ways, still a [email protected] all the same.