Newcastle United star declares “There’s no reason why we can’t beat Chelsea”
Newcastle United head to Chelsea on Saturday.
Everybody hoping that the momentum and confidence from the win over Manchester United can be carried into this game, despite the two week break.
Whilst Newcastle picked up that 1-0 win, Chelsea hammered Southampton 4-1 away from home in their last Premier League game.
Despite this, Jamaal Lascelles insists: ‘It’s going to be a tough game but we do fancy our chances.’
The form book tells you that Newcastle have lost their last six visits to Stamford Bridge, scoring three goals and conceding a massive 20 in those half dozen games.
The Newcastle Captain says about a possible weakness that can be exploited with Chelsea: ‘They’re a young side with not much experience in there.’
They are young and have been playing with a lot of flair and focus on attack, the very opposite of Steve Bruce’s ultra negative tactics.
Newcastle have had the lowest possession and created the fewest chances of all 20 PL clubs, scoring only five goals but still conceding a sizeable 13.
Meanwhile Chelsea have scored 18 but conceded 14.
Newcastle may well have a chance BUT only if they can find a way to create more chances and finish them…
Jamaal Lascelles talking to the official site:
“They (Chelsea) are a young side with not much experience in there.
“We’ve been working really hard this week and we’re looking forward to it.
“It’s going to be a tough game but we do fancy our chances.
“We’re still going off the last game.
“We beat Man United at home and there’s no reason why we can’t beat Chelsea.
“We’ve still got the confidence from the last game and hopefully we can go and do the same job.
“It’s not very consistent but it is pleasing that we can beat these big teams.
“Over the course of the season, the games we have been losing to teams like Norwich, we need to sort that out but it gives us confidence that we can beat these big teams and playing Chelsea at the weekend, we are full of confidence going into that.
“The manager has drilled into us about a game plan. Both times against those teams, it has worked. It’s about sticking to the game plan and giving it our all. Both of those games, we were fiery and really passionate.
“I think that’s always how we need to play whereas against Brighton and Norwich, it wasn’t the same. We need to play with the same energy levels, heart and aggression as we did against Man United and Tottenham.”
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