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No wonder we lost to Chelsea when Newcastle United were playing with 10 men again

2 weeks ago
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Newcastle United up against it once again but no wonder, this time having to play 90 minutes against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with only ten men.

Hang on, no one got sent off, no one got injured after all three substitutes were use…

That’s right, the 10 men Newcastle United team is down to the fact we play Jonjo Shelvey.

He is lazy, slow, disinterested, unfit and overpaid at £80,000+ a week.

I ask, why does Steve Bruce keep playing him?

The supporters can see our midfield gets cut open like a hot knife through butter, Jonjo Shelvey runs like he has 600lb weights on his ankles.

Please put Matty or Anderson in and add some steel with legs.

You can look at any of the top six teams and they all blood a youngster who shines. Foden for Man City, McTominay for Man U, Mount for Chelsea, Barnes for Leicester and Jones for Liverpool.

What /who do Newcastle blood…nothing, we cast them aside like they are a burden.

Also, Jamaal Lascelles is not a good captain, l would like to see Hayden in the role as he leads by example. We need some shouting, demanding, encouraging instead of a bunch of lethargic wall flowers.

I would also like to understand what, if any, motivational skills Steve Bruce has? As l do not see anything on the pitch or sidelines from him.

Why can Toon supporters see what is going on and yet Bruce cannot?

I am staggered and losing faith in my beloved Toon.

Stats from BBC Sport:

Chelsea 2 Newcastle 0 – Monday 15 February 8pm

Goals:

Newcastle:

Chelsea:

Giroud 31, Werner 39

(Half-time stats in brackets)

Possession was Chelsea 66% (68%) Newcastle 34% (32%)

Total shots were Chelsea 18 (12) Newcastle 10 (2)

Shots on target were Chelsea 5 (3) Newcastle 4 (0)

Corners were Chelsea 10 (7) Newcastle 5 (2)

Referee: Peter Bankes

Newcastle United:

Darlow, Krafth, Lascelles, Clark, Lewis, Willock (Carroll 79), Hayden, Shelvey, Saint-Maximin (Fraser 72), Almiron, Gayle (Joelinton 64)

Unused Subs:

Dubravka, Dummett, Matty Longstaff, Ritchie, Murphy, Sean Longstaff

Crowd: 00,000

(Top journalist points out obvious with Steve Bruce’s Newcastle after Chelsea – What colleagues refuse to do – Read HERE)

(3 Positives and 3 Negatives from Chelsea 2 Newcastle 0 – Read HERE)

(Thomas Tuchel disappointed that referee refused to look at his iPad as Chelsea beat Newcastle – Read HERE)

(Steve Bruce truly comical and delusional as he talks after Chelsea 2 Newcastle 0 – Read HERE)

(Chelsea 2 Newcastle 0 – Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Monday night’s defeat – Read HERE)

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