Newcastle have, however, won their last three home league matches against Chelsea while their manager Jose Mourinho has never won a league match at St James’ Park in his five visits.
Former England midfielder Paul Merson claims Chelsea will continue their recent good form against beleaguered Newcastle this weekend, as per Sky Sports.
The only other player to get a score of 3.0 or better was Daryl Janmaat, once again though he only played half the match after being forced off after feeling “dizzy”.
“When players come from overseas you cannot really say whether they are going to be successful or not”. Tactically, my players were 200 per cent, they played absolutely fantastically.
Nevertheless, he was badly wounded by the Capital One Cup defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on Wednesday night, with his side managing just one shot on target against a Championship side which had made 10 changes to their starting line-up.
Earlier, we came up with a piece how things are not as expected at St James’ Park and McClaren could be the first manager to sacked in the Premier League this season.
Chelsea are flying high after seemingly ending their stuttering start to the campaign, and will now be relishing a trip to face Newcastle on Saturday, with the Magpies yet to win a league game this term.
Steve McClaren warned the Newcastle United hierarchy that it would take him months to sort out the problems he inherited as head coach and urged supporters to be patient.
Lee Charnley’s email is clearly an attempt to show that Newcastle are not panicking, but instead are aiming to turn things around with a cool, measured approach and by sticking together.
“And at the moment, Newcastle have got the wally with the brolly in charge…and the next three or four games will define his tenure”. We want to be attacking. However, that did not help them as the Tyneside club were knocked out of the competition after a 1-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.
“I remember in Holland when he was at AZ Alkmaar, I joined Twente and he was getting a lot of stick at the beginning of the season because they had had a bad season the previous one, and the first two games, three games, he lost”.
‘But you can’t rush the process, although we would like to.
“You have got to say and you have got to believe – which I do – that could be Saturday”.