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Match Day Moments - Newcastle (h)

This afternoon, with Southern England expecting a huge storm to hit sometime today, Chelsea will be hoping to successfully conclude business against Newcastle before the weather makes a mockery of events.

Buoyed after a good decent run of results that included that marvellous 1-0 win away to Manchester City on Monday night, Chelsea supporters will be hoping that Jose Mourinho`s side will be able to keep the run going, plus, there`s also the small matter of gaining revenge for the 2-0 win we suffered up at St James Park earlier this season.

With the games coming thick and fast, we`ve another Premier League fixture at the Hawthorns this Tuesday evening, it`ll be interesting to see who makes the starting eleven.

So why not join us for our regular feature when, from midday, we`ll be keeping an eye on the Liverpool v Arsenal fixture before debating the starting eleven Jose has opted for, the possible tactics and the action as it unfolds at Stamford Bridge.

Could it be another amazing ninety minutes like those we witnessed at the Etihad Stadium?




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Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday February 8 2014

Time: 11:15AM

Your Comments

Come on lads!! Full focus and intensity needed. Newcastle will park the bus as expected. We need to do our job and grab the 3 points today. #COYB #ktbffh
syed230183_chelseafc
Tricky but hopeful tie
Finney_angel
hoping for a Liverpool win this lunchtime...... We need that top spot....
Tunez
City would most likely put 3,4,5 past Norwich..... :(
Tunez
The most predictable 1st eleven is liverpool side,and i bet we'l beat them @ anfield!
blue5
@ tunez, maybe a draw would be good for us. Liverpool are getting to close for my liking and the arse have a very tough two months coming up and I would be very surprised if they are still in it by then. We need to break them down and get an early goal, that will make them go for it then we can score many. come on you blues.
BIG_R
A draw 4 the liv v arsenal will be good result 4 me,but as long as we win,it wont make sense.
blue5
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard on BBC1’s Football Focus "We've beaten possibly the best team in the league but we can't waste that against Newcastle. "We're at Chelsea and this is a club where you're obliged to try to win something every year. We'll be in the title race until the wire. It will be a tasty end to the season and we have to wait to see how many trophies we can win."
merlin
Mark Lawrenson on Football Focus, Football Analyst "I think Jose Mourinho called Chelsea a 'little horse' because he hasn't got the striker that he wants and that's the only reason. They've got outstanding players and experience but if they had a world-class striker they wouldn't be a little horse. "If you talk about Chelsea, how well has John Terry done because of Mourinho?"
merlin
report on Twitter indicates both terry and Willian are out of the game due to injury and compassion for Willian for the death of his ex team mate maicon of shakter, don't know how true the Willian part of the rumour is but there are confirmation from multiple sources on jt's absence
desmondadonis
Liverpool and Arsenal match could have a bearing on the title race... Liverpool could hold Arsenal
Blue_Mel
that said, I think we have adequate replacement for the duo, we can bring Azpi back to the right, Ashley Cole back to his natural position at lb, and we can use ivanovic as a pairing for Cahill, we might use Luiz and play lampard along with matic in the pivot, play schurrle in place of Willian at LW with hazard moving to the right or start salah at RW to give him his debut, Jose says he is ready
desmondadonis
a draw would be good result for the Arsenal match , but I would take the Liverpool win
Blue_Mel
a 4-4 draw would be perfect for me between arsenal and Liverpool, perfect for Chelsea and my FPL team lmao
desmondadonis
JT injured and to miss today's match as per reports!! :(
syed230183_chelseafc
GOAL - Liverpool 1-0 Arsenal - Martin Skrtel (1 min) No time to draw breath. Luis Suarez wins a free-kick out on the left for a pull by Per Mertesacker. Steven Gerrard whips in the set-piece and Martin Skrtel bundles in via his knee. A quick look to check the flag. It's stayed down so the party can start. Arsenal looked very unconvincing under that cross.
merlin
Liverpool score ...yes
Blue_Mel
2-0 Liverpool - Liverpool blowing title race wide open
Blue_Mel
and again !
Blue_Mel
Arsenal being torn apart!
blue5
Its 2:0 already and Sturridge has not score yet.
SameX
Wenger put so many #10 players n he expects results?
blue5
its 3-0 now lmao
desmondadonis
3 goals!!!
blue5
HITS THE WOODWORK - Liverpool 2-0 Arsenal Wow! Liverpool should be home and hosed after a prolific start! Another corner causes Arsenal trouble, it's headed out to Luis Suarez 30 yards from goal and he absolutely leathers a drive against the angle of post and bar! It's a wonderful hit and Kolo Toure then stabs the loose ball wide with goal gaping...
merlin
GOAL - Liverpool 2-0 Arsenal- Martin Skrtel (10 mins) You would not have had Martin Skrtel down as the likeliest candidate to join the long list of hat-trick scorers in this fixture. The Slovakian centre-half contorts his back to get around Steven Gerrard's corner and directs a header round and into the top corner. Superb header.
merlin
3-0 .. Arsenal are collapsing
Blue_Mel
GOAL - Liverpool 3-0 Arsenal - Raheem Sterling
merlin
IT IS FEBRUARY AND ARSENAL’S TRADITIONAL COLLAPSE HAS STARTED
merlin
Yes mr wenger... what is needed is consistency ... where is it ? lmao
Blue_Mel
Lol quite enjoying the Fools Vs Arse. This is another reason why Arse won't ein it. They are too naive in games like these.
Keyser Soze
Please Liverpool.... Just hang in there.....
DonDhammih
GOAL - Liverpool 3-0 Arsenal - Raheem Sterling (17 mins) This is butchery. Liverpool break on Arsenal who are caught outnumbered. Jordan Henderson plays the ball wide, Luis Suarez curls a precise cross back in and Raheem Sterling jumps the queue to poke it home ahead of Daniel Sturridge. The league leaders have been taken to the cleaners and it was Mesut Ozil who lost the ball in the build-up.
merlin
4 goals!
blue5
four yes fore nill lol
BIG_R
I am literally in nirvana here. liverpool are putting the gunners to the sword; 4-0 already and it isnt even 25 minutes yet. Beyond the fact that the Gunners are losing more importantly this will be a major emotional shell shock to the gunners. My goodness!!!
GabeU
thats the end of the arse for another year
BIG_R
GOAL - Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal - Daniel Sturridge Extraordinary.
merlin
just in time for Arsenal to come to the Bridge lolol
Blue_Mel
Honestly, I have never seen anything like this before. This is stranger than fiction.
Keyser Soze
Arsenal getting the spanking of their life
Finney_angel
they will now be in the fight for forth place again
BIG_R
Arsenal are in a free-fall.........
DonDhammih
Another benefit of this whitewash is that it trims the gunners goal difference severely. This is just lovely...we absolutely need to take advantage of this against NewCastle later today.
GabeU
didn't merlin say 4-4 would be good for us, arse come back ?
BIG_R
Am i dreaming or are scousers up 4-0 after 20 + mins against Arse!!!!!!!!! lol!! deary me!!!
syed230183_chelseafc
GOAL - Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal - Daniel Sturridge (20 mins) Extraordinary. Arsenal's defence is like a sieve, Liverpool's attack like a scapel. Philippe Coutinho slides a perfectly-weighted ball in behind Laurent Koscielny, who can only watch as Daniel Sturridge strolls on to it and strokes past Wojciech Szczesny.
merlin
Arsenals next match is United , then Liverpool again in the Cup : )
Blue_Mel
Nine shots on goal, six on target, four goals for Liverpool. As Jose Mourinho and Chelsea proved against Manchester City on Monday, possession is overrated.
merlin
The truly shocking thing about this is that Sturidge has only one goal and suarez is yet to score. Further Suarez has already hit the post and Sturridge already missed and absolute sitter earlier. This may yet get even more ugly. The gunners certainly dont look like BPL championship material on the basis of what they have shown thus far.
GabeU
arsnal are riped apart..wobderfullll
vitalwillian
We need to take advantage, no dilly dally, need to come out all guns blazing today against Newcastle.
syed230183_chelseafc
One good thing about this game is Arsenal's higher goal difference is totally destroyed which really favours us.
SameX
@BIG_R dont think you'd have your draw here man...... Arsenal being ripped apart here.... :)
Tunez
Sorry Arsenal,Arshavin is now in russia
Ken4CFC
if we can rip Newcastle a new one - we can really give our odds a big boost
Blue_Mel
Suarez is conserving his energy, I feel sorry for arsenal when he decides to take the game to the arses
desmondadonis
Mignolet has not touched the ball how sad
Finney_angel
Jim Beglin - "Has Mingolet had to make a save????" Jon Champion - "NO"
Tunez
I still want that 4-4 score, don't want pool getting too confident
desmondadonis
They mock Chelsea for 'parking the bus' but they're 4-0 down in just 20 minutes. Yeah, keep playing your beautiful football aite. :) :) :)
Tunez
Chelsea should please win today
Finney_angel
GOAL - Liverpool 5-0 Arsenal - Raheem Sterling
merlin
GOAL - Liverpool 5-0 Arsenal - Raheem Sterling Arsenal are now surely five goals down and six feet under. Kolo Toure pings a glorious lofted ball over the top which Raheem Sterling tames with the toe of an outstrectched boot. The winger's first attempt on goal is straight at the goalkeeper, but the rebound is knocked straight past Wojciech Szczesny for the fifth.
merlin
Merlin , whats the odds on more goals? .. dare we hope? lol Im going to put my kettle on... will I miss any? lol
Blue_Mel
I'M HEDGING MY BETS ON 7-1
merlin
LMAO I hit snooze a few times as my alarm went off during kick off. The expression on my face after glancing at the TV was O.o
Pavel Permiachkin
Chelsea FC ‏@chelseafc 37s Team v Newcastle: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, D Luiz, Azpilicueta; Matic, Lampard (c); Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Eto’o. #CFC
syed230183_chelseafc
Chelsea FC ‏@chelseafc 48s Substitutes v Newcastle: Schwarzer, Cole, Mikel, Ramires, Schurrle, Salah, Ba. #CFC
syed230183_chelseafc
Strong line up do it for me please
Finney_angel
L'pool 5-0?!? oh my!
syed230183_chelseafc
Anyway good line up from us, only JT replaced wit Oscar. #COYB
syed230183_chelseafc
Mr. Wenger should pick a quote from Jose Mourinho and say "I made 11 mistakes today".......
Tunez
I don't care too much for signing a big name big price striker but I admit Suarez would be a dream come true.
Pavel Permiachkin
Woke up to see 5-0 against Arsenal..or am I dreaming?... Hahaha... Lovely!... I think this is a good result for us, I'm not worried about Liverpool, don't think they can catch up with us...
Latunvic
no merlin, pool to get two more from Suarez!!!!
desmondadonis
heres your Arsenal goal , Merlin
Blue_Mel
GOAL - Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal - Mikel Arteta (pen)
merlin
Time to demolish Newcastle boys........
DonDhammih
if possible?
habbo
if possible?
habbo
That's why Mourinho had to go for the win against Arsenal and manure away.
foreign_viewer
we are leading pool with 3 points, we can't afford to freeze up, a win is a must today and we must try to score more. over to u Samuel Eto, get that brace
desmondadonis
we are leading pool with 3 points, we can't afford to freeze up, a win is a must today and we must try to score more. over to u Samuel Eto, get that brace
desmondadonis
Chelsea confirm John Terry is being rested as "a precaution due to a minor muscle strain", ending his record of having played every minute of every Premier League game this season. Terry has been hugely impressive for the Blues this season, helping them to boast the meanest defence in the top flight and resulting in some calls for him to be considered for England duty in Brazil this summer. Will they miss him against Newcastle today?
merlin
Up The Chels........WIN! WIN!! WIN!!! 3-0 :-)
HGH Magic
slow start! C'mon lads!!!!!!
syed230183_chelseafc
Smh!! similar story going on here, deja vu and all!!
syed230183_chelseafc
Slow and predictable.
foreign_viewer
Goal
nwobi ebuka
Hazard … Wonderful Movement. Wonderful Goal.
StamfordDLion
Goal
nwobi ebuka
Hazaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaardd 1-0 Iva assist
syed230183_chelseafc
matic is class, his coordination is really amazing, get him someone that would compliment him perfectly and we will dominate Europe for a while
desmondadonis
Hazard is brilliant. Lampard is not doing anything.
foreign_viewer
Very Lucky
StamfordDLion
Iva is on form now, goal against City and now an assist through an actual cross!!!!! lol!
syed230183_chelseafc
matic is class, his coordination is really amazing, get him someone that would compliment him perfectly and we will dominate Europe for a while
desmondadonis
Nice assist Eto. WoW Hazard.
StamfordDLion
I just wouldn't be able to put my mind around people who will still say Luiz at CB over midfield. Luiz should be a cover for CB like today, at this point Luiz at midfield is a done deal.
Pavel Permiachkin
Hazard is really a devastating player......... More of the same Eden.....
DonDhammih
Honestly I am missing the 433. I don't think Oscar is an untouchable at this point anymore.
Pavel Permiachkin
2-0... Beauty! Top class play and goal...
Latunvic
Hazard 2-0 superb
syed230183_chelseafc
Age seems to be catching up with Lampard daily.... Looking like a total stranger out there......
DonDhammih
I fear for the rest of the world when Hazard finally becomes a MAN!!!!
DonDhammih
3 Points in the Bag
StamfordDLion
Not happy with what I consider a sloppy performance from Chelsea, but I'm delighted we're ahead though... Hazard is a bozzz!!! #CFC
Tunez
Luizl very poor today
Blue India
the only thing i seem to think of is how matic handles the midfield ALONE , before i thought you needed two players who can defend for the pivot to work but lampard has not dome much defensively but he is keeping things cool alone , now tempted to take hazard off for schrulle or salah but you cant deny him the chance for a hat trick
Don capon
Hello ..calling foreign viewer... where are you ???
Blue_Mel
Let's not slow down, a couple of subs and fresh legs and let's get another couple of goals.
syed230183_chelseafc
And also see jose's face during the game shows that we are not doing what he expects despite having the lead , luiz .. hhmmmmm
Don capon
Willian needs to work on his passes, average at best but very good work rate
pila12
Willian needs to work on his passes, average at best but very good work rate
pila12
I think Oscar has more defensive duty than Lampard... It appears Jose gives Lamp a freer role in the pivot and makes Oscar play more defensively...
Latunvic
Poorly parked bus there by Newcastle. Three more goals please.
foreign_viewer
foreign viewer .. justto check....3 more goals for who ??? Chelsea?
Blue_Mel
Where is the Egyptian Messi?
foreign_viewer
Like I said Luiz playing the midfield is a done deal at this point. Who ever still says he belongs at CB and not in midfield better have some damn good reasoning and explanation.
Pavel Permiachkin
yes 3 -0 ..Lovely
Blue_Mel
Hazard for the Ballon D'Or
Blue_Mel
well deserved Hat Trick … Go Hazard.
StamfordDLion
Eden
blue5
Hazaaaaaaaaaaaaaard 3-0 hattrick awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!
syed230183_chelseafc
Ohhh yeah I almost forgot about Salah. 3-0 up I hope we get to see like maybe 20 minutes of him?
Pavel Permiachkin
Salah on for Oscar. Hazrad number 10 and Willian+Salah inverted wingers.
Pavel Permiachkin
HAZARD OMG !!!!!!!! what amazes me the most abouthis game is the consistency he brings not just scoring and assisting but just being a nuisance for the opposing defence
Don capon
Please gie schrulle and Ba game time they need it very much
Don capon
2 assists from Eto'o , he's defnintely shaken off his rustiness and now hes " arguably" our best Cf right now
Don capon
What do you guys think of a possible future as a number 10 for Hazard? Or will it be too big of a loss on the LW?
Pavel Permiachkin
welcome salha
BIG_R
Anita pretty much toying with Matic there.
foreign_viewer
LMAO @ F_V... At this point it is just funny and comical...
Pavel Permiachkin
Salah is looking good, just nervous to impress.
Pavel Permiachkin
Top of the league, catch us if you can....
pila12
On goes the little poney...milk please...
Gian-Franco/Luca
we are top! yes...cant wait for mourinho comments...are we still a little horse? lol
Blue_Mel
job well done eden, let's take it a game at a time, beautiful win and top of the table
desmondadonis
The little horse is back on top!
Carloss86
Just look at Ba , salah and schrulle clearly match rusty and trying to impress at all cost , at least one of them have to start against west brom because they need it and the fixtures are gonna start coming thick and fast
Don capon
CHELSEA TOP OF THE LEAGUE CHELSEA CHELSEA TOP OF THE LEAGUE
BIG_R
job well done eden, let's take it a game at a time, beautiful win and top of the table
desmondadonis
Great win by the Chels. Eden hazard is finally reaching the class of Ronaldo and Messi.
RomansArmy
Onwards and Upwards
StamfordDLion
perfect end to a perfect week
BlueABS
my little pony lol
BIG_R
pls don't ask how I knew it'll be 3-0....
HGH Magic
well done, good 3 points. Hazard electric and first hattrick, hoping many more to come. Congrats to him!! Another clean sheet!! As City drops points, we move top of table. Cheers!! #KTBFFH #prideofLondon #carefree
syed230183_chelseafc
Who needs beer anymore???.... Raise your glasses of MILK to chelsea being top of the league. #Cheers. #CFC. #KTBFFH.
Ceegnature11
I saw the last 5-8 minutes of City's game, & they (City) were extremely lucky to not concede!!!!!!! We're TOP guys!!!!!!!!!!!! Whoooooooo!!!!!!
Tunez
http://www.worldsoccer.com/247/mourinho-ibrahimovic
zg2000fs
Ok Arsenal have fallen. Now I'm happy.
foreign_viewer
gooood @FV..... So no more trolling yeah???!!!!....!!
Tunez
 

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