Date: 24th August 2018 at 6:30pm
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Paul Merson does not believe that we will present Chelsea much of a problem on Sunday.

Predicting the result, he expects a 2-1 win for the away side and explaining his decision, he feels the poor atmosphere around the club could help the Blues take all three points:

“I think Newcastle are struggling. Why did they let Kenedy take the penalty against Cardiff? He was having a nightmare. There’s a bit of a feeling around Newcastle at the moment, and I think Chelsea will take advantage.”

In my view, if we play like we did against Spurs on the opening day, there is every chance we can get a result here. Maurizio Sarri is still settling in as Chelsea manager, and his attacking style of play will take some time to bed in.

Considering we caused a well drilled Tottenham outfit some problems, we should be well capable of exploiting vulnerabilities in a team who are very much a work in progress.

We will need more of a cutting edge than we had against Cardiff though, and I am hoping Rafa Benitez gives Salomon Rondon his first start, replacing Joselu, who was ineffective last time out.

 

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