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Alan Pardew has failed to dismiss Chelsea’s chances of winning the title ahead of the meeting with the blues at Stamford Bridge. Newcastle will be making the visit to London where they have enjoyed a good record in recent years. Their most recent win came in 2012, while Alan Pardew’s men will also be looking to complete the double this campaign.
Newcastle beat Chelsea 2-0 earlier in the campaign, but the omens are not looking good this time around. Newcastle have been on a very poor run of form, which has seen them get only one victory in the last six matches. Continue reading ‘CHELSEA MIGHT WINrgb’
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Newcastle United is quite serious about bringing in the Dutch player Luuk de Jong. The 23 years old striker currently features for Borussia Monchengladbach in the German top flight, but, he has not been a regular starter there.
The Magpies don’t want him on a permanent basis though. They just want him on loan for the remaining part of the season. However, with still more than a couple of weeks remaining in the mid season transfer window, they are not in any kind of hurry. They are biding their time.
Currently, the Bundesliga teams are on winter break. They will be back in action towards the end of January and the negotiations regarding this deal are believed to go forward during that time only.
De Jong has been at Monchengladbach since the last one and half years. He had joined the club before the start of the 2012-13 Season. During his tenure there, the Netherlands international hasn’t got as much playing time as he would have liked to. He has just played 23 league fixtures so far.
The 2013-14 Premier League has gone well for Newcastle United till this point of time. They find themselves in top 10 right now. They are ahead of teams like Southampton and Aston Villa in the table and that clearly shows that they have performed a little better than what was expected of them.
Out of the 21 league games that the Magpies have played so far, they have won 10 and have lost 8. They have got 33 points under their belt.
Newcastle’s next league game is an away fixture. They will be taking on West Ham United at Upton Park on the day after tomorrow and they will enter that game as favourites.
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Newcastle United’s Yoan Gouffran has revealed that he is not looking to play in any given position for the club, but he is more than willing to help manager Alan Pardew by playing in any position the manager wants. Gouffran was brought to the club as a striker after having impressed a lot during his time at Bordeaux. However, he has been used in a variety of roles by Pardew this season. He has been used out wide, as a midfielder, and as a false number nine. Gouffran, though, is not worried about the position he plays, but instead wants to help the team as much as possible.
Newcastle have been experiencing a remarkable turnaround in fortunes over the last few weeks. They managed a stunning 2-0 win over Chelsea, which was followed by an even more remarkable 1-0 win over Tottenham. They have helped them to rise close to the top half of the table. Newcastle have managed three wins in the last five matches. He has made 10 appearances for the club and has scored three goals, with one of them coming against Chelsea.
He has also created two assists as well. Newcastle have found a goal scoring striker in the form of Loic Remy, who is on loan from QPR.
“We have a lot of quality options here. We have Loic Remy as well as Shola Ameobi and Papiss Cisse in the squad. I don’t mind who I play with. We have a lot of competition for places and that is the most important thing. We must keep working hard. I am the type of player who wants to do a job for the team. That is the most important thing for me. I can play in different positions in attack or, if needed,” said the 27-year-old.
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Tottenham had to suffer quite a lot in order to earn the 3-0 victory over Tromso in the Europa league. They had three players injured after the match, which will be a major headache for the manager given that all of them are key for the club. Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas recently said that the Football Association was not looking at the health of the players because they were scheduled the Capital One cup in such a way that the players felt could be affected. However, the match against Tromso did more damage for Tottenham.
Mousa Dembele, Younes Kaboul, and Danny Rose all suffered injuries at various stages of this match. They are major doubts for the Premier league this weekend. It has been a great start by Tottenham as we have been able to compete along with the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City in the table so far. It was expected of them given that they spent in excess of £ 100 million in this transfer window. Even though they recouped most of the money through the sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, their squad is substantially stronger due to the presence of several quality players across the pitch.
Villas-Boas did confirm that Dembele could feature against Cardiff during the weekend.
“Dembele should be okay. He felt a lot of pain when he was brought down, but now he’s steady. Younes felt muscle tightness in his adductor and we decided to take him off. He was struggling but he didn’t rupture anything. We have to be a little bit more careful with Danny Rose. We hope it’s not serious. We have to give him one night to see the reaction of his ankle. He is in doubt for Sunday but he should be okay,” Villas-Boas said.