It is an unfortunate fact perhaps, but we are fast running out of football this season. On the plus side though we at least have something to play for, and that is rather amazingly a stab at qualifying for the Champions League. I’m not going to go through it again as everyone knows what is needed.
The odds are slim of course with three tough games remaining, but whilst it’s still mathematically possible we have to make sure we give it our best shot, which is something the players failed to do during the 4-0 weekend loss to Wigan.
I’ll leave it there for this game as not much else needs adding really. However if you do wish to read a bit more background on the match then by all means feel free to have a quick read of the match preview which details any news of injuries, suspension and a bit of history about the fixture.
Unfortunately the TV cameras have chosen to show the Bolton v Tottenham game this evening which means that we won’t be broadcast here in the UK. In turn that means that if you happen to come across any decent streams that you’d like to share by way of leaving a comment then you will be more than welcome to.
Team news will be featured below in full as and when it becomes available.
Howay the lads!
Chelsea: Petr Cech; Jose Bosingwa, Branislav Ivanovic, John Terry, Ryan Bertrand; Jon-Obi Mikel, Raul Meireles; Ramires, Florent Malouda, Daniel Sturridge; Fernando Torres.
Subs: Ross Turnbull, Ashley Cole, Michael Essien, Frank Lampard, Juan Mata, Salomon Kalou, Didier Drogba.
Newcastle: Tim Krul; James Perch, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Cheik Tiote, Jonas Gutierrez; Hatem Ben Arfa, Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba; Papiss Cisse.
Subs: Rob Elliot, Shane Ferguson, Ryan Taylor, Dan Gosling, Gabriel Obertan, Sylvain Marveaux, Shola Ameobi.« Pride restored at NUFC? | Papiss Demba Cisse! Chelsea 0-2 Newcastle United »