Chelsea seek respite at grieving Newcastle
01 December 2011, 16:08
Chelsea's trip to Newcastle United offers manager Andre
Villas-Boas respite from the anxious atmosphere of Stamford Bridge but a
game against confident opponents grieving for a former player could
hurt his December revival plan.
Having lost three of their last four home games, Chelsea travel to the
north-east of England on Saturday desperate to make up ground on the
Manchester front-runners but they face a side who have lost just one
league game this season.
"For our Premier League to be alive we need to make the most of the
December games," said Villas-Boas, whose fifth-placed team trail leaders
Manchester City by 10 points before what will be an emotionally charged
game against fourth-placed Newcastle.
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