English Premiership

Pardew targets Blues scalp

2014-12-05 07:58
Alan Pardew (Supplied)
Alan Pardew (Supplied)
Cape Town - Newcastle manager Alan Pardew does not believe Chelsea will go unbeaten this season, and hopes his side can hand the Blues their first loss, reports Football411.

Table-topping Chelsea currently sit on 36 points, six ahead of second-placed Manchester City, and have won 11 and drawn three of their first 14 Premier League matches.

Even more impressive is the fact that they have failed to score just once so far this campaign, in the goaless draw with Newcastle's bitter rivals Sunderland.

Conversely, the Magpies endured a torrid start to the season but a run of six wins in their last eight have seen them climb into the top half of the Premier League standings and Pardew believes his side have a great chance at toppling Jose Mourinho's men.

"That’s one defeat in nine games for us now and we’re looking forward to Chelsea now," Pardew is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

"It’s a great game for our fans and we’re certainly looking to make a good account of ourselves.

"I think it's difficult [to go unbeaten] - obviously Arsenal have done it and Chelsea have come pretty close before.

"But not in all competitions - that is impossible and I think Jose has admitted that. But they're making a very good job of it at the moment.

"It's the best Chelsea team that I've ever seen and I've watched them since I was about 12 so I know them pretty well. I think Jose is pretty pleased with what he's got."

Newcastle United host Chelsea at St. James' Park on Saturday at 14:45. 

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