Lascelles: Newcastle United can beat Chelsea

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Ahead of Saturday’s Premier League game between Chelsea and Newcastle at Stamford Bridge, Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles believes Newcastle United can beat Chelsea after beating Manchester United before the international break.

He said: “They’re a young side with not much experience in there. We’ve been working really hard this week and we’re looking forward to it. It’s going to be a tough game but we do fancy our chances.

“We’re still going off the last game. We beat Man United at home and there’s no reason why we can’t beat Chelsea. We’ve still got the confidence from the last game and hopefully we can go and do the same job.”

Lascelles believes Newcastle’s 1-0 victories over Tottenham and Manchester United is proof that Newcastle can beat big teams.

“It’s not very consistent but it is pleasing that we can beat these big teams,” the 25-year-old added.

“Over the course of the season, the games we have been losing to teams like Norwich, we need to sort that out but it gives us confidence that we can beat these big teams and playing Chelsea at the weekend, we are full of confidence going into that.

“The manager has drilled into us about a game plan. Both times against those teams, it has worked. It’s about sticking to the game plan and giving it our all. Both of those games, we were fiery and really passionate.

“I think that’s always how we need to play whereas against Brighton and Norwich, it wasn’t the same. We need to play with the same energy levels, heart and aggression as we did against Man United and Tottenham.”

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