Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce has revealed his Newcastle United team will defend and frustrate Chelsea when both sides meet in today’s lunch time kick-off.
Speaking ahead of the game, the Magpies gaffer said: “Look I will make no excuse – if we say today that we are going to line up exactly like Chelsea and make the pitch as big as we can, and make it 11 vs 11 in wide open spaces, then we will get beat.
“At the end of the day they have better players than us. We have to – and this is why the Premier League is so great – find a way.
“We have to find a way to stay in the game and frustrate Chelsea. We must defend well and at the other end of the pitch cause them a problem.
“We have to be right and ready to take on the challenge.
“I won’t shy away from that.”