Stamford Chidge is joined by Chelsea legend Kerry Dixon to pick up from last weekend’s victory over Arsenal and look ahead to Sunday’s match against Newcastle.
Kerry and Chidge ponder the exciting start to Chelsea’s season but err on the side of patience as to where it might take the side with question marks about the defence. Morata’s goal will do wonders for his confidence but it was Alonso and Hazard’s cameo which caught the eye. Chidge asks what does Chelsea need to do to keep Eden Hazard – perhaps making him Captain?
Looking ahead to Newcastle on Sunday, they have been something of a bogey side for the Blues with our last win at St James’ Park coming in 2011.
Hopefully Hazard will start in what Kerry expects to be much the same team selected for the Arsenal match. Chidge makes the case for Kovacic starting in place of Barkley while conceding that the latter has made a good start to the season.
Either way Chidge and Kerry feel Chelsea will have enough to dispatch the Geordies.