Cheick Tiote has revealed that his side are in for a tough clash at Stamford Bridge, but the Ivorian feels that the visitors can record an unlikely victory in London.
After the disappointment of losing 3-0 at home to Sunderland in the Tyne-Wear derby last time out, Newcastle have a chance to redeem themselves as they travel to take on Chelsea on Saturday.
Alan Pardew’s men are in need of points after poor recent form, but will have their work cut out to record a victory against Jose Mourinho’s title chasers.
The visitors will be without suspended Loic Remy, while Cheick Tiote is also unavailable due to a hamstring injury.
The Ivorian has been speaking out about Newcastle’s chances, and believes that the Tyneside club can spring a surprise in west London.
"It's going to be hard but I think we've got a chance,” the African midfielder told the club’s official website.
"We have some good players in the squad so if we do the right things, we've got a chance to win.
"But it's going to be tough because Chelsea are a good, good, good, good team. It's going to be tough but if we do the right things we've got a chance to win."
Newcastle sprung a surprise at Stamford Bridge back in May 2012, with two Papiss Cisse wonder strikes ensuring a 2-0 victory for Pardew’s men and playing its part in the club finishing fifth in the league.
Another away win would be something of a shock, especially given the Blues’ form of late.
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