Chelsea’s Ramires wants home advantage for Newcastle game

Chelsea face Newcastle at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Blues host Newcastle, who will enter the game without a permanent manager.

John Carver is currently leading the side since Alan Pardew left for Crystal Palace, and he lost his only game in charge in the FA Cup last weekend. With Chelsea looking to get revenge on the side that ended their unbeaten start to the season, it promises to be a tough game for the coach, especially with it being played at Stamford Bridge.

Although not a grown renowned for its atmosphere - unlike St James’ Park - Jose Mourinho has an incredible record in West London, having lost just one home game across both spells in charge of the Blues. The league leaders have also won every game played at home this term, and whilst the Magpies will hope to continue their good record against Mourinho’s men, it is hard to bet against a home win in their current state.

With the game being played at Stamford Bridge, it is likely that Newcastle will be looking to avoid defeat, although there is no doubt there is talent enough in the side to defeat the Blues. They could set-up to play on the counter-attack, and Chelsea midfielder Ramires believes that his side must be prepared for every tactical situation that could occur.

Speaking to the official Chelsea website, the Brazilian international said: “Now this is our home game, they might not come out and go for it as much as they did in Newcastle, or they could come and try to surprise us by really going for it, so there's no point going into Saturday expecting to replay the same game as we did in December.”

Whilst it sounds as if Ramires is expecting a tough game, he has claimed that Chelsea will go all out to impose their game upon the Magpies, trying to utilise the home advantage of Stamford Bridge.

He continued: “When they played at their ground they had a real go at us because they were in front of their fans, but at home we want to impose ourselves in front of our own fans, so it could be a totally different kind of game.”

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