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Pardew talks up Newcastle chances

24 August 2012 19:43

Alan Pardew believes his Newcastle United side are capable of beating Chelsea for the second consecutive time at Stamford Bridge.

Newcastle secured a memorable victory over Roberto Di Matteo's men in May thanks to two sensational strikes from Papiss Cisse.

Chelsea have since bolstered their ranks with the likes of Eden Hazard and Oscar, but Pardew insists his team are more than capable of matching the Blues.

"Chelsea are the European champions. They won the Champions League and they have improved since then - Hazard looks a great buy. We know him well, so we know what to expect from him," Pardew told reporters.

"There are no surprises in that team, but I think in some ways, we can match them and give a good showing there.

"Certainly with this team, I think we are a little bit stronger than last year."

Pardew said he ranks the victory at Stamford Bridge last season as one of his greatest of his career.

"I had never won at Chelsea in any capacity. I have been there many times and it's a very difficult place to win, so that would go down as one of the great victories," the 51-year-old said.

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Competition
Premier League
Date
25 August 2012
Game week
2
Kick-off
18:30
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
2 - 0
Venue
Stamford Bridge (London)
Attendance
41718

Goals

E. Hazard (PG) 22'  
1 - 0
Fernando Torres 45'+3
(assist by E. Hazard) 
2 - 0

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Substitutes

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# Player Bookings
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6
25
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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 0 +0 0
2 0 +0 0
3 0 +0 0
4 0 +0 0
5 0 +0 0
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8 0 +0 0
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