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Newcastle pair Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin can hurt Chelsea

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Newcastle pair Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin can hurt Chelsea

Newcastle United travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday to face Chelsea in the Premier League, as domestic football resumes after the international break.

Steve Bruce’s side relieved some pressure by beating Manchester United 1-0 at home in their last match and it means they currently sit 16th in the table.

But they are preparing to face an in-form Chelsea side that are finding their feet under manager Frank Lampard.

The London club have been transformed into an eye-catching side that can be breathtaking going forward and the Magpies backline will need to be on their A-game.

But defensively they are vulnerable and have leaked 14 goals in their opening eight league matches.

Newcastle certainly have the quality to cause them plenty of trouble when they attack and may just have the ideal combination.

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With Spanish pair Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso starting at full-back for Chelsea in their last game, it’s obvious that they are vulnerable to pace.


Newcastle started with two speed machines in the win over Manchester United, with Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin in wide areas.

Almiron, 25, is a rapid left-winger that could terrorise Azpilicueta and is a real threat on the counter attack.

If Bruce’s side can survive Chelsea’s attack, then Almiron could become a real threat when bombing forward and he needs to start turning his potential into end product.

Meanwhile, Saint-Maximin has looked a real live wire since his summer arrival and the glimpses of him on the pitch so far show he’s skilful with pace to burn.

The 22-year-old should be confident one-on-one of getting the better of left-back Alonso and it’s certainly an area of the pitch that Newcastle may have an advantage.

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