The caretaker coach of Newcastle United, Graeme Jones has noted that the club needs new faces after a humbling 0-3 home defeat at the hands of Chelsea.
Recall that Chelsea visited St. James’ Park for a Premier League game against Newcastle United and the reigning Champions League winners scored three second-half goals to leave the stadium with the maximum three points.
Chelsea enjoyed 80 percent of the ball possession, made 773 passes against Newcastle United’s 198 passes. The London-based club made 19 shots, 6 of which were on target while Newcastle United recorded 6 shots, one of which was on target.
The biggest aspect of the stats that had caused more problems for Newcastle United is the 0-3 defeat. The defeat has cemented Newcastle United’s place in the relegation zone with 4 points in 10 games, 6 points away from safety.
Recall that the club now has new owners who are worth over £320 billion. The first major decision the new owners made was to sack the club’s coach Steve Bruce because most fans of the club felt he would not be able to lead the club under the new owners.
Since he was sacked over two weeks ago, the club is yet to get a permanent coach. Hence the club has to rely on Graeme Jones until a permanent coach comes.
Before then, Jones has a job to keep the Premier League club safe in the league but the coach says the club needs new faces to stand a chance of surviving relegation.
Though the new owners have a lot of money to spend on big players, they can only start doing that from the January transfer window.
“We’re in a relegation battle. There’s no question about that,” Jones told reporters after 0-3 defeat at the hands of Chelsea on Saturday. “We need to face it like men, stick together, and believe we’ll come through.
“I think it needs a fresh face. The fans were incredible. It’s not a style of football the fans are accustomed to – we want to attack people, we want to score goals.
“But this is the stage we’re in. We haven’t kept enough clean sheets and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out what the need is at the minute. I haven’t spoken to the owners.
“We’ll see what they’ve got to say tonight or tomorrow.”
Graeme Jones explains his decision to name an unchanged lineup against leaders, Chelsea#NEWCHE#AstroEPL pic.twitter.com/rBmLmyQ08B— Stadium Astro 😷 (@stadiumastro) October 30, 2021
Before Newcastle United would have the chance of seeing new faces at the club, the club would have to play 10 Premier League games.
The club has to face tough clubs like Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Leicester City, and Manchester City. This means that it might be so difficult for Newcastle United to survive before January if the club doesn’t find a way to start winning with the old faces that are currently at the club.
Thoughts from the boss on yesterday's win! ⤵️— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 31, 2021