The Anorak: Back Newcastle to upset Chelsea

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ALAN Pardew has addressed Newcastle’s woeful form by enlisting a flurry of French recruits, who were impressive and put in a real shift in their 2-1 midweek victory at Villa Park.

The club was also boosted with the news that Argentine skipper Fabricio Coloccini will be in the heart of the defence until the end of the season at least.

To me, Rafa Benitez looks a regressive manager who is very fortunate to be the boss of the current champions of Europe, and the latest collapse at Reading is just the latest in a long line of managerial slip-ups. So I am suggesting the points could well stay in the north-east, and, at a massive 10-3 with Betvictor, it is worth chancing.

I feel a bit like the school bully in tipping Colchester to beat the youth and reserves players that Portsmouth are forced to put out every week, but I have to put the boot in and back the away at evens with Coral.

Tottenham should be backed at 6-5 at West Brom, while Arsenal’s leaky defence looks like it could concede anytime in any match, so have both teams to score when Stoke visit the Emirates at 10-11.

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