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1st Dec, 2017 | 3:10pm

Benitez reveals what he expects from Chelsea fans during Newcastle PL clash

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez believes he will get a good reception from his old club Chelsea, ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League clash.

The Magpies travel to Stamford Bridge to face the Premier League champions in Saturday’s early kick-off, looking to build on their 2-2 draw with West Brom on Tuesday.

The Chronicle’s Chief Sports Writer Lee Ryder broke the news from Benitez’s press conference on his official Twitter account on Friday afternoon.

Benitez experienced a brief spell as interim manager of Chelsea in the second half of the 2013/13 season, replacing Roberto Di Matteo who was sacked.

The Spaniard guided the club to a third-place finish in the Premier League and helped them clinch the 2013 Europa League title.

He insisted that he will get a good reception from the majority of Chelsea supporters when returns to Stamford Bridge with the Magpies on Saturday.

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Benitez’s side are currently in 12th place in the Premier League table and are without a win in their last five matches, a run which stretches back to mid-October.

The Magpies battled back from 2-0 down to draw with the Baggies in their last Premier League game on Tuesday, thanks to a Ciaran Clark header and an 83rd-minute Johnny Evans own goal.

In other Newcastle United news, former Magpies goalkeeper Shay Given has delivered his verdict on his old club’s season so far. 

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