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Chelsea vs Newcastle United: Vurnon Anita finds life tough at the Bridge

Vurnon Anita Newcastle United vs Chelsea

As the seconds ticked away in the second half, the heavy rain that had threatened the early evening game from even taking place poured onto the greasy Stamford Bridge surface at which point the Newcastle players were probably hoping the heavens would swallow them up and spit them back out somewhere back in the North East after being comfortably second best to Hazard, Mata, Torres and company.

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Can Hatem Ben Arfa be head and shoulders above Ginola?

“I’ve paid real attention to the history of the club and the great players to have played for it.”

Prior to securing his season-long loan to Newcastle United, Hatem Ben Arfa revealed that he took a good look at the tale of the Toon before deciding to move to the North East.

It’s understandable that the 24-year old, who has yet to find a home for his unquestionable talent and often fiery personality, has given this move some thought. Ben Arfa surely need only look back fifteen years to the summer of 1995 when a long-haired left winger from France arrived on Tyneside where he would swiftly acquire a Geordie God-like status.

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