Jose Mourinho has accused Newcastle of raising their game when they play Chelsea.
The Portuguese, who has ever beaten Newcastle at home in the league claimed that the Allan Pardew side play other teams as if they are playing friendly games.
Last season Chelsea crashed 2-0 against the Magpies and Mourinho wielded the axe as Ashley Cole was dropped after his team had 30 shots on goal but still lost.
“When Newcastle play against other teams they look like they’re playing friendlies. Maybe this is because Chelsea, in the last decade, became a strong team that everybody wants to beat.
There are a few stadiums in this country where, clearly, when they see the Chelsea shirts, they play the game of their lives. Mourinho said.
“Let’s try tomorrow to win there. Why have we not done it? Because it’s difficult. A difficult stadium to play at.
Mourinho, who will be without suspended midfielder Nemanja Matic, takes his top of the table there looking to take their unbeaten record this season to to 22 games.
But he said: “I’m not looking for records. I’m looking for points. Victories and points. And, if possible, at the end of the season, titles.
“A title would be a consequence of that, but I’m not worried about that. We just want to win games and gain points. The only thing that matters for me in the Premier League is that I won the title twice. That’s the only thing that matters to me.”