Newton hoping for Chelsea return to form

Chelsea coach Eddie Newton believes the 5-4 aggregate victory over Napoli will give the Blues renewed confidence ahead of the closing stages of the season, talkSPORT reports.

The Blues started the season poorly under former manager Andre Villas-Boas, who was dismissed as Chelsea manager after less than nine months in charge. Interim manager Roberto di Matteo has led the club to three successive victories in three different competitions and the future looks a lot brighter in West London. Chelsea are in the last 16 of the Champions League, eagerly awaiting today’s draw, and have a quarter-final FA Cup tie with Leicester City this weekend.

Newton is happy with what happened against the Italian side and believes the Chelsea players will be rejuvenated and push on forwards. The former Chelsea midfielder, who made over 200 appearances for the club, has returned to the club to help Di Matteo after the pair worked together at West Bromwich Albion.

“They (the players) know that the latter end of the season is when you have to make things happen. It’s about talking to each other and getting it done. It’s been fantastic and we have to hope it carries on to the end of the season. It’s a fantastic club and dressing room, despite what people outside say about it”, Newton said.

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