Alan Pardew claims Chelsea will be fearing trip to Newcastle

The manager believes Andre Villas-Boas' men will not be relishing the trip to Tyneside and described his side's recent draw at Old Trafford as nothing short of "magnificent"

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew believes Chelsea will be fearing its weekend trip to the Sports Direct Arena.

"We've set up ourselves up for Chelsea,” Pardew told reporters.

The game on Saturday sees Andre Villas-Boas' men, who have won just one of their last four games in all competitions, face a Newcastle side that are yet to be beaten at home this season.

The 50-year-old claims his team are ready for the challenge, and is predicting a tough encounter for the Blues.

"We have one of the big clubs coming to us and they will be fearing coming to us in front of 52,000 Geordies," he said.

Last weekend saw Pardew’s men take arguably their most impressive point of the season, coming from a goal down to salvage a 1-1 draw at champions Manchester United.

"It's not easy to go to Man United and win. Getting a point is magnificent," Pardew said. “The attitude we had towards the game was positive and we tried to go there and win."

"It was only when we went down to 10 men that we felt under pressure. I don't think we allowed them to create any pressure in the first half."