Jamie Carragher hails Eddie Howe for getting the maximum out of his squad as Newcastle head into the World Cup break sitting THIRD in the table… as he says Chelsea have gone backwards despite spending £275m
- Newcastle got their eighth win over the season against Chelsea on Saturday
- Joe Willock’s strike earned the Magpies a 1-0 win over Chelsea in the north-east
- Jamie Carragher has praised the impact Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has had
- The club are third in the league standings ahead of the World Cup break
Newcastle’s targets have changed following the club’s stellar start to the season with the north-east side showing they can more than compete with the giants of the Premier League .
Newcastle United earned a hard-fought win over Chelsea courtesy of Joe Willock’s strike
Chelsea slumped to eighth in the Premier League standings with defeat at St James’ Park
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher praised Eddie Howe’s impact at Newcastle
Former Liverpool pundit Jamie Carragher sang the Newcastle manager’s praise after Saturday’s victory, insisting that the 44-year-old was ‘getting more from his players than any other manager’ in the division.
Carragher tweeted: ‘Eddie Howe is getting more from his players than any other manager in the PL (Premier League).
‘While you can’t believe Chelsea spent £275m in the summer, on a team that was very good in the last couple of year.’
The Liverpool legend’s swipe at Chelsea comes during Graham Potter’s worst run of form since the Englishman took charge of the Blues in September.
Eddie Howe (left) is exceeding all expectations at Newcastle while Graham Potter (right) is enduring his worst run of form as Chelsea manager
Newcastle players Joelinton and Nick Pope celebrate their 1-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday
Chelsea are winless in their previous five league matches with Saturday’s loss on the road a third consecutive defeat and slumping to eighth in the league standings.
Potter’s predecessor, Thomas Tuchel, spent heavily in the summer transfer window prior to his departure as new American owner Todd Boehly splashed the cash during the first window of his tenure.
Howe has transformed Newcastle into European hopefuls with the club third in the league
Seven new arrivals passed through the doors of Stamford Bridge as big-money stars Raheem Sterling, Wesley Fofana, and Marc Cucurella kick-started a new era at the five-time Premier League champions.
In stark contrast, Newcastle spent a modest £122.4million – £81million less than Chelsea – with under-the-radar signings fulfilling their potential under Howe’s stewardship.