Cisse Eyes Stamford Bridge Repeat
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Newcastle United FC
Papiss Cisse scored one of the goals of last season as Newcastle won at Chelsea last season and he hopes for something similar on Saturday
By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter
Papiss Cisse returns to the scene of arguably the goal of last season's Barclays Premier League campaign on Saturday - and revealed that he has been watching his stunning strike at Stamford Bridge to try and inspire him to repeat the trick.
Newcastle take on Chelsea in West London for the first time since April when United's Senegalese striker scored twice to give the Magpies a 2-0 win against a side who went on to win the Champions League just days later.
The second of those goals - a sensational swerving effort from outside the box - was many pundits' favourite from the whole term and capped a memorable night for Alan Pardew's side.
It was a surprise result and this time around the Blues are top of the fledging table with two wins from two games, so Cisse knows that United will have to be at their best if they are to pick up another three points following last weekend's win over Tottenham.
"I don't think it'll be an easy game - it'll be a very, very difficult game," the number nine told nufcTV in an exclusive interview this week. "They're going to be ready and we too are going to prepare ourselves for that as well.
"We're going to prepare ourselves for that, knowing that it won't be an easy match - but the matches in England are never easy anyway. They are all hard games.
"To go and play at Chelsea who have won the Champions League, I'm excited to play in front of those guys and to show them that I too can do some things in this job.
"It's a pleasure - it's going to be a pleasure to go down there. I hope we do something good like last year."
Cisse's double at Stamford Bridge were the most recent of the 13 goals he scored last season following his January arrival from Freiburg.
They included all kinds of different finishes and techniques and the 27-year-old replays them regularly.
"I watch them all the time because I'm happy, I'm proud to have scored the 13 goals," he said. "My objective was to settle in quickly, to score goals and to find shots - so I kind of succeeded.
"I try to watch the goals all the time and to concentrate myself on those actions, and try to find shots - even if they're bad in training - whilst thinking about one or two goals I'd like to score.
"I try to refind the feeling of those movements."