There’s Only One: Eddie Newton

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27th, May 2008

Remembering the poor man’s Makelele
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THEN In his time at Chelsea (1990-99), Newton earned a reputation as a reliable squad player, best utilised in a defensive midfield role. In many ways, he can now be viewed as the poor man’s Claude Makelele. He graduated to Chelsea’s senior squad from the club’s youth system, and enjoyed his finest hour in a blue shirt in the 1997 FA Cup final, when he scored the second goal in the 2-0 win against Middlesbrough. In truth, Newton

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