'We need' - Mehrdad Ghodoussi issues strong Newcastle United message after Chelsea win
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But even in the face of adversity, Howe's men responded emphatically by putting the in-form Blues to the sword.
Alexander Isak, back from a groin injury, opened the scoring before Raheem Sterling levelled before half-time. After the break, however, United surged to victory via goals from Jamaal Lascelles, Joelinton and Anthony Gordon.
Providing his verdict on social media after the game, Ghodoussi issued a strong message to supporters.
He posted on X: "What a team #nufc we need to give these guys more support in the stadium, we need to be louder, we need to be the 12th man. #HWTL"
Fellow co-owner Jamie Reuben replied: "What a team and yes we need to match the intensity of the players with our support".
United's injury situation isn't expected to improve dramatically before then with perhaps the exception of Sean Longstaff.