Newcastle United vs Chelsea Match preview
Chelsea will be traveling to St James’ Park to take on Newcastle United this Saturday in a Premier League encounter. United will be coming to the game wounded after they suffered a 2-0 loss to Southampton just before the international break.
Meanwhile, Frank Lampard’s men thrashed Sheffield United 4-1, in a game staged at the Stamford Bridge. Chelsea’s visit to St James’ Park has not been an easy trip but will this go Blues way or Newcastle will be getting the bragging right?
Newcastle United vs Chelsea match facts
- Chelsea have scored at least three goals in five of their last six Premier League matches.
- The Blues are unbeaten in their last five Premier League matches.
- In the last two meetings between the two teams, only a single goal has been produced.
- Chelsea have kept six clean sheets in their last eight matches in all competitions.n
- Newcastle United have kept only a single clean sheet in their last eight matches in all competitions.
- In their last eight Premier League matches, the Blues have registered four wins, three draws, and a single defeat.
- In the last eight EPL matches, Newcastle United have only picked two wins, two draws while suffering three defeats.
Newcastle United vs Chelsea Head to Head
Last season, these two teams met twice, with Chelsea beating Newcastle 1-0 before the Magpies returned the favor in the return leg with the same result. In the last six meetings in all the competitions, Chelsea have emerged the winner four times while losing twice in the process. There has never been a draw between the two sides in the last six times the pair have met.
Newcastle team news
The hosts have a host of injuries as they prepare to meet Chelsea at home. Jonjo Shelvey, Dubravka, Dwight Gayle, Matt Ritchie, DeAndre Yedlin, and Paul Dummett are all sidelined with injuries.
Callum Wilson could not be available for selection this weekend despite scan results showing he avoided a serious hamstring problem before the international break.
Ryan Fraser is, however, unlikely to be involved after pulling out of the Scotland squad with a hamstring injury.
Chelsea team news
Chelsea will miss the services of a dependable duo of Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic for Saturday’s trip to Newcastle.
Ben Chilwell could be available for selection having come off injured while on international duty with England. The full-back was an unused substitute as England beat Iceland 4-0 on Wednesday.
Youngster Billy Gilmour is still out with a knee injury but stepped up his recovery after getting some minutes for Scotland’s underage groups during the break.
Newcastle United vs Chelsea Prediction
Chelsea have been in fine form recently, registering four wins in a row in all competitions. Meanwhile, Newcastle has been inconsistent since the start of the current campaign and lie 13th on the log, eight points above the bottom three.
Trips to St.James’ Park has never been easy for the Blues as they’ve won one of the last matches. However, Newcastle’s recent poor could be a boost for the Blues.
Goals – Over 2.5
In Chelsea’s last four games in all competitions, they’ve produced more than three goals. Over 2.5 is a market you can place your money on.
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