Newcastle United vs Chelsea
2018/19 English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 26 August 2018
Kick-off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: St. James Park (Newcastle).
Chelsea will be traveling to the St James’ Park for this Premier League fixture against Newcastle United.
Newcastle United have already found themselves in a hostile environment in this new season of the Premier League. They were welcome to this season with a 2-1 thrashing by Tottenham Spurs at home last weekend.
Notably, they are without a win in their last 2 played matches of the League this season. In this game, Newcastle may miss some of their influential players including Isaac Hayden who has a red card in their encounter with Cardiff and Javier Manquillo succumbed to injury last weekend.
This game will definitely be a hard one for Newcastle and may just add up to their woes.
The Blues are in high spirits as they come into this away fixture. This is after thrashing their long-time challengers, the gunners, in a home match that ended 3-2. According to Maurizio Sarri, the new coach at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea are aiming to win most of their early league matches to safeguard their future as contenders for the Barclays Premier League Trophy.
Chelsea will miss the services of Cesc Fabregas who is suffering a knee injury. Eden Hazard, who has lacked a spot in the first 11 for the past 2 games, may start in this away match. Most definitely, the trio of Morata, Conte, and Pedro will be among the starting XI of Sarri’s men.
Newcastle United vs Chelsea: Head-to-Head
- It was a major surprise to a majority of the EPL when Newcastle United thrashed The Blues 3-0 in May.
- Besides this loss, Chelsea is the most dominant having won 4 times in the last 6 meetings.
- Only one draw has been registered in the last 6 encounters.
- Most meetings have ended with over 2.5 goals.
Newcastle United vs Chelsea: Prediction
Based on Chelsea’s team form, this match has no other probable outcome than a win for them.
On the other hand, Newcastle United are capable of pulling off stunts which lead followers of the EPL with their mouths wide open.
The outcome of this match is almost near certainty. Chelsea may net more than 2 goals here.
Newcastle United vs Chelsea: Betting Tips
Chelsea to win @ 7/10 (1.70)
To score any-time: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea) @ 7/5 (2.40).