Premier League Preview for Newcastle United v Chelsea along with Predictions for every result in the EPL. Follow up each match with results and video highlights posted later in the week.
Newcastle come into this week 10 fixture having lost the Tyne-Wear derby and handing Sunderland their first win of the season. Newcastle’s defensive worries can be seen in their allowing 16 goals this season. While they have scored 12, it is the lack of defensive strength that keeps them stuck in 11th place with 11 points and a 3-2-4 record. Prior to last weekend’s loss they had score two goals in each of their previous five games. Unfortunately they also have allowed two goals in four out of their last five.
Chelsea come into week 10 sitting second in the table with 20 points and a 6-2-1 record. In this time they have scored 16 goals and allowed 6 (third best in the league). They are also undefeated in 16 out of their last 17 matches. The biggest positive for Chelsea coming in to the match is Fernando Torres form. In his last two matches he has scored three goals and gotten an assist. More than that his movement has looked better and he seems to be getting his confidence back.
My prediction for Saturday’s early match is a Chelsea win. While Newcastle might be able to get a goal, Chelsea’s offense has been quick strong lately. Newcastle perhaps stand more of a chance as the home team since Chelsea’s away record this season is where they have had their struggles going 2-2-1 while keeping just one clean sheet.
Betting Odds: Newcastle win: 5.26-5.88; Draw: 3.82-4.10; Chelsea win: 1.64-1.67
Form: Newcastle (W, L, L, W, D, L) Chelsea (L, W, D, W, W, W)
Prediction: Newcastle United 1 – 3 Chelsea
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