Newcastle vs Chelsea Prediction, Preview and Live Streaming 2021

Newcastle vs Chelsea Prediction, Preview and Live Streaming 2021

Newcastle vs Chelsea predictions for Saturday’s Premier League clash at St. James’ Park. Newcastle continue their hunt for a first win of the season when they host Chelsea on Saturday.

Team News

Newcastle will welcome Jonjo Shelvey back to the fold after he served a suspension in the draw with Palace, but Martin Dubravka, Freddie Woodman and Paul Dummett remain sidelined with injuries.

Ryan Fraser was handed a surprise start in Jones's first match in charge but was replaced by Miguel Almiron 66 minutes in at Selhurst Park, which is a change that could occur from the first whistle here.

Joe Willock is also pushing for inclusion over Sean Longstaff, as Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin seek to terrorise the Chelsea defence up top.

Chelsea's treatment room is starting to fill up again all of a sudden, with Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner both expected to remain sidelined, while Christian Pulisic remains out after a setback in his recovery.

On more positive notes, Tuchel is hopeful that Andreas Christensen (tooth), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (hip), Cesar Azpilicueta (shoulder) and N'Golo Kante (muscle) will all be able to shake off their various ailments in time for this clash.

Havertz should continue as the focal point of the Blues' attack with Lukaku and Werner sidelined, while Mateo Kovacic's stellar showing against the Canaries will not see him retain his place after he suffered a hamstring injury in training.

Newcastle United possible starting lineup:
Darlow; Krafth, Lascelles, Clark; Manquillo, Hayden, Willock, Almiron, Ritchie; Wilson, Saint-Maximin

Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Mendy; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Silva; James, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell; Mount, Hudson-Odoi; Havertz

  • Both teams have scored in eight of Newcastle’s nine Premier League games this season.
  • Chelsea have won seven of their nine league outings this term.
  • Chelsea’s wing-backs have scored six league goals between them this season.
Preview

Magpies await January spending spree
Newcastle’s post-Bruce era got off to an underwhelming start last weekend as they played out a 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace and the prospects of the Magpies ending their winless start to the season look bleak as they host Premier League leaders Chelsea on Saturday.

Newcastle have picked up just four points from a possible 18 so far this season and were eliminated in the Carabao Cup at the first time of asking.

There have been some promising moments, but overall it’s been a dismal start to the campaign and the Toon Army faithful will be eager to see the start of the January transfer window.

Table-topping Blues to continue winning run
Chelsea are enjoying a much more productive first half of the season than their hosts, with the reigning European champions sitting top of the Premier League after nine games and heading into this tie after thumping Norwich 7-0 last weekend.

The Blues did require penalties to beat Southampton in midweek but they have lost just two of their 15 competitive games this season and in the Premier League they have won seven of their nine matches.

They are justified favourites for Saturday’s clash, but their defence could come under pressure. Newcastle, for all their problems, have scored in eight of their nine league matches so far and Chelsea have conceded in five of their last eight in the league.

Chilwell to get among the goals again
With this in mind, backing both teams to find the net looks solid value but I’m not expecting an upset. Chelsea are on fire right now and have scored 12 goals across their last three games, so a 3-1 correct score prediction also holds some appeal.

Chelsea’s wing-backs are also worth considering in the anytime goalscorer market. Ben Chilwell (3), Reece James (2) and Marcos Alonso (1) have scored six of Chelsea’s 23 league goals this season and it’s clear Tuchel favours using them as major attacking outlets, especially with Romelu Lukaku sidelined.


Here are our predictions for Newcastle vs Chelsea.

Prediction one: Total Goals – Under 2.5 Goals @ 21/20 (2.05)
Prediction two:  Both Teams to Score – BTTS – No @ 10/13 (1.77)
Prediction three: Correct Score – 0-1  to Chelsea @ 5/1 (6)

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