Chelsea vs Newcastle Prediction and Odds
Newcastle United will host Chelsea in a Premier League clash at St James Park on 30th October. The Magpies are yet to appoint a full time manager since the sacking of Steve Bruce as Graeme Jones has been appointed on an interim basis. Names of Paulo Fonseca and Frank Lampard have emerged as possible candidates but nothing has been finalized yet.
Newcastle’s £305m take over by the Public Investment Fund who will now hold 80% of the club, brought a lot of attention. However, as far as their performance this season, the club is now second from the bottom and they might need to find that missing piece.
Chelsea on the other hand are enjoying life under Thomas Tuchel. Barring a defeat against Manchester City they have been on a roller-coaster ride and are currently topping the Premier League table with 22 points in 9 games.
Chelsea thrashed Norwich City 7-0 with Mason Mount netting a hat-trick for the Blues in the last match.
Newcastle on the other hand drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace and are still searching for their first win of the season.
Chelsea vs Newcastle Prediction and Odds: Match Odds
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Chelsea vs Newcastle Prediction and Odds: Recent Form
It hasn’t been a smooth ride for Newcastle so far in this season. Despite being backed by wealthy investors they haven’t been able to turn their fortunes. They are currently submerged deeply in the relegation zone and might need the January transfer window to infuse some fresh players in a bid to improve their current performance.
The Magpies started their campaign with a 4-2 hammering at the hands of West Ham United. They went on to lose against Aston Villa but managed to grab a 2-2 draw against Southampton.
Manchester United thrashed them 4-1 in the next match and they played two consecutive draws against Leeds United and Watford.
Successive defeats against Wolves and Tottenham Hotspur further deepened their crisis.
Chelsea started their Premier League journey where they left last season as they clinched a clear 3-0 win over their London rivals Crystal Palace. They continued to build on their opening victory as they secured a 2-0 victory over Arsenal followed by a 1-1 goal draw at Liverpool.
They registered two 3-0 defeats over Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur respectively. Manchester City inflicted a first defeat on them but they bounced back with wins over Southampton and Brentford.
Chelsea vs Newcastle Prediction and Odds: Predicted Lineup
Karl Darlow; Jamaal Lascelles, Ciaran Clark, Emil Krafth; Ryan Fraser, Sean Longstaff, Isaac Hayden, Matt Ritchie, Javier Manquillo; Callum Wilson, Allan Saint-Maximin
Edouard Mendy; Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva; Ben Chilwell, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Recce James; Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi; Kai Havertz
Newcastle United vs Chelsea Predictions and Odds: Sofascore Ratings
Chelsea vs Newcastle Prediction and Odds: Defensive and Offensive Stats
Chelsea’s attack has been one of the best this season. For the match against Newcastle, Kai Havertz will be leading from the from. He will be assisted by the duo of Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Mount.
Callum Hudson-Odoi was excellent in the last match and has been given a rating of 6.90.
Kai Havertz has a rating of 6.58. He has been averaging 1.5 shots per game this season.
With a rating of 7.41 Mason Mount is expected to keep things under control against Newcastle.
For Newcastle, Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin will be starting from the front.
Both Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin have received ratings of 6.96 and 7.22 respectively.
Ben Chilwell, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic and Recce James will be at the service in Chelsea’s midfield.
Jorginho has been one of the best midfielders since their arrival at Chelsea. The Italian is rated 6.89 in Sofascore and has made 2.0 tackles per game on average.
Mateo Kovacic has a 7.54 rating in Sofascore. He has a passing accuracy of 89%.
Ben Chilwell and Recce James have ratings of 6.10 and 8.90 respectively.
For Newcastle United, in midfield Ryan Fraser, Sean Longstaff, Isaac Hayden, Matt Ritchie and Javier Manquillo may start.
Ryan Fraser’s rating is 6.50. He has made 0.2 key passes. Sean Longstaff’s rating is 6.73. He has 83% passing accuracy.
Isaac Hayden has been given a rating of 6.55. He has made 0.2 tackles.
Matt Ritchie’s Sofascore rating is 6.80 while his passing accuracy is 80%. Javier Manquillo’s rating is 6.80.
The trio of Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, and Thiago Silva will be responsible for Chelsea’s defense.
Antonio Rudiger has a rating of 7.14 and has been the backbone of the Chelsea backline. He has a passing accuracy of 87%.
Andreas Christensen is rated 7.20 and has kept four clean sheets so far.
Thiago Silva’s rating is 7.60 in sofascore. His passing accuracy stands at 88%.
Jamaal Lascelles, Ciaran Clark and Emil Krafth will be defending for Newcastle against Chelsea.
Jamaal Lascelles has a rating of 6.85. He has 80% passing accuracy.
Ciaran Clark’s rating is 6.57. He has made 0.3 key passes.
Emil Krafth has a rating of 6.80 and his passing accuracy is 74%.
Chelsea vs Newcastle Prediction and Odds: Predicted Winner
Newcastle United is yet to find a win this season. They have has failed to live up to the expectations a fo now and will be hoping to steal a win this Sunday when they host Chelsea at home.
However, given their current form, Chelsea is expected to run riot in the next game. The latest Chelsea vs Newcastle Prediction and Odds are also predicting a Blues win over the Magpies.
Chelsea vs Newcastle Prediction and Odds: Head to Head
Newcastle United and Chelsea have faced each other 169 times. The Blues have claimed wins on 76 occasions while the Magpies have 54 wins. 39 matches ended in draws.
Chelsea hit the Magpies for a six on a number of occasions. In the 1960-61 season the Blues thrashed the Magpies 6-1. In the 1956-57 season Newcastle got humiliated 6-2 by Chelsea.
Newcastle United vs Chelsea Predictions and Odds: Latest Tweets
Originally Tweeted By Pys (CFCPys)
Chelsea players have made a habit of opening up to assistant Zsolt Low, Thiago Silva recently after a fixture at home conducted a lengthy discussion of the game, Did anything go wrong? What went right? What can we do better next time?
Originally Tweeted By Vince (Blue_Footy)
Tuchel: “The Academy is full of quality coaches and quality leaders, and the guys who come from the Academy through to our team and onto our pitch are all of the same spirit and same attitude – humble guys who know what it is to play for Chelsea.”
Tuchel: “It’s a pleasure to have that mix between the best players of the world and the Academy players. That makes things special. This is what we want and we will always try to push guys through but let’s be honest, it’s a matter of quality and not where you come from.”
Originally Tweeted By Elegbede Brothers (elebros)
Lampard was still the only coach willing to come to Chelsea during our transfer ban & STILL reached the Champions League by bringing through Academy players that many of you didn’t even want in the first team or thought would relegate. Stop hating on Lampard & give him his due.