Premier League – Newcastle United at home to Chelsea

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This Saturday sees Newcastle go head to head with Chelsea at St James’ Park – Kick-off 5:30pm GMT.

Newcastle, who will face Chelsea on Saturday currently sit in third place in the League, four places above their opponents.

Newcastle United arrive at this meeting, having secured 27 points so far this season

This match sees Newcastle looking for a return to form, following a defeat in their last match against Southampton.

Also, Newcastle keep finding ways to win, having secured six victories in their last seven matches is astonishing this season and they are looking worthy of the aspiration to qualify for Champion’s League football. With 27 points (7W, 1L and 6D), they are established in third position in the League having won seven games, drawn six fixtures, and lost one game.

Playing at home, Newcastle have won four meetings and drawn three matches.

A win in this fixture, would take Newcastle United’s points from 27 to 30, so far this season.

Good atacking and defensive team

Defence begins with attack and Newcastle have defended well as a team, borne out by conceding 11 goals in their previous games. Every player has contributed to them delivering a solid defensive display this Premier League season. This has been a good season so far for Newcastle, in terms of goals scored (28). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Miguel Almiron (8), Callum Wilson (6), and Bruno Guimaraes (3).

Eddie Howe will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of six of his Newcastle players.

This season’s Premier League campaign, has so far seen Chelsea achieve 21 points

Chelsea must take a positive approach to this game, if they are to get anything out of, following their recent defeat to Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

Also, with an unfortunate Chelsea that has not managed to win in their last League so far, Graham Potter’s men form is worryingly poor. They should solve their trend if they don’t want to occupy the lasts places in the League Table. With a seventh position in the league and 6 wins, 4 losses and 3 draws, they currently have 21 points in the League having won six meetings, drawn three fixtures, and lost four games.

Chelsea’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Newcastle. In the 7 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won three matches, drawn one game, and lost three games.

A victory for Chelsea would put them on 24 points.

Chelsea’s squad will likely be depleted of seven of their key players when they start on Saturday, due to injury or illness.

Newcastle United v Chelsea – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Chelsea with a greater number of wins. In the last 60 meetings, they have enjoyed 33 wins, to Newcastle’s 15 wins. Also, Newcastle have been unable to beat Chelsea in their last one game with Chelsea at St James’ Park. March 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and The Magpies took all three points winning 1-0.

Performance Report

For Newcastle, Miguel Almiron is a top performing player who has scoredeight goals and provided three assists in 14 League fixtures so far, while Raheem Sterling contributed withthree goals in 13 League matches this campaign for Chelsea.

Other standout players for Newcastle are Callum Wilson and Bruno Guimaraes with six goals and three goals respectively and for Chelsea are Raheem Sterling and Kai Havertz with three goals each.