Chelsea will be aiming to extend their winning streak in all competitions to 5 games when they host an upbeat Newcastle United side at Stamford Bridge. The Blues put in a string of fine performances in the weeks leading up to international break, hitting 15 goals in matches against Grimsby, Brighton, Lille and Southampton.
Chelsea have become one of the most threatening teams in the Premier League under Frank Lampard, and their 16.6 average attempts per game figure is 2nd only to defending champions Man City. At the other end, the ex-Chelsea midfield has yet to find a way to keep things tight. In the 12 games that Chelsea have played since the summer, the Blues have managed just 1 clean sheet.
Steve Bruce’s Newcastle will be coming to London in high spirits after their hard-fought 1-0 win over a dreadful Man Utd side just before the international break. That was a fantastic response to their 5-0 mauling at Leicester City a week back, though that defeat was just the 2nd time in 8 league games that the Magpies failed to get on the scoresheet.
Newcastle have generally been adept at finding goals on the road, scoring at least once in 13 of their last 18 away league games. However, they have won on just 5 of those occasions, so the Newcastle faithful probably won’t be overly optimistic of their chances of getting 3 points here. Don’t miss more of the latest English Premier League matches and get the most accurate football prediction by TipsPortal.
Chelsea vs Newcastle Prediction
- Chelsea have kept just 1 competitive clean sheet this season. Given that Newcastle have failed to score just once on the road this season, we fancy both teams getting on the scoresheet here.
- Chelsea have a fantastic home record against Newcastle, winning their last 7 at Stamford Bridge. The Blues have also scored at least 2 goals in each of those games and have won by a 2-goal margin or more on 6 occasions. Given those numbers, we are tipping Chelsea for a 3-1 win.
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