Chelsea vs Newcastle Predictions and Betting Tips:
The Premier League will return to action next weekend with the international fixtures occupying the slots this weekend. The weekend starts with Newcastle taking on Chelsea in their home ground on Saturday.
Chelsea are looking in super-hot form after much needed victories for the side whereas it has been a roller coaster ride for the home team so far. Despite Chelsea starting as a heavyweight, Newcastle came on top when these two teams met early in January which makes for a good battle between the teams.
Chelsea vs Newcastle United Predictions and Betting Tips : Recent form
Chelsea have looked a far better side this season with so many new signings helping them big time. They started off their Premier League journey with a win against Brighton but lost to Liverpool followed by a drawn game against West Brom.
From then on, they have managed to win 3 games and draw 2 against the likes of Manchester United, Southampton. They are currently 5th in the points table with 15 points after 8 games looking to break into the top 3 with a win here. In their last outing, they scored a dominating victory against Sheffield United with a 4-1 margin.
Newcastle have had mixed fortunes so far where they have exceeded expectations by playing extremely well and on other days have been poor. This is reflective when we see how they have done in the last six games.
They have won twice, lost 2 games and involved in a draw on two occasions so far. In the Premier League, they have followed this similar pattern where they have registered wins against West Ham, Burnley and Everton but have similarly been on the losing on three occasions.
With the race for the top 10 very much on, it is significant for the team if they manage to pull off three important points in their own backyard.
New Castle vs Chelsea predictions and betting analysis: Head-to-head
Matches: 46 : Newcastle: 11 Chelsea: 27 Draw: 8
Recent Meeting: Newcastle defeated Chelsea with a 1-0 margin in a premier league fixture.
Newcastle United vs Chelsea predictions and betting Tips: Offensive and defensive stats
The Chelsea will probably field a 4-3-3 combination in this clash whereas their rivals
The Newcastle frontline has the services of Callum Wilson and Saint Maximin who bear the responsibility to score for the side.
Wilson has so far netted on 6 occasions along with an assist in 9 outings. In addition to this, he has 64% pass accuracy and is exceptional in aerial duels, winning 1.8 per game. He will be accompanied by
Saint-Maximin who has a goal and an assist in 8 games so far which is quite unusual as he is a quality striker. Despite less goals, he has 0.9 shots on target and has 3.7 dribbles per game in the recent past.
This duo will be supported by attacking midfielders like Hendrick and Longstaff who has a huge responsibility of creating opportunities against a giant team like Chelsea.
The Chelsea looked strong and sorted but have lacked intent in few games.
Tammy Abraham who is the key striker has looked sharp in the last few games for the side. He has an excellent header and has scored 6 goals and 2 assists in 12 outings along with 1.6 shots per game, 0.7 key passes and 0.3 dribbles per game so far.
Hakim Ziyech has been a prime candidate in the forward who creates chances by giving key passes. He has 4 goals and 3 assists in 13 games along with 80.7% pass accuracy and 1.6 shots on target.
Timo Werner who was criticized for not scoring has finally arrived to the party with match-winning performances for the side. There is no doubt in his finishing ability or in creating chances, but the German has shown what he is made of in the last few matches. He has 12 goals and 3 assists in 20 games with 81.7% success in passes in addition to 2.5 shots on target and 0.8 key pass per game so far.
For Chelsea, the combo of Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Azpilicueta and Ben Chilwell will have to secure the defense to hold a clean sheet.
Kurt Zouma has been exceptional in passing, aerial duels and ball interceptions. He has 0.4 tackles, 5 clears, 3.1 aerials and 90.1% success in completing passes.
Thiago Silva will be the experienced hand in the backline. In the 5 premier league games he has been part of, he managed 0.7 interception, 3.4 clears and 0.7 blocks per game along with 92.4% pass completion rate.
Ben Chilwell is an important signing for the team who has shown his versatility with his invaluable contribution. He has 3 goals and two assists in 10 games along with 80.4% pass success and 1.3 interceptions per game so far. He defends, he controls and scores for the team out of nowhere.
The Newcastle defense consists of Schar, Lascelles, Fernandez and Murphy. Lascelles has scored twice along with 84% pass accuracy and 2.1 aerial duels won so far. He clears 4.6 balls and blocks 1.3 deliveries per game in his recent outings.
Fabian Schar is impeccable with interceptions and tackling. His numbers reflect the same with 1.3 tackles and 1.4 interceptions per game respectively along with 80.8% pass success. Jacob Murphy’s skills include dribbling, finishing and taking set pieces who has 3 goals and 70.9% pass accuracy in 7 games. Along with that, he has 1.5 tackles and 0.8 clears every game in this season.
Newcastle United vs Chelsea predictions and betting : Schedule and Predicted Winner
The match between New Castle and Chelsea is scheduled to be held in the St. James Park on 21st November at 12.30pm local time. Even though Chelsea is the hot favorite here, Newcastle has every opportunity to pull off a surprising victory according to the betting platforms and prediction experts.