Newcastle United vs. Chelsea: Premier League – Match Preview

Chelsea will look to extend their 100% record to the season when they travel to face Newcastle United on Sunday.

Newcastle struggled against Cardiff City last weekend, however spurned an incredible chance to record an away victory.

Kenedy, who was fortunate not to be dismissed in the first half, missed a 95th minute penalty.

Chelsea edged past Arsenal in a five goal thriller at Stamford Bridge, with Marcos Alonso scoring a late winner.

The Blues went two up early, before the Gunners rallied to tie the game at half-time.

Match history
Newcastle United thrashed Chelsea 3-0 at St. James’ Park on the final day of the 2017-18 season.

Chelsea have a surprisingly poor record away to Newcastle, with the hosts unbeaten in five at their ground.

Last five Premier League meetings
Newcastle United 3 Chelsea 0 – 13/05/18
Chelsea 3 Newcastle United 1 – 02/12/17
Chelsea 5 Newcastle United 1 – 13/02/16
Newcastle United 2 Chelsea 2 – 26/09/15
Chelsea 2 Newcastle United 0 – 10/01/15

Chelsea & Under 2.5 goals – 3/1 with Coral

Team news
Kenedy is ineligible to face his parent club meaning Jacob Murphy will deputise.

Salomon Rondon will hope to oust Joselu from the starting XI, however the Spaniard is set to continue.

Eden Hazard is likely to earn his first start of the season here, with Willian dropping out.

Andres Christensen could return to the XI, with Chelsea looking dodgy defensively against the Gunners.

Expected starting XI’s
Newcastle United (4-5-1): Dubravka; Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett; Ritchie, Diame, Shelvey, Perez, Murphy; Joselu
Chelsea (4-3-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Barkley; Pedro, Morata, Hazard

Predictions

Result: Chelsea (7/10 with William Hill)

Correct Score: 0-1 (13/2 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Eden Hazard (19/10 with Coral)

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