Premier League will take centre stage on Saturday as Newcastle United will host the Blues at St. James Park. In the last 6 fixtures between the two clubs, Chelsea has won twice and Newcastle has won only once. The hosts have been dominant at home and would want to keep things the same way.
After a positive last season, the Magpies are not having a good season this year as they hold the 7th spot in the point table with 6 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. The top bookmakers in India have fantastic Premier League odds with them.
Chelsea has shown some signs of reviving their quality of game in recent matches. However, there is still work to be done as the club is placed at the 10th spot in the point table with 4 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses.
Nicolas Jackson has scored 5 goals in the last 5 fixtures of the Premier League.
The betting tip is...
Nicolas Jackson to score a goal
The hosts would like to continue their 8-match undefeated streak in the Premier League. Eddie Howe can keep the morale of his boys high by reminding them of the win over Arsenal in the first week of this month.
A loss against Bournemouth broke the 7-match undefeated streak of Newcastle but playing at home is an opportunity for the hosts to bounce back in the league.
Newcastle has shown an average of 49.29% possession in the ongoing season of the Premier League with an average of 12.12 shots.
The Magpies have played 44.44% of matches without conceding any goal and this shows the strength of their defence.
Alexander Isak will be in the spotlight as the forward player has 7 goals in the ongoing season of the Premier and has the potential to score goals at any point of the game.
Guimaraes will be available for the next fixture after facing suspension.
Predicted Lineup: Pope; Trippier, Schar, Lascelles, Hall; Willock, Longstaff, Joelinton; Livramento, Gordon, Almiron
With every game in the Premier League, Pochettino is now visible on the Blues and as they travel to St. James’ Park for an away game, the club will be eying a win and gain three points in the table.
Chelsea’s win over Tottenham and a draw in the previous fixture against the Citizens have given some much-needed hope to the visitors.
With 61.64 % of possession throughout the current season, Chelsea has displayed a calm and composed style of play and with every game they are trying to revive football in the club.
However, the Blues’ major struggle lies in their defence as the team has just won 33.33% of games without conceding any goal. With 15 shots on target in the current season, Chelsea has 5.14 shots on target and to win at St. James’s Park, the visitors will need to focus more on their defence strategy.
When it comes to the scoring department, Ian Maatsen has 15.2% shots on target and the Senegalese striker Nicolas Jackson has 7 goals as of now.
Wesley Fofana is still injured and won’t be travelling with the team.
Predicted Lineup: Sánchez (GK), Silva, Disasi, James, Colwill, Gallagher, Palmer, Fernández, Caicedo, Sterling & Jackson
Both teams have their weakness which lies in different departments. Chelsea is struggling with their defence and Newcastle, on the other hand, is struggling with their attack.
The Magpies need a more ferocious approach to dominate the game against the visitors on Saturday. Goals will be scored from both ends but we predict a draw between the two teams.