Chelsea will lock their horns against Newcastle at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in the Premier League. The Blues are now in third position in the League Table and they will be eager to maintain their position. Chelsea were emerged victorious against Swansea City in the previous match with a margin of 1-0. Chelsea have collected 29 points from their 14 Points so far and they will be keen to get all 3 Points from this match to keep pace with the League leaders Manchester City.
Newcastle are currently at 12th position in the League Table with 15 Points from 14 encounters. They had drawn against West Brom in the previous match with a scoreline of 2-2. Rafa Benitez will try to get at least a point from this encounter to get some confidence for the rest of the season.
Team News :
David Luiz is probably going to miss the game against Newcastle at Stamford Bridge. Charly Musonda and Michy Batshuayi are also in the list of absentees for Chelsea in this match.
Thibaut Courtois will start in the Chelsea Goal in today’s match. Azpilicueta, Christensen and Rudiger will be the three chosen central defenders for the match. Zappacosta and Alonso will be deployed in the two flanks for them. Drinkwater and Kante will take place in the heart of the midfield for Chelsea in this match. Pedro, Morata and Hazard will be attacking for them from the upfront.
Dummett, Lascelles and Atsu will be out of the clash due to injury problems. Darlow will start in Newcastle Goal in this match. Yedlin, Clark, Lejeune and Mbemba will start in the Newcastle defense. Hayden, Merino and Ritchie will start in the midfield for Newcastle in this match while Perez, Murphy and Joselu will be leading the attacking line for Newcastle.
Predicted First Eleven :
Goalkeeper : Courtois
Defenders : Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger.
Midfielders : Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Kante, Alonso.
Attackers : Pedro, Morata, Hazard.
Newcastle : (4-3-3)
Goalkeeper : Darlow
Defenders : Yedlin, Lejeune, Clark, Mbemba.
Midfielders : Hayden, Merino, Ritchie.
Attackers : Perez, Murphy, Joselu.
My Predicted Scoreline :
Chelsea 3-1 Newcastle
On paper, there is only one clear winner and that too at the Bridge, which will be the home team, though it is rightly said that games are not won on paper and if Newcastle can things sorted out for them, Rafa Benitez will be out to get some sweet revenge on his former club.
It will not be easy for the Magpies to take something out of the game, though if they can make the most of their chances, things could get really interesting on the pitch. Conte will not want to drop any points against the visitors on the night, with Manchester City looking lethal and not dropping points, with some late wins in recent weeks.
Whatever be the case, it will not be a really easy game for the Blues, who made it tough for them in the match against Swansea City and eventually won by the margin of a single goal. Predict the score-line and the goalscorers and let’s see who gets it right. Cheers!!