Chelsea vs Newcastle United Match Info
Date: Saturday January 12 2019
Kick-off time: 5.30pm GMT
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
Chelsea vs Newcastle United Head-to-Head Record
Last 4 matches
August 26 2018: Newcastle United 1-2 Chelsea
May 13 2018: Newcastle United 3-0 Chelsea
January 28 2018 (FA Cup 4th round): Chelsea 3-0 Newcastle United
December 2 2017: Chelsea 3-1 Newcastle United
Total head-to-head league matches played: 145
Chelsea wins: 59
Newcastle wins: 49
Chelsea vs Newcastle United Stats
- Newcastle have won only one of their last 24 away league matches against Chelsea
- Only Liverpool have conceded fewer home Premier League goals than Chelsea this season
- The top four are the only teams to have lost fewer away Premier League games than Newcastle this term
Chelsea vs Newcastle United Match Preview
Only the scoreline will have disappointed Chelsea in their Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg match against Tottenham on Tuesday, and they should return to winning ways this weekend.
The Blues were the better team at Wembley, especially in the second half, but lost 1-0 to Harry Kane’s 26th-minute penalty.
That tie can be put on the backburner now for another week or so and Chelsea can focus on trying to cement their Premier League top-four place by beating Newcastle and then the closest challengers for their current position, Arsenal.
Maurizio Sarri’s side have been anything but free-scoring lately, basing their victories on being solid at the back, and we think this match could be another such example.
Newcastle also do not accumulate many goals and have won only one of their last nine games, but at least their results away from home are better than those on Tyneside this season which gives them hope of gaining something from this trip to the capital.
However, one exception occurred on Boxing Day when the Magpies were beaten 4-0 at Liverpool.
Everything points to this being a routine, workmanlike success for Chelsea which would leave their former interim manager Rafael Benitez’s current side still very much involved in what is presently a six-team dogfight at the foot of the table.
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