Newcastle United vs Chelsea Match Info
Date: Saturday January 18 2019
Kick-off time: 5.30pm GMT
Venue: St James’ Park
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
Newcastle United vs Chelsea Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches (all Premier League games)
October 19 2019: Chelsea 1-0 Newcastle United
January 12 2019: Chelsea 2-1 Newcastle United
August 26 2018: Newcastle United 1-2 Chelsea
Total head-to-head league matches played: 147
Newcastle wins: 49
Chelsea wins: 61
Newcastle United vs Chelsea Stats
- Only one of the last 16 matches between these clubs has ended as a draw
- Chelsea have won just one of their latest six away games against Newcastle
- Over 2.5 goals have been scored in six of Newcastle’s last seven home matches
Newcastle United vs Chelsea Match Preview
Chelsea look to be putting an inconsistent spell behind them and are backed to cement their Premier League top-four position by winning at Newcastle.
The Blues experienced a strange December as they alternated between victories and defeats, but since the turn of 2020 there have been signs of them becoming more reliable.
A 1-1 New Year’s Day draw at Brighton was not ideal, especially having been ahead after 10 minutes, but Frank Lampard’s side have subsequently seen off Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup and Burnley at home, both decisively to nil.
Newcastle, meanwhile, had been on a poor run since Christmas until they emphatically won their FA Cup replay 4-1 at home to Rochdale on Wednesday and importantly, there were goals in that game for their key attacking duo Miguel Almiron and Joelinton.
Neither has produced anything like the goals output anticipated when they arrived on Tyneside and the Magpies desperately need them to gain some confidence as they are a long way off being safe from relegation, five points above the safety zone.
In contrast to the last couple of years, most of Newcastle’s recent home games have contained a few goals (see stats above) and with Chelsea in town this could be similar, although the visitors are expected to prove just too strong.
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Newcastle United vs Chelsea Betting Tips
Chelsea to win and both teams to score @ 11/5 with Unibet
Draw HT/Chelsea FT @ 18/5 with Unibet