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Statistics show why Newcastle should beat Chelsea despite injury woes


The marquee 3 pm Premier League kick-off this weekend sees Newcastle United play host to Chelsea.

The Magpies head into the gameweek sat 7th in the Premier League, while Chelsea are down in 10th place. Back Newcastle to pick up the win at 31/20 with bet365.

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Newcastle vs Chelsea

November 25, 2023

3:00 pm GMT


Why Newcastle should beat Chelsea

Newcastle go into the Chelsea tie with a rather concerning injury list. As many as 14 players could miss out for the North East outfit this weekend, though Bruno Guimaraes, Miguel Almiron and Alexander Isak could all return.

Despite Newcastle’s injury woes, recent history suggests that they remain favourites to pick up the win in this fixture:

  • Newcastle United have won their past four home Premier League matches, keeping a clean sheet in each. The Magpies have not won five top-flight games in a row at St James’ Park without conceding since February 1907.
  • Newcastle are yet to lose a Saturday 3 pm Premier League game under Eddie Howe (W12 D6). However, the last side to beat the Magpies in this kick-off slot was Chelsea at St James’ Park in October 2021.
  • Chelsea have lost 13 Premier League away matches against the Magpies, only being beaten more at Arsenal and Liverpool (15 each) in the competition.

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.