Newcastle vs Chelsea is one of the Premier League toughest fixture, Newcastle take on Chelsea in the EPL Matchday 9 fixture at St. James’ Park on Saturday, November 21.
Newcastle United have been inconsistent but entertaining in the Premier League (PL) this season (W3, D2, L3), with five of their last six league fixtures featuring both teams scoring. However, no clean sheet in seven league matches is their worst run since conceding in 11 straight games in 2017. Although they’ve lost by 2+ goals three times already this term, it’s notable that the last four PL H2Hs were all decided by a one-goal margin (Newcastle: W1, L3).
The ‘Blues’ haven’t lost in 11 competitive matches (W6, D5 – 90 minutes), which is their best run since 2018 (18). Netting 3+ goals in five of their last six PL games (W3, D3), no side has scored more PL goals (20) than Chelsea.
Chelsea team have arrived at St James’ Park ahead Newcastle game and Frank Lampard has confirmed Billy Gilmour’s involvement in blues squad in a game against Newcastle United.
Last season’s trip to St James’ Park was spoiled in the dying seconds by Isaac Hayden’s soft header from Allan Saint-Maximin’s cross. Steve Bruce set up the hosts in a formidably defensive 5-4-1 and surrendered 70 per cent of ball possession.
The Magpies’ rearguard fought hard and the Blues found it hard to convert openings into chances in a match that ended in a 1-0 defeat. That scenario may hopefully not apply now with the additional energy, creativity and firepower of the current side. Patience could also be key: almost half of all goals at St James’ this season have arrived in the last quarter-hour.
Chelsea have netted 34 goals in all competitions so far this season, and newcomers have accounted for precisely half of them: Timo Werner (8), Kai Havertz (4), Ben Chilwell (2), Hakim Ziyech (2) and Thiago Silva (1). They’ve also weighed in with 13 assists.
Newcastle vs Chelsea is the toughest Premier League away trip after Liverpool and Arsenal, but the Premier League’s leading goalscorers and most efficient marksmen are unbeaten on the road this campaign.
Newcastle are still licking wounds from the 2-0 defeat by Southampton, or rather the ease of it, with Steve Bruce hinting at a team reboot. The Magpies boast the ninth-best defensive record in the top flight, but are 13th highest goalscorers (alongside Manchester City), commensurate with their current league position.
Bruce can have a safety-first approach, even at home, stringing a narrow back five behind a protective three- or four-man midfield. The aim is for his side to then spring into life in possession, looking to unleash the ingenuity of Saint-Maximin, Almiron or Joelinton, and the main goal threat posed by former Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson.
Newcastle vs Chelsea Lineups
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has released his starting XI lineup against Newcastle tie
Chelsea lineup: Mendy; James, Zouma, Rudiger, Chilwell; Kante (c), Kovacic, Mount, Ziyech; Abraham, Werner
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 21, 2020
This is how we line-up for #NEWCHE at St. James' Park this afternoon.
HWTL! ⚫️⚪️ pic.twitter.com/xBVkgOxsj3
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) November 21, 2020
Karl Darlow; Javier Manquillo, Federico Fernandez, Jamaal Lascelles (c); Ciaran Clark, Jamal Lewis, Isaac Hayden; Jacob Murphy, Allan Saint-Maximin, Jeelinton
Newcastle and Chelsea is schedule to kicks off by 13:30pm at St. James’ Park on Saturday, November 21.
Match: Newcastle vs Chelsea
Competition: English Premier League (EPL)
Date: Saturday, 21 November 2020
Venue: St. James’ Park
How to watch Newcastle vs Chelsea
Newcastle vs Chelsea is available to be streamed live in the following TV channel – Sky Sports, SuperSport, beIN Sports, ESPN, and BT Sport. To find the relevant broadcaster as well as the live update as is being live for free on Chelsea website and the 5th Stand app! 👊
Clubs have voted to suspended the pay-per-view ‘box office’ approach until the New Year at the earliest, so all Chelsea’s remaining matches in November and December will be broadcast live by existing rights holders at no additional cost to viewers.