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NEW vs CHE: Team News, Probable XI, Prediction & H2H

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 17/01/2020

Newcastle will host Chelsea in their next Premier League game at St James Park on Saturday, here are the details you need to know ahead of the clash.

NEWCASTLE UNITED:

The Magpies' defender Fabian Lukas Schar, DeAndre Yedlin, Javi Manquillo and Ki SungYeung due to injury.

CHELSEA:

The Blues will miss the services of N’Golo Kante, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Marcos Alonso and Christian Pulisic.

Cant is out due to hamstring injury.

HEAD TO HEAD:

The clash on Saturday will represent the 166th competitive meeting between the two clubs, with Chelsea registering 73 wins in comparison to 53 victories for Newcastle.

The Magpies hold a relatively strong record against Chelsea in the North-East over recent years, claiming four triumphs from the last half-a-dozen matches.

However, Chelsea has prevailed in six of their last seven games in all competitions, which includes a 2-1 success on their last visit to this ground in August 2018.

RECENT FORM:

NEWCASTLE UNITED:

Steve Bruce’s men are in run of poor form having won just one of their last five games, they drew two and suffered two defeat in the process.

Newcastle is 13th on the Premier League log with five points above the relegation zone.

CHELSEA:

The Stamford Bridge outfit is gradually finding back their earlier form, having recorded a good run of form at the start of the season, the Blues have three wins, one draw and one defeat in their last five encounters.

Frank Lampard’s team is fourth on the Premier League table after 22 games.

POSSIBLE LINEUPS:

NEWCASTLE UNITED:

Dubravka; Hayden, Fernandez, Lascelles, Lejeune, Willems; Ritchie, Shelvey, S.Longstaff, Almiron; Joelinton

CHELSEA:

Arrizabalaga; James, Rudiger, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Barkley, Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, Hudson-Odoi, Abraham

PREDICTION:

Newcastle 1-2 Chelsea
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