Newcastle United will welcome Chelsea to St. James’ Park this evening (Saturday) in the Premier League.
Newcastle United enter the encounter against Chelsea off the back of their longest unbeaten streak in the Premier League, having won six and drawn three of their last nine premier league games.
And beating the 2020/21 European champions Chelsea will be another statement win underlining their top-four credentials.
In contrast, Graham Potter’s Chelsea are in the midst of a torrid run of form and are without a win in their past four league matches.
Furthermore, the Blues are coming off back-to-back league defeats to Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal, which have seen them slip down the table into 7th place.
The former Brighton head coach’s honeymoon phase looks to have ended following a three-match losing streak in all competitions, the latest of which saw the Blues plummet out of the Carabao Cup at the hands of Manchester City in midweek.
They will need to step up their performance if they are planning to bounce back against an in-form Newcastle side.
Newcastle vs Chelsea Lineups
Newcastle United (4-3-3): Pope, Trippier, Botman, Schar, Burn, Longstaff, Joelinton, Willock, Almiron, Guimaraes, Wood
Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Mendy, Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Koulibaly, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Jorginho, Hall, Gallagher, Mount, Broja
Kick off is at 18:30.
This article was updated 1 month ago