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    Chelsea’s rich vein of form to continue against Newcastle

    Chelsea vs Newcastle United Preview 19/10/2019

    17 October 2019 | Premier League | Preview
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    Chelsea’s rich vein of form to continue against Newcastle
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    Newcastle United travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday with Chelsea looking to make it 5 consecutive wins in all competitions.

    The Blues have picked up recent victories against Southampton and Brighton in the Premier League, while defeating Lille and Grimsby in the Champions League and EFL Cup respectively.

    Chelsea currently sit 5th in the Premier League table and find themselves just 2 points behind reigning champions Manchester City.

    Only Man City and league leaders Liverpool have scored more goals in the division this season, with the Blues netting 18 times in 8 games (at an average of over 2 goals per game).

    However, Frank Lampard’s men have managed to keep just 1 clean sheet across their 12 games in all competitions this season, and only 3 teams have conceded more goals than Chelsea in the league.

    Newcastle have actually conceded a goal less than Chelsea, but have only managed to score a measly 5 goals at the other end of the pitch.

    Only bottom of the table Watford have scored fewer goals than Newcastle this season, and manager Steve Bruce will know this sort of goal-scoring form is not good enough.

    The Magpies are sitting just above the relegation zone in 16th place and have recorded just 2 wins from 8 league matches this season.

    With that being said, Newcastle’s 2 wins came against Manchester United and Tottenham. Neither of these sides are anywhere near their best right now, but it does suggest that Newcastle are capable of beating the so called ‘Big 6’ clubs in the division.

    Newcastle’s 5 league goals this season have all come from different scorers, while Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham sits joint-top of the goal-scoring charts with 8 league goals to his name alone.

    Chelsea have won 5 of the last 6 meetings between the two teams and have scored 2 or more goals in each of those 5 wins.

    In fact, Chelsea have scored a total of 15 goals across their last 5 wins against Newcastle (at an average of 3 goals per game).

    The recent head-to-head record between the two teams doesn’t bode well for the Magpies, and Chelsea’s run of 4 straight wins makes them the clear favorites this time around.

    Forebet predicts a win for Chelsea, with over 2.5 goals for the home side.

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    OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
    1. Liverpool 34 12 11 1 0 28 10 18
    2. Leicester City 26 12 8 2 2 29 8 21
    3. Chelsea 26 12 8 2 2 27 17 10
    4. Manchester City 25 12 8 1 3 35 13 22
    5. Sheffield United 17 12 4 5 3 13 9 4
    6. Arsenal 17 12 4 5 3 16 17 -1
    7. Manchester United 16 12 4 4 4 16 12 4
    8. Wolverhampton 16 12 3 7 2 16 15 1
    9. Bournemouth 16 12 4 4 4 15 15 0
    10. Burnley 15 12 4 3 5 17 18 -1
    11. Brighton 15 12 4 3 5 15 17 -2
    12. Crystal Palace 15 12 4 3 5 10 16 -6
    13. Newcastle United 15 12 4 3 5 11 18 -7
    14. Tottenham 14 12 3 5 4 18 17 1
    15. Everton 14 12 4 2 6 13 18 -5
    16. West Ham 13 12 3 4 5 14 20 -6
    17. Aston Villa 11 12 3 2 7 17 20 -3
    18. Watford 8 12 1 5 6 8 23 -15
    19. Southampton 8 12 2 2 8 11 29 -18
    20. Norwich City 7 12 2 1 9 11 28 -17

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